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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.

Director:

Rowdy Herrington

Writers:

Rowdy Herrington, Marty Kaplan (as Martin Kaplan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Det. Tom Hardy
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Jo Christman
Dennis Farina ... Capt. Nick Detillo
Tom Sizemore ... Det. Danny Detillo
Brion James ... Det. Eddie Eiler
Robert Pastorelli ... Det. Jimmy Detillo
Timothy Busfield ... Tony Sacco
John Mahoney ... Lt. Vince Hardy
Andre Braugher ... Dist. Atty. Frank Morris
Tom Atkins ... Sgt. Fred Hardy
Mike Hodge ... Capt. Penderman, River Rescue Commandant
Jodi Long ... Officer Kim Lee, River Rescue Dispatcher
Roscoe Orman ... Sid, Eddie Eiler's Partner
Robert Gould ... Douglas Kesser
Gareth Williams ... Chick Chicanis
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Storyline

Tom Hardy (Bruce Willis) is a maverick cop in pursuit of a sadistic serial killer. Demoted to river patrol after suggesting to the press the killer may be a police officer, he initiates an unauthorized investigation with his new partner (Sarah Jessica Parker). Written by AYM Films

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They shouldn't have put him in the water, if they didn't want him to make waves. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Rivers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,705,808, 19 September 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,798,623
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Incidentally Ed Harris and Robert De Niro - each to be originally cast before Bruce Willis - co-starred in Jacknife (1989). In addition in the same year, Willis starred in In Country (1989). Both films are set during the Vietnam War. See more »

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Seatbelts and rearview mirrors appear and disappear during the chase scenes. 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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THINGS HAPPEN
Written by Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett and Bill Payne
Performed by Little Feat
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
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Yes, This Has Been Done, But It Is NOT As Bad As Critics Say!
31 May 2007 | by ElswetSee all my reviews

A cop receives phone calls wherein he hears the murders of young women perpetrated by a wily serial killer. Okay, the premise is not new. It is a bit reminiscent of the Zodiac killer, but only a bit. The truth is, only a big star like Willis could pull this one out of the $1 bin and set it upon the eye-level shelves. Fortunately, Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker manage to do just that.

This film is highly underrated and under-appreciated, and wrongly so. The performances by even the supporting cast (actors who are known for lesser films and lesser performances) are wonderful. No, I'm not trying to say this film is Oscar-worthy, but it IS highly entertaining. It properly generates atmosphere, and delivers upon generation.

All in all? I found this work entertaining and enjoyable.

It rates an 8.3/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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