Striking Distance

Synopsis: A serial killer is back in Pittsburgh to torment the former homicide detective who was on his trail years before. Tom Hardy, who has been relegated to water-way duty, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): Rowdy Herrington
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Police Department, zone one.

Sergeant Roberts.

The Polish Hill Strangler

has claimed a fourth victim.

The nude body of Arlene Dunn

was recovered from the Ohio River.

Police had been alerted

to the crimes by the killer, -

- who taunts them by playing the

song "Little Red Riding Hood".

The police brutality trial

of Detective Jimmy Detillo is over.

Detillo was convicted

for the beating ofLeon Watson.

Watson remains in a coma.

The key to the conviction -

- was the testimony of Detillo's

partner and cousin Thomas Hardy.

Hardy testified that his partner

used unwarranted force.

Come on, son, we're gonna

be late for the policeman's ball.

- You've got to face him sometime.

- I feel like an a**hole.

Maybe you are an a**hole.

You always were kind of strange.

- I had you as a role model.

- You got that from your mother.

- I see you got the boat fixed.

- Yeah, we're going out tomorrow.

What's the latest

on Little Red Riding Hood?

We get close, he slips away.

I'm telling you, Dad, it's a cop.

Maybe an ex-cop.

Uncle Nick thinks so, too.

- Did you talk to him about Jimmy?

- We talked around it.

Every cop in Pittsburgh

thinks I'm a rat.

You're not a rat.

You told the truth. Nick knows that.

Yeah, we'll look where it's got me.

It's tough, but you know

what my dad used to say?

"Loyalty above all else,

except honour."

We're pursuing a murdersuspect.

'89 Ford, dark blue, RHX715.

Wejust crossed

the 31st StreetBridge.

Suspectis armed and dangerous.

- Let's go.

- So much for the policeman's ball.

Take Bigelow.

- Don't you have a date tonight?

- You're my date.

- What happened to that nurse?

- It just didn't work out.

You've got to give these things

a chance, Tommy.

That girl that works for Dutch

is awful nice.

- Is there some meaning in all this?

- Grandkids.


I'm not that grown up myself yet.

- There they are.

- Go down the alley.

Send an ambulance

to the southbound tube.

We'll trap him at 2nd Ave.

Captain Hardy.

Get out of the car now

with your hands up.

- Uncle Nick.

- Is this the policeman's ball?

This is your last chance.

Get out with your hands up.

Here he comes.

He drives like a cop.

Pull up to him.

Come on, fellas, easy.

My leg!

Something's wrong with my leg.

- Where's Dad?

- Tommy, listen ...

He's been shot, Tommy.

The killer got away.

Daddy! Jesus Christ!

Look who's here.

- Tommy, sorry about your father.

- Thanks, Don.

You just couldn't stay away.

Why come to the sentencing?

We've already heard your testimony.

- Uncle Nick.

- Hi, Tommy.

- How are you feeling?

- I don't know.

- How's the leg?

- Okay.

- I don't want to be here.

- You're a better man than I am.

Tommy, they got the guy

that killed your father.

- What is this?

- His name's Kesser.

He couldn't even lift those women.

We have an eyewitness

that saw him dump a body.

- Even you said it was a cop.

- I said it could be.

Now we have a witness

that said it wasn't.

- Dad, let's go in.

- Sit down, I'll be right with you.

Go ahead. Sit down.

I'll be right in.

I don't want any problems with you.

Do you understand me?

You should be glad we caught him.

Where is he?

They're going to throw the book

at him, Nick. Your son or not.

The criminal court of Pennsylvania

is now in session.

The sentencing for the State

versus Detective Jimmy Detillo.

The Honourable Judge Hellen Kramer


- Mr. Gunther, where is your client?

- We don't know, Your Honour.

Jimmy ... Son, listen to me.

Listen to Daddy. We'll talk to them.

We'll work something out.

Mama went off this bridge.

You remember?

They never found her.

Jimmy, you don't have to do this.

Cops don't go to prison, Dad.

I don't go!

Are you gonna give him a push?

- Jimmy!

- Hey, Tommy.

That's my partner.

My flesh and blood!

Come on down.

You're scaring everybody.

- Who's the best cop now?

- You, Jimmy. Always you.

Who's the best cop now?

Always you, Jim.

Come on down.

Come on, partner. Just take my hand.

Come on.

Come on down.

- No!

- Jimmy!

- You motherf***er! You did this.

- Let go of him.

You did this. F*** you!

No, Bob!

Don't lick me with that fish breath.

Hey, Hardy.


He's still on the sauce.

He'll be sleeping it off somewhere.

He's a fifth generation cop.

He'll show.

Yeah? Who wants to bet?

- $20 says he don't show.

- You're on.

Thank you.

- Tie that up for me, will you?

- Hardy!

I've been calling you for an hour.

You missed roll call.

Penderman's really pissed.

You look like sh*t.

Did you fall off the wagon?

You're a f***ing mess.

I'm sick of taking sh*t for you.

- What do I put in the log?

- Will you get the stern line?

You're a real a**hole.

How did I end up with you?


Get some dry clothes on, Sacco.

I'll catch you on the next run.

River Rescue 9221, this is base.

We have a 111

one mile south of Neville lsland.

Kim Lee, get Hardy.

- 9221, this is base. Come in.

- Go ahead.

This is Penderman.

Get back here and pick up Sacco.

Hardy. Hardy!

Malfunction on his radio, sir.

Like when you shut it off.

- Jeff Schultz. Where's your diver?

- He fell off.

Open it up.

Stand back, please.

Shot in the heart. Small caliber.

Been in the water 48 hours.

Less. 24 hours.

She's been dead 48 though.

Somebody held on to her a while.

- Who's this guy?

- Tom Hardy.

- Tom Hardy?

- The infamous.

- Uncle Nick.

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Rowdy Herrington

Rowdy L. Herrington (born 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Hollywood director and writer currently residing in Livingston, Montana. He is married and has no children. more…

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