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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.

Director:

David Salle

Writers:

Howard Korder (play), Michael Almereyda (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Dr. Luther Waxling
Jason Ferraro Jason Ferraro ... Young Daniel Strong
Robert Knepper ... Daniel Strong
Griffin Dunne ... Martin Mirkheim
Martin Scorsese ... The Accountant
Rosanna Arquette ... Lauren Mirkheim
David Thornton ... Rob
Linda Wahl Linda Wahl ... Party guest
Christopher Walken ... Kim Ulander
Illeana Douglas ... Marie Davenport
Ethan Hawke ... Roger
Laurie Godet Laurie Godet ... Model
Randy Pearlstein Randy Pearlstein ... Desk clerk
Vincent Angell ... Security guard
Nicole Burdette Nicole Burdette ... Dorothy
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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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Action | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Busca e Destrói See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$389,731
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Martin Scorsese plays The Accountant. Scorsese directed Griffin Dune in After Hours (1986) See more »

Quotes

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

The Millionaire's Holiday
Performed and written by Combustible Edison
Produced by Carl Plaster and Combustible Edison
(c) 1994 Combustible Edison Ltd. (BMI)
(c) 1994 Sub Pop
Courtsey of Sub Pop Records
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One Of Walken's Best
13 July 2004 | by tzer0See all my reviews

This is indeed a quirky movie, so Walken is clearly in his element. Griffen Dunne does seem like he's playing the same character in After Hours, only he has fallen on hard times. Dennis Hopper's character, Dunne thinks, holds the key to a brighter future, but only if he can raise the money to turn Hopper's book into a film. That's where Walken's character comes in. But he doesn't want to give him the money directly. He's read Hopper's book too, and wants to help Dunne empower himself, by finding a deal that can help Dunne raise the money, which is where Taturo character comes in. Taturo is a perfect foil for Walken's laid back style. He's no Barton Fink here, but just as weird. If quirky comedies that chug there way over the top are your thing, this movie is for you!


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