Search & Destroy R

A screwball tragedy
Search & Destroy
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DVD Features:

  • 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
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus: Chapter Selection

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 9


User Ratings: 1,936
...Smart and facetious....It's not like anything else out there right now....The mixture of moods keeps you off balance...
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 1995
...[A] crazily arresting film....Handsomely directed....Mr. Salle is exhilarated by movie making and his actors are having a good time...
New York Times
Apr 28, 1995
...Dunne is well-cast....Hopper has some wonderful moments....Walken is hilarious...
Jan 30, 1995
Fiendishly funny turns from Griffin Dunne, Christopher Walker and Ileana Douglas...
Rolling Stone
May 18, 1995
Rating: C -- Artist David Salle makes a disappointing feature debut with a misconceived satire that poorly directed and is not much helped by a dream cast of eccentric indie actors
Dec 3, 2006

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.


Production Notes:

  • "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.

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  • Sales Rank: 52,366
  • UPC: 096009397791
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