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Search and Destroy (1995)

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

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Storyline

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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5 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Busca e Destrói  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$389,731 (USA)
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Quotes

Dr. Waxling: Just because it happened to you does not make it interesting.
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Soundtracks

Moment Musical
Composed by Raymond Scott
Performed by The Raymond Scott Quintet
Licensed from The Raymond Scott Archives
Used by permission of Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
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Where's Salle?
20 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why the hell has David Salle never done another movie? He got famous as a painter back in the 80s and, like his contemporary, Julian Schnabel, got signed on to direct a film with a great cast and decent distribution. Unlike Schnabel, he's not overrated (as a painter or director).

You might expect tedium and pomposity from an artist-director, but that's certainly not the case here. This movie is as fun as a trip to Coney Island!

This is a really nice ensemble comedy with surprises lurking around every turn. If you're a fan of Illeana Douglas, John Turturro, or Christopher Walken, this is certainly not to be missed.


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