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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
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When Sgt. Button and Lieber pull down and arrest the spectator who is sitting on the platform underneath the lights, the spectator's hands are free when they pull him down into the seats. In the next shot, as the spectator lies on his stomach in between the seats, his arms are bound behind him by twist-tie handcuffs. In the next shot, his hands are free, and Lieber is putting the twist-tie handcuffs around the spectator's wrists. See more »
Are you a doctor?
Yeah, how'd you know?
Dirty shoes and clean white hands.
A lot of guys have clean hands.
But not that clean. It must have taken you ten years at least to get them that clean.
What are you, a commercial or what?
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First of all, you have to suspend all logic and common sense to watch this film. It is probably one of the most laughable disaster scripts ever conceived with cardboard, stereotyped characters placed in a dangerous situation. That said, this is also a dark, ugly film about a subject that speaks to us now because it is starting to reflect reality.
Some of the previous folks have commented on the unrealistic lack of security at the "Championship X" football game. 9/11 showed us that security may not be all that it should be. The bottom line is that a detirmined lunatic is there with a rifle and how will the police deal with the situation. The placement of S.W.A.T. sharpshooters on the light towers to take out the sniper would most likely be the logical response since sneaking up on the guy might provoke him to shoot into the crowd. I'm also sure that in the heat of the moment all kinds of scenarios, both crazy and serious, would be considered by the authorities. As for the one spectator locating the sniper with his binoculars, I believe that is a realistic touch as people focus on all kinds of things away from the action at a game. The needs of a feature film require that tension be created and resolved which often doesn't reflect reality.
I found this film to be slow and tedious when the stock characters were introduced and placed at the game. Once the sniper took his position and became a threat this film turned gritty and violent as shots were exchanged. The fact that the shooter was faceless just added to the scariness of the situation. Who was this guy and what was his major malfunction?
The recent events in the Washington D.C. area add an air of reality to this movie. No one really believed that people were capable of such ugly crimes.
"Two-Minute Warning", aside from the formula melodrama, is a creepy film that might be a little too real now.
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