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Striking Distance (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual)

3.4 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, Tom Sizemore, Brion James
  • Directors: Rowdy Herrington
  • Writers: Rowdy Herrington, Marty Kaplan
  • Producers: Arnon Milchan, Carmine Zozzora, Hunt Lowry, Marty Kaplan, Steven Reuther
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: July 14 1998
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 0767807588
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,616 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker star in this mind-bending action mystery. Tom Hardy (Willis) is a maverick cop who's not afraid to rock the boat in pursuit of a sadistic serial killer. Demoted to river patrol after suggesting the killer may be a fellow police officer, he initiates an unauthorized investigation which kicks the high-powered plot into overdrive. His new partner (Parker) climbsaboard with a surprise of her own as the conspiracy closes around them for a wake-trailing drama about honor, loyalty and family.

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Format: DVD
I was really surprised by the number of negative reviews of this movie. Granted, STRIKING DISTANCE, is not one of Bruce's best films, but I found it to be solidly entertaining, cliches and all. And I think it had some very good twists that I didn't see coming. I found the whole cast, (even (...)Sarah Jessica Parker) to be commendable in their roles. Special kudos to Robert Pastorelli, Dennis Farina and Tom Sizemore. I wanted to be entertained and STRIKING DISTANCE certainly filled the bill for me!!
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Striking Distance may boast the likes of mega star Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker, pre her Sex In The City fame, in its cast. Not to mention some fine character actors, lending some solid support to the proceedings. Still, thanks to a screenplay, riddled with cliches, the film fails to add anything new to the thriller genre
Tom Hardy (Bruce Willis) is a maverick cop who's not afraid to rock the boat in pursuit of a sadistic serial killer. Demoted to river patrol after suggesting the killer may be a fellow police officer, he initiates an unauthorized investigation. His new partner, Jo (Sarah Jessica Parker) climbs aboard with a surprise of her own, as the conspiracy closes in around them.
Director Rowdy Herrington, who is also credited as co-writer of the film's script with Martin Kaplan, puts together a film that feels all too familiar. The "twists" of the movie are fairly easy to spot, and if it wasn't for the work of Willis, who does a solid job--the movie would be almost forgettable. What should play out like a "page turning pulp mystery", instead, the story connects most of the dots for the viewer. What a shame.
Given my thoughts on the film, I was not at all suprised by the lack of extras, on the DVD. All that's there is the movie's theatrical trailer Those that end up watching Striking Distance can choose to do so, in either the full-screen, or widescreen formats.
What a disappointment. The DVD only garners a two star rating, not my usual feeling about a Bruce Willis flick...
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This movie is absolutely awful; one of several Willis flops from the mid to late 90's ("Color of Night", "Die Hard With A Vengeance", "Last Man Standing", "The Jackal"). However, his other films at least had semi-coherent, albeit predictable, plot lines and decent acting. "Striking Distance" is full every cop/thriller cliché you can think of, the only difference being the fact that Willis plays a water policeman, which by the end of the movie is neither here nor there.
The story sees Willis' character's father (also a police officer) en route to a policeman's ball is throw into a chase scene in which the car (naturally) crashes, and is killed. Though it seems his death is not as a result of the accident, but rather from bullet wounds. Fast-forward to a few years later and bodies are being found dumped in the river that Willis' character patrols. Of course, this all becomes serious when it is apparent the same killer, possibly a serial killer, is committing the murders. Now the hunt is on (surprise, surprise) and Willis suspects this may all be somehow related to his father's death.
What could have been an intelligent and interesting story soon slides below the limbo bar of film mediocrity. Sarah Jessica Parker "co-stars" as the typical love interest, but she has no chemistry with Willis she barley has more than a paragraph of dialogue with him. This is just one of many pointless characters peppered throughout the film. The most annoying one being some cop who has it in for Willis, but you're never sure why, and his confrontations are used as filler (i.e. they have no connection to the murder or to any other plot point).
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Format: VHS Tape
"Striking Distance" was one of the weirdest movies I've seen, because by the time the movie's over, you don't see a point to it. I'm not saying you shouldn't see it, but the fact is the plot is predictable and pointless. The killer is no big suprise, and the characters are just not as intriguing as John McClane or Martin Riggs. Playing Sarah Jessica Parker as a cop was somewhat confusing, and pairing off with Bruce Willis did not work; they're just too different. Although the setting was terrific and the cast allstarred, the movie is over-the-top and as unconvincing as they come. The scene where Tom and the killer are going head-to-head is actually laughable: the guy just doesn't know when to quit, and neither does the screen play. Personally, I think I could have lived without seeing this movie, but Pittsburgh is definately on my vacation's list.
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Format: DVD
Not great "literaure," as it were, but an engaging action yarn as entertainment. Good, complex and well executed vehicle chases. Restrained murder violence, which is more suggested than seen (good, in my book). A rather captivating leading lady (Sarah Jessica Parker). Some good character acting, e.g. the byplay between Willis and his policeman father at the beginning of the film before Dad gets offed. Much location shooting in Pittsburgh, you really get a sense of those rivers.
Hey, it's only an entertainment. I didn't go to sleep during this one. Nil extras on the DVD, though, only a trailer.
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