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Two-Minute Warning (1976)

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A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly and SWAT commander Sergeant ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Capt. Peter Holly
... Sgt. Button
... Sam McKeever
... Mike Ramsay
... Lucy
... Steve
... Sandman
... Janet
... The Pickpocket
... Paul
... Al
... The Priest
... Charlie Tyler
... Peggy Ramsay
... Jeffrey
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Storyline

A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly and SWAT commander Sergeant Button, learn of the plot and rush to the scene. Written by Tim Tompkins <homerjer@hotmail.com>

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91,000 people. 33 exit gates. One Sniper... See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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12 November 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pánico en el estadio  »

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$6,700,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The production team actually contacted the National Football League about using the NFL and its team and uniforms as part of the film. NFL executives asked "What's the film about?" After they given a brief synopsis, they said that they would not bother reading the script because there was zero chance of the league ever lending any support to such a movie. Interestingly, a few years later the NFL did not object to the movie "Black Sunday" using real teams and game footage as part of its terrorism/bloodshed-set story. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, Sgt Button and Capt Holly are stalking the sniper in the tower where he is hiding. Visibility is almost nil because of darkness and the smoke from a smoke grenade, yet the two officers are wearing sunglasses. All this would have made it near impossible for them to see the sniper, yet Holly spots him immediately and shoots him. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Green: You listen. I just hope you pick the right team today, Stu, because if I don't get that 28 G's in my pocket before sundown, you're going to take another trip out the window. And next time, nobody holds the ankles. You got it?
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A very likable and suspenseful film!
9 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of suspense, I definitely have rated this film as a classic edge-of-your seat cliffhanger. It contained all of the elements of a real-life thriller. The actual mounting of the suspense itself up until the end is the most rewarding effect this film possesses. As frightening and terrifying as the climax was, it nevertheless demonstrated how the actions of one individual can cause a catastrophe to unfold.


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