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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 screwball tragedy


Action | Comedy | Drama

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

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Release Date:

5 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Busca e Destrói  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)


$389,731 (USA)

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Written by Daisuke Shiga and Hiroshi Yamanaka
Used by permission of ToshibaEMIMusic Publishing Co., Ltd.
Recording courtsey of ToshibaEMIRecords
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An Amazing Surprise!
4 January 2005 | by (Fredericton, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is incredible. It's got fantastic dialog and terrific performances from Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper. That it was originally for the stage is pretty obvious; it just has that feel to it. But so did Glengarry Glen Ross, and that too was a terrific movie.

I don't know if the film is really any sort of meaningful commentary on modern life. I think maybe it tries. The whole thing centers around an infomercial for an adventure story that's a metaphor for self-improvement/self-discovery a la Celestine Prophecy. Mostly it's just about weird characters in weird situations and excellent dialog.

I can't say enough good things about this movie. Anyone who has a taste for weird, black-comedy is going adore this film. 8.5 out of 10.

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