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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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Loyalty above all else, except honour. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Gross USA:

$24,107,867

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,107,867
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the movie, we see Tom Hardy's father's boat parked in front of his home after being repaired. The name of the boat is "The Three Rivers" a nod to the original name of this movie before Striking Distance. See more »

Goofs

Before the chase, the dispatch reports a pursuit of a suspect in a 1989 Ford, but the Ford that was being chased was around 1985-1987. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) See more »

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WALK RIGHT NOW
Written by Andrew Shaw, Nicholas Kenny, Simon Kenny, Paul Leslie Disley and Charlie Francis
Performed by 2 Die 4
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
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Bruce Willis as a fifth-generation cop
7 May 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I like Rowdy Herrington, and he assembled a good cast for this 1993 film - Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, Tome Sizemore, Robert Pastorelli, John Mahoney, Timothy Busfield, and Andre Braugher.

Willis is Tom Hardy, who spoke out against his crazy partner (Pastorelli) and for this reason is shunned by other officers.

There is a serial killer on the loose, and he's killing all of Tom's ex-girlfriends. Tom knows the killer is a cop, targeting him. He's let go from homicide and all that's available to him is river rescue.

Two years later, his views haven't changed. The killer is back in full swing, but the police thinks it's a copycat. Tom knows better.

The first eight minutes of this consist of a police car - obviously a computer graphic, which was a little off-putting, it was so obvious. This is the type of film that was made for the movie theater - it's loud, it has car chases galore, shootings, crashes - non-stop action.

Willis is very good; the rest of the actors are good, too, but they're from television - Willis is the only true movie star. He and the special effects got all the money.

Pretty good and entertaining, too, with a mini-twist.


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