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Search and Destroy (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  5 May 1995 (USA)
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A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.

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A would-be movie producer strives to convince a self-help guru to let him film his book. As the guru is only interested in money, the producer solicits the help of a shady businessman and the guru's own secretary, who wants to write movie scripts (a horror story about brain-scraping monsters). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A screwball tragedy

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Rated R for strong language and some violence, nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$389,731 (USA)
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Dr. Waxling: Just because it happened to you does not make it interesting.
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Cheikko Yosare
Written by Daisuke Shiga and Hiroshi Yamanaka
Used by permission of ToshibaEMIMusic Publishing Co., Ltd.
Recording courtsey of ToshibaEMIRecords
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offbeat, funny, quirky gem
10 March 1999 | by (guelph, canada) – See all my reviews

Great movie, probably one my favorites, although I'm not sure why. Technically, it's pretty sloppy but I just love the cast, the crazy rapid-fire delivery of Turturo, the eerie deadpan Walken, the manic Dunne. Griffin Dunne performs a souped reprise of his role in "After Hours", although he overacts at times, he has the desperate loser role down pat. The movie title, to me, is about searching for what you love and then destroying it, something most of us seem to do over and over again. I like this movie more and more each time I see it, although the sloppiness bugs me increasingly as well. There is a message here about the dangers of pop psychology and new age mantras, but muddled among the nonsense sayings there are some meaningful comments. My favorite is the observation that "We are afraid of change, we are lazy and we are addicted to our pain". How true....


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