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Striking Distance (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  17 September 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Sacco
Lt. Vince Hardy
Sgt. Fred Hardy
Mike Hodge ...
Capt. Penderman, River Rescue Commandant
Officer Kim Lee, River Rescue Dispatcher
Sid, Eddie Eiler's Partner
Robert Gould ...
Douglas Kesser
Chick Chicanis


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three Rivers  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


£1,652,124 (UK) (20 May 1994)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


On an appearance in May 2004 on On the Record with Bob Costas (2001), Bruce Willis apologized to the movie-going public for this film, saying that "it sucked". See more »


Polish Hill is only about 2 miles from downtown. The patrol run for the witness begins on the Allegheny near downtown in broad daylight, and ends in darkness. See more »


[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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Edited into Ablaze (2001) See more »


Written by Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett and Bill Payne
Performed by Little Feat
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
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Nice and suspenseful
16 August 1999 | by (In shame (2005 update)) – See all my reviews

I caught this one on TV at about midnight, and I wasn't planning to see more than five minutes of it. I did (why would I write this comment if I didn't) and it kept my interest through the whole film. Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker were excellent together and the supporting cast was also outstanding.

Director Rowdy Herrington also brought us the awful A Murder of Crows (1999), but he didn't ruin this one, even if it did get a little far-fetched in places. An interesting plot line, and Willis is believable in his role.

+ (GOOD THINGS) 1.) Direction 2.) Chemistry between Willis and Parker 3.) Ending (unlike everyone else, I didn't see it coming) 4.) Length 5.) The score 6.) John Mahoney's performance

  • (BAD THINGS) 1.) Believability 2.) The script (uneven in


TOTAL: 7/10

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