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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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Jason Ferraro ...
Young Daniel Strong
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Daniel Strong
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Martin Mirkheim
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The Accountant
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Lauren Mirkheim
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Rob
Linda Wahl ...
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Marie Davenport
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Roger
Laurie Godet ...
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Randy Pearlstein ...
Desk clerk
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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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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$389,731
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Martin Scorsese plays The Accountant. Scorsese directed Griffin Dune in After Hours (1986) See more »

Quotes

Kim Ulander: I was talking to my old friend Charlie Manson the other day, and he said to me: "Is it hot in here, or am I crazy?"
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Sonata, Opus 31, No 1, in G Flat Major, Second Movement
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Gloria Cheng
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Amazing cast .... but the film is way less than the sum of it's parts ......
17 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Rarely has such an amazing cast been wasted so badly. Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Illeana Douglas, Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, and John Turturro, all jumped on board, only to be torpedoed by a script that seems like nothing more than a Hollywood in joke. Attaching Martin Scorsese's name to this was probably the draw, but the end result is way less than the sum of it's parts. Resembling a nightmare gone horribly wrong, each scene seems more contrived than the next. "Search and Destroy" is nothing more than abstract, stylish, self indulgent nonsense, and the entire film is decidedly dull.......... MERK


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