Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy

Director: David Salle

Cast: David Salle, Griffin Dunne, Illeana Douglas, Dennis Hopper

     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 Douglas) to visit Waxling's representatives, who don't react with much enthusiasm when Mirkhein suggests that he'd like them to give him the film rights as well as the money to produce the movie. In search of financing, Mirkhein finds himself working with Kim Ulander (Christopher Walken), a businessman who doesn't mind if people think he's a gangster (and boy, is he something at karaoke night!), and Ron (John Turturro), a second-rate hood with a severely impaired fashion sense. The first directorial effort from artist David Salle, Search and Destroy was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, who also plays a small role as a tax agent.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 Douglas) to visit Waxling's representatives, who don't react with much enthusiasm when Mirkhein suggests that he'd like them to give him the film rights as well as the money to produce the movie. In search of financing, Mirkhein finds himself working with Kim Ulander (Christopher Walken), a businessman who doesn't mind if people think he's a gangster (and boy, is he something at karaoke night!), and Ron (John Turturro), a second-rate hood with a severely impaired fashion sense. The first directorial effort from artist David Salle, Search and Destroy was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, who also plays a small role as a tax agent.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2000
UPC:
0013023049895
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:31:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Griffin Dunne Martin Mirkhein
Illeana Douglas Marie Davenport
Dennis Hopper Dr. Waxling
Christopher Walken Kim Ulander
John Turturro Ron
Rosanna Arquette Lauren Mirkhein
Amanda Plummer Actor
Nicole Burdette Dorothy
Angel David Panfilo
Frank Girardeau State trooper
Ethan Hawke Roger
Dan Hedaya Tailor
Robert Knepper Daniel Strong
Randy Pearlstein Desk Clerk
Tanya Pohlkotte Kim's secretary
Martin Scorsese The Accountant
David Thornton Rob
Tahnee Welch Dead World girl

Technical Credits
David Salle Director
Stephen Alesch Art Director
Michael Almereyda Original Story,Screenwriter
Kerry Barden Casting
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Mark Blum Associate Producer,Co-producer
Bobby Bukowski Cinematographer
Ruth Charny Producer
Elie Cohn Producer
Boaz Davidson Associate Producer,Co-producer
Danny Dimbort Co-producer,Executive Producer
Michelle Gorchow Editor
Billy Hopkins Casting
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Dan Lupovitz Producer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
Trevor Short Associate Producer,Co-producer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Michael Spiller Cinematographer
Robin Standefer Production Designer
Amy Tapper Set Decoration/Design
Pawel Wdowczak Musical Direction/Supervision
Donna Zakowska Costumes/Costume Designer

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