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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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


He's seen the future...Now he has to kill it. He'll need bigger guns. 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)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite some decent word of mouth and an exciting ad campaign, Split Second underperformed at the US box office due to the fact that it opened during the weekend of the L.A. riots. See more »


After Durkin is attacked and Stone drags him out of the back of his car, the blood on his shirt changes between shots. See more »


Thrasher: Are you telling me there's something running around loose in the city, ripping out people's hearts and eating them so he can take their souls back to hell?
Dick Durkin: Looks that way.
Stone: Hallelujah.
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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 Weird Science: Family Affair (1996) See more »


That Old Black Magic
Performed by Cab Calloway
Licensed courtesy of San Juan Music Group
Written by Harold Arlen- Johnny Mercer
Published by Famous Music Group
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Split Second, all it takes to like this film.
25 January 2004 | by (Bolton, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films you see on ITV at 2.20am Thursday morning. Its consigned to forever be overlooked, stepped on and pushed away. But it's also a b-movie of extraordinary magnitude. A mix of horror, action, breasts(Kim Cattral's, not Rutger Hauer's!) and witty one liners. It never seeks to be better than it is, and in doing so is all the better for it.

With a name like Dick Durkin in the credits, you know you're in for a treat. True, the ending crumbles somewhat(kinda like monty python + holy grail i thought), but the rest of the film is low budget gold. The use of London is great, and the supporting characters such as Cattral and Pete Postlethwaite lend some gravitas to the movie also.

Its a fun way to spend a few hours if you dont have the company of a good women.

Any film where a police officer can call a guard dog a 'dickhead' has to worth it's weight in platinum....

Remember....if you're gonna watch it, be sure to get some BIGGER F**KING GUNS!!!!!!!

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