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Split Second (1992)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle McLaine
Det. Dick Durkin (as Neil Duncan)
The Rat Catcher
Ian Dury ...
Jay Jay
Roberta Eaton ...
Tony Steedman ...
Pat O'Donnell
Foster McLaine
Sara Stockbridge ...
Tiffany (as Sarah Stockbridge)
Colin Skeaping ...
Ken Bones ...
Forensic Expert
Dave Duffy ...
Nick 'The Barman'
Stewart Harvey-Wilson ...
The Killer


In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is back and its after him. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


2008. The future has never looked more dangerous. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Delić sekunde  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)


$5,430,822 (USA)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stephen Norrington acted as the creature effects designer and FX supervisor. See more »


Although supposedly set in 2008, the opening shot of London shows a landscape bereft of both the O2 Arena (Millenium Dome) and the several skyscrapers that surround the solitary building shown. Such are the perils of setting a movie in the near future, but displaying an already changing landscape to set the scene. See more »


Thrasher: How many weapons are you carrying, besides this 'cannon'?
Stone: An MP15.
Thrasher: What else?
Stone: A Glock 50.
Thrasher: And?
Stone: An A3 Assault Shotgun.
Thrasher: If that's not paranoid, I don't know what the fuck is. I'm surprised you don't have a grenade launcher.
Stone: I couldn't get a permit.
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Crazy Credits

The famous Moody Blues song "Nights in White Satin" is credited as "Knights in White Satin". See more »


Referenced in Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct' (2001) See more »


Nights in White Satin
Performed by The Moody Blues
Composer: Justin Hayward
Licensed courtesy of The Decca Record Company
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Good But Never Rises Above Its Straight to Video Status
12 July 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Split Second is great at what it does delivering fast paced action filled b-movie sci-fi / noir. The acting is actually quite good, the plot interesting and well constructed and the action sequences just about deliver the goods on what was no doubt a tight budget.

Rutger Hauer does OK as the tough guy cop Harley Stone without ever really excelling, congratulations should go to Neil Duncan who brought humour to the movie as the irrepressible Detective Dick Durkin, Kim Cattral makes a pre sex in the city film appearance and does OK with the limited scope she's given.

It's an entertaining bit if sci-fi fluff the influences are obvious Blade Runner, Predator and Alien instantly spring to mind It never scales the heights of those films to transcend it's genre and as such is unlikely to appeal to anyone who doesn't go for this kind of B-movie style entertainment. However it does provide a good hour and a half of solid entertainment in an interesting environment, the rain lashed semi flooded London is an interesting premise and is explored as much as budget allows.

If you want good plot, fine acting and very big guns wrapped in a nice bit of trashy sci-fi then this could be the one for you. 7/10

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