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Split Second (1953)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  2 May 1953 (USA)
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Sam Hurley, "Nation's No. 1 killer" with a cold contempt for "heroes," escapes prison with two companions and takes a mixed bag of hostages to Nevada ghost town Lost Hope City. He knows ... See full summary »

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Kay Garven
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Dottie Vale
Keith Andes ...
Larry Fleming
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Asa Tremaine
Paul Kelly ...
Bart Moore
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Richard Egan ...
Doctor Neal Garven
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Sam Hurley, "Nation's No. 1 killer" with a cold contempt for "heroes," escapes prison with two companions and takes a mixed bag of hostages to Nevada ghost town Lost Hope City. He knows they won't be found there because an atom-bomb test is planned for next morning! Relationships shift and tension builds as Hurley keeps the others in suspense as to whether he will let them escape before bomb time. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Atomexplosion in Nevada  »

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Goofs

The woodie station wagon driven by Hurley has a desert water bag on the front bumper. After turning off the main road toward the ghost town, the bag is missing. Later on the bag is back on the bumper. See more »

Quotes

Sam Hurley: You ever been locked up? Some people can stand it and some people can't. The ones who can't would kill themselves and anybody else just to get out for five minutes.
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escaped cons take hostages into a blast zone
27 August 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Three desperate escaped convicts flee into the Nevada wastelands. Along the way they kidnap 5 travelers and force them to hole up in a ghost town for one night. To complicate matters, the government is planning to detonate an atomic bomb early the next morning which will turn the old town into toast. Very tense drama with a nerve tingling finale.


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