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


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)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some scenes were deleted from all VHS and DVD versions. These include additional dream and murder sequences along with an introduction of Durkin's girlfriend, who is credited in every version of the film as character of Robin played by actress Roberta Eaton, even though her scene is only in old TV versions of the movie which reportedly included some of the other deleted scenes. In Eaton's deleted scene her character is angry at Durkin because he wasn't home for a long time, so both of them decide to "catch up". See more »


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 »


Michelle: You look awful. When's that last time you got some sleep?
Stone: Three or four days ago.
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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 The Born Defecation (2012) 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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Marvelous character development
15 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dick Durkin (Neil Duncan) is the reason to watch 'Split Second'. Dick's plenty competent as the newly assigned partner of Harley Stone (Rutger Hauer) as the beginning unfolds, but he clearly questions whether Harley is fully sane.

However, as his character evolves along with the evidence of the case he's on, and especially in the moments immediately after the conversion of his partnership with Harley, the presentation of 'Dick' by Duncan is pure fun just to watch.

Decent action, decent suspense, plus a portion of horror and sci-fi. But watch it for Dick Durkin.

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