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Two-Minute Warning (1976)

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A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »

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Sam McKeever
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Mike Ramsay
Marilyn Hassett ...
Lucy
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Steve
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Sandman
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Janet
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The Pickpocket
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David Groh ...
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Joe Kapp ...
Charlie Tyler
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Peggy Ramsay
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Jeffrey
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A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and rush to the scene. Still, they may be too late, as an all-star cast finds itself lined up in the sights of a gun-toting madman. Written by Tim Tompkins <homerjer@hotmail.com>

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swat | police | stadium | sniper | sniper rifle | See more »

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For some...too much time to wait. For the rest...too little time to run. See more »

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12 November 1976 (USA)  »

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Two-Minute Warning  »

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Director Larry Peerce had his name removed from TV version of this movie. The director billed for this was Gene Palmer. Although Peerce's name remains in the credits of the alternate version ("A Larry Peerce-Edward S. Feldman Film"), Palmer is credited as director. Francesca Turner who wrote the teleplay scenes and who obviously had no credit in the cinema version, was added as a co-screenwriter alongside of Edward Hume who now had a shared billing. See more »

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While moving into their firing positions at the stadium, several SWAT members have their fingers on the triggers of their M16 rifles. This violates a basic rule of gun safety, which says that the finger must stay off the trigger until the sights are on the target. Until that time, the finger should be placed alongside the trigger guard. See more »

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Janet: I was on the same plane as you. I couldn't help but notice how attractive you are. You know you have a very beautiful mouth?
Steve: Yeah, so do you, but it's big. You go away, lady, or I'll call a cop.
Janet: I am a cop.
Steve: Well, then kiss me, I'm crazy about cops.
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The superstar Charlton Heston in a thrilling movie
9 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Plot: A psycho with a big ass rifle places himself over the scoreboard at a big football game. It's Capt. Peter Holly's job to get him down from there.

I can't understand why this movie got such a poor grade here at IMDB? Who could ever say that Charlton Heston wasn't the coolest guy on the face of the earth. And take my word for it I'm not one of those hollywood suckers I like independent films and all that but this movie really shows this the mega superstar that is Charlton Heston in his golden years. But it isn't just Mr Heston who makes this movie great, the story is thrilling all the way through as you await the snipers first shot and the crowds reaction. An intelligent movie about the power of one insane man. Ps Look out for Walter Pidgeon ( the aged pick pocket ) know from such roles as Dr Morbius in the scifi classic Forbidden Planet and as Capt. Alan Thorndike in Fritz Lang's masterpiece Man Hunt. DS


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