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Striking Distance (1993)

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Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.

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Storyline

A serial killer is back in Pittsburgh to torment the former homicide detective who was on his trail years before. Tom Hardy, who has been relegated to water-way duty, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence. Written by FMJ_Joker

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Loyalty above all else, except honour. See more »


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Rated R for violence, strong language and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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17 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three Rivers  »

Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,652,124 (UK) (20 May 1994)
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Extensive re-shooting took place after principal photography was completed due to a negative test screening. All the love/intimate scenes between Hardy and Jo were re-shot to make things sexier. Several dialogue scenes, like the scene in the bar between Willis and Sizemore, were also cut to make the film quicker paced. The change in tone of the film also made Columbia change the title from "Three Rivers" to "Striking Distance", as it now focused more on the action/thriller elements. See more »

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When Tom chases the witness to the Polish Hill murders and tackles him to the ground, Tom's gun switches from the left side of the escapee's face to the right side, and then back to the left. See more »

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[first lines]
Newscaster: The search for the Polish Hill Strangler continues in the wake of the discovery of yet a fourth victim early this morning.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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LIL' RED RIDING HOOD
Written by Ronald Blackwell
Performed by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
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Great mystery
22 April 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Now, I know that the majority say this film is bad, while I loved it. It DID get far fetched, it DID get ridiculous in the end, but I still liked it. This movie is more realistic than the other thrillers, take I Know What You Did Last Summer. One thing is for certain, and that is that this movie does show cruelty towards women, so I don't think many women would like this movie, my mom sure didn't! Anyway, Bruce Willis is a river cop, now that's a job I want, to drive a boat around a river all day, easy job, right? Well, not when your area has a ton of killings going on and the bodies dumped in the river for the poor river patrol, who are used to just cruising around have to pick up the bodies. This movie is great keeping the villain secret until the end, they certainly fooled me! This movie got an 8/10 on my scale, probably a 2/10 on my moms. I give it that for great suspense, mystery, and thrills. I lowered it due to how it was a bit against women. This movie is definitely rated R, and shouldn't be viewed by children or young teens for strong violence and language, and also some sex. It is pretty good, while maybe offensive to women, maybe not.


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