- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: August 1, 2005
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Platinum Disc
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus: Chapter Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 05/18/1995
"Fiendishly funny turns from Griffin Dunne, Christopher Walker and Ileana Douglas..."
Variety - 01/30/1995
"...Dunne is well-cast....Hopper has some wonderful moments....Walken is hilarious..."
New York Times - 04/28/1995
"...[A] crazily arresting film....Handsomely directed....Mr. Salle is exhilarated by movie making and his actors are having a good time..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/05/1995
"...Smart and facetious....It's not like anything else out there right now....The mixture of moods keeps you off balance..."
In this cinematic version of Howard Korder's darkly satiric stage play, a small-time loser becomes convinced his destiny is to produce a New York-set screen epic. Stumbling his way toward his dream, he doesn't realize his life is falling apart. Produced by Martin Scorsese.
Middle-aged Martin Mirkhein is a complete failure. He's run a successful business into debt, his marriage is falling apart, and now he's owes the IRS $147,956 in back taxes. Martin may not have much going for him but he has read "Daniel Strong," a best-selling, self-help novel by the popular TV guru Dr Waxling. Now he wants to turn the novel into a major motion picture. To do that, Martin needs the rights and the revenue. Given his grating personality and terrible track record, it won't be easy to get a hold of either. He sets out to meet with Dr. Waxling but ends up sleeping with Waxling's screenwriter-assistant Marie, instead. Determined to make a movie, Martin and Marie move to New York. There, they get involved with wealthy Kim Ulander, an enigmatic businessman with quirky tendencies and a repressed desire to live dangerously. If they aren't careful, this daring duo may not come out of this deal alive.
- "Search and Destroy" is the directing debut for painter David Salle. He was one of the extremely successful "celebrity artists" of the 1980s, working in the postmodern and neo-expressionist styles that dominated the decade.
- Color by Technicolor.
- Copyright 1995 MondoFin R.V.