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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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Ian Dury ...
Jay Jay
Roberta Eaton ...
Robin
Tony Steedman ...
Pat O'Donnell
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Foster McLaine
Sara Stockbridge ...
Tiffany (as Sarah Stockbridge)
Colin Skeaping ...
Drunk
Ken Bones ...
Forensic Expert
Dave Duffy ...
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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Trivia

Alun Armstrong would later go on to play mentally unstable retired police officer Ex-Detective Inspector Brian Lane in the BBC series "New Tricks". See more »

Quotes

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

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

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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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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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