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Weighed down by a rote story and passionless performances, Striking Distance represents one of the lesser '90s genre outings from action hero Bruce Willis. Read critic reviews

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Sgt. Tom Hardy (Bruce Willis) denounces his partner, Jimmy Detillo (Robert Pastorelli), for brutally interrogating a suspect. After Jimmy falls to his death from a bridge, Tom is transferred from homicide to the river rescue team. Two years later, the bodies of murdered young women begin turning up in the water -- all of whom were previously romantically linked to Tom. With the help of his new partner, Jo Christman (Sarah Jessica Parker), Tom sets out to find the killer.

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Bruce Willis
Det. Tom Hardy
Dennis Farina
Capt. Nick Detillo
Tom Sizemore
Det. Danny Detillo
Brion James
Det. Eddie Eiler
Robert Pastorelli
Det. Jimmy Detillo
John Mahoney
Lt. Vince Hardy
Andre Braugher
Dist. Atty. Frank Morris
Jodi Long
Officer Kim Lee
Martin Kaplan
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Critic Reviews for Striking Distance

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  • Aug 24, 2012
    Bruce Willis may have been hot stuff when he hit the scene with Die Hard but films like this showcase all the poor choices he made along the way. The filmmaker is quite weak, no real tension on the screen or chemistry by the actors. Willis is one of the key reasons why this film fails, he has zero of that charm he normally has, he essentially sleepwalks through every scene. The background history of this film is interesting and you can see why this film failed to ignite the box office. This could have been a good film if Willis was not involved, why he would sign up for this is the true question. This could have been a good thriller had they not decided to ramp up the action to a relentless level. The plot has numerious holes and a scene where they blow up a car with the person driving it escaping, Willis is riduculed for being reckless but where was the driver and who owned the car? Dumb logic and clear reshoots ruin a poor film and this is just a poor film on the Willis resume. 13/10/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2011
    Just found out about this random Bruce Willis movie from 1993. I don't even know if anyone remembers this, because I haven't even heard about it until recently, and I consider myself a fan of Bruce Willis. Anyway, it's another pretty cool cop film; Bruce Willis does a good job as usual, and the supporting cast, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, and Tom Sizemore, is surprisingly good. There's nothing new here, but it's still a cool film. Very predictable at times...I figured out the "twist" ending right away, but the film is a fun ride even knowing what's going to happen way before it actually does.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2009
    "Who's the best cop now?" When a film's director is named Rowdy Herrington, a name that reminds me of a bad SNL character, the film's gotta be... something something. Herrington has faded from the biz and Willis had his disappointments of his career at the time of this movie. Why Herrington didn't continue making movies is probably because of 'Striking Distance' and his earlier attempt of becoming the next Spielberg... 'Road House'. I'm not gonna go into details about the movie, because there really isn't anything good mentioning about it. Willis is Willis and there's a lot of known faces but to be honest... they all suck. Their acting sucks and the script, which sucks, can be thanked for that. It just doesn't give any good material to work on. In the end, 'Striking Distance' will not be remembered at all. Instantly forgotten and a shameful piece of work in Willis' CV. Skip it away now!
    Jani H Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2009
    A film from a low period in Willis' career, this really is a load of old tosh. The story is nothing special and the actors (Willis included) are only going through the motions. Sarah Jessica Parker is absolutely awful and the killer is bloody obvious. One to watch (in a double bill with Colour of Night) with a few beers and a few mates so that you can have a few laughs at how awful it all is.
    David S Super Reviewer

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