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Striking Distance (1993)



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

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A maverick Pittsburgh policeman loses his job after he shares his suspicion that one of his colleagues is a serial killer. This thriller centers on his hunt to prove his point, a search that becomes more desperate when the killer begins killing the cop's female associates.

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Bruce Willis
as Det. Tom Hardy
Tom Sizemore
as Det. Danny Detillo
Brion James
as Det. Eddie Eiler
Dennis Farina
as Capt. Nick Detillo
Robert Pastorelli
as Det. Jimmy Detillo
Timothy Busfield
as Tony Sacco
John Mahoney
as Lt. Vince Hardy
Andre Braugher
as Dist. Atty. Frank Morris
Tom Atkins
as Sgt. Fred Hardy
Mike Hodge
as Capt. Penderman
Jodi Long
as Officer Kim Lee
Robert Gould
as Douglas Kesser
Gareth Williams
as Chick Chicanis
Ed Hooks
as Attorney Gunther
Julianna McCarthy
as Judge Helen Kramer
Sally Wiggin
as Newscaster #1
Andrea Martin
as Newscaster
Suzanne Vafiadis
as Newscaster #3
Michael Canavan
as Officer Gary Hardy
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Critic Reviews for Striking Distance

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (5)

If "Striking Distance" were a book, it could be called a good read. Instead, it's a painless watch.

May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Striking Distance is an exhausted reassembly of bits and pieces from all the other movies that are more or less exactly like this one.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Although the basic concept is intriguing and the serial killer's methods are memorable, the pacing is noticeably faulty.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Herringston's return to his hometown is no triumph, striking out at every turn, and failing to go the distance.

April 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Striking Distance's failure is, in the end, especially disappointing given the first act's effectiveness and potential...

November 25, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Like the box of generic corn flakes, Striking Distance isn't so terrible, but you'll forget it the second you're done with it. [Blu-ray]

June 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Striking Distance

"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
Jani H

Super Reviewer


A very good action thriller as a cop thinks another cop might be a serial killer. Plenty of good action scenes, and twists guessing the killer. A very strong cast line up as well. If you've not seen this it's worth checking out!

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

pretty decent action flick

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

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