Search and Destroy (1995)




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Martin Mirkhein (Griffin Dunne) is a failed entrepreneur trying to figure out how to pay a huge tax bill to the State of Florida when he gets a brainstorm -- Daniel Strong, the inspirational men's movement novel by New Age philosopher Luther Waxling (Dennis Hopper), would make a great film. Never mind that Mirkhein doesn't know a thing about making movies -- he decides that this film is his destiny, and he heads out with his girlfriend/personal assistant/aspiring screenwriter Marie (Illeana … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Almereyda
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 2000
Box Office: $0.4M
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment



as Dr. Waxling

as The Accountant

as Young Daniel Strong

as Daniel Strong

as Party Guest

as Desk Clerk

as Security Guard

as Kim's Secretary

as Red River Valley Dan...

as Tailor

as Pamfilo

as State trooper

as Dead World girl

as Kim's secretary
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Critic Reviews for Search and Destroy

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

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

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New York Times
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Search and Destroy

The main character is completely unlikable, but the supporting cast are all great. Highlights include anything Walken does, who plays a successful business man who has a midlife crisis and starts shooting everyone for no reason.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

Hilarious & fascinating.

Leo L

Super Reviewer


Actually I only watched this movie because Christopher Walken is in it. Never seen Walken play a role like that was entertaining. You get to see Walken sing and dance too. ;-) My favorite scene in the movie would be the "FUCK MIAMI" scene. John Turturro was hilarious in it. :)))

Elizabeth Smith

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