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Split Second (1992)

R | | Action, Crime, Horror | 1 May 1992 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Michelle McLaine
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Det. Dick Durkin (as Neil Duncan)
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The Rat Catcher
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Thrasher
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Robin
Tony Steedman ...
Pat O'Donnell
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Foster McLaine
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Tiffany (as Sarah Stockbridge)
Colin Skeaping ...
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Nick 'The Barman'
Stewart Harvey-Wilson ...
The Killer
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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

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


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Rated R for gore and language | See all certifications »

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1 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Delić sekunde  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,430,822 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2008. See more »

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Although the film is supposedly set in a flooded London, all the footage shot along the Thames, shows the water levels at a perfectly normal level. This is most evident when we see the Thames flood barrier, which is always shown open. (The barrier was built in the early 80's to protect many London boroughs from rising sea levels) See more »

Quotes

Stone: [to Durkin while grabbing his necktie] Have you been following me?
Thrasher: Damn right he has! Paranoid people with guns are a menace to society!
Stone: [to Thrasher while pulling Durkin forward by his necktie] You'd be paranoid too if you had a dipshit like this following you!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Het uur van de wolf: Rutger Hauer: Blond, blue eyes (2006) See more »

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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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