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Striking Distance (1993)

Director:
Rowdy Herrington
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Crime/Thriller/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Innen rekkevidde
RUNNING TIME
101 minutes
Producer:
Marty Kaplan
Arnon Milchan
Screenwriter:
Rowdy Herrington
Marty Kaplan


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Det. Tom Hardy Bruce Willis
Jo Christman Sarah Jessica Parker
Captain Nick Detillo Dennis Farina
Detective Danny Detillo Tom Sizemore
Detective Eddie Eiler Brion James
Detective Jimmy Detillo Robert Pastorelli
Tony Sacco Timothy Busfield
Lieutenant Vince Hardy John Mahoney
District Attorney Frank Morris Andre Braugher

 

Review

Striking Distance is stylistically a typical early 1990s thriller for better or worse, with recognizable good/bad dichotomy, self-willed and unruly police detectives and a crudely engaging TV-style narrative. The plot here is rather good. It is predictable, yes, but it is also beguilingly constructed and slowly thickens around Bruce Willis' sympathetic protagonist. With a more subtle and apt direction job, the film could have been a taut thriller, but after having excelled in some great action and chase scenes (notably the car chase in the opening act), director Rowdy Herrington completely messes up his own work during a coarse and tasteless finale in which Robert Pastorelli gets unrestricted opportunity to ruin the film with his wild overacting and preposterous psychological profiling.

 

Copyright 29.3.2011 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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