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Split Second (1992)

R | | Action, Crime, Horror | 1 May 1992 (USA)
In a flooded dystopian future London, Detective Harley Stone hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Harley Stone
Kim Cattrall ... Michelle McLaine
Alastair Duncan ... Det. Dick Durkin (as Neil Duncan)
Michael J. Pollard ... The Rat Catcher
Alun Armstrong ... Thrasher
Pete Postlethwaite ... Paulsen
Ian Dury ... Jay Jay
Roberta Eaton Roberta Eaton ... Robin
Tony Steedman ... Pat O'Donnell
Steven Hartley ... Foster McLaine
Sara Stockbridge Sara Stockbridge ... Tiffany (as Sarah Stockbridge)
Colin Skeaping Colin Skeaping ... Drunk
Ken Bones ... Forensic Expert
Dave Duffy ... Nick 'The Barman'
Stewart Harvey-Wilson Stewart Harvey-Wilson ... The Killer
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gore and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delić sekunde See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,430,822
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2008. See more »

Goofs

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

Dick Durkin: I don't think this thing thinks it's Satan, I think this thing IS Satan.
Stone: Well Satan is in deep shit.
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Crazy Credits

The famous Moody Blues song "Nights in White Satin" is credited as "Knights in White Satin". "Knights in White Satin" is the title of the Giorgio Moroder remake. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese cut contains several additional scenes, mostly with Det. Dick Durkin's girlfriend Robin, whom he mentions in the film but she is never seen. Roberta Eaton, who plays her, is credited in all versions of the movie but all of her scenes were cut from all but the Japanese version. This extended cut has been released on DVD only in Germany. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Weird Science: Family Affair (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Nights in White Satin
Performed by The Moody Blues
Composer: Justin Hayward
Licensed courtesy of The Decca Record Company
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A well done action/horror film.
5 July 1999 | by Peach-2See all my reviews

Split Second was a blast to watch. This movie has all the great elements of action and horror, with a bit of the absurd to border on a cult film. Rutger Hauer is very good in this kind of film. The film is tight and there aren't alot of wasted frames. I enjoyed the characteristics of Hauer's Stone character. Watching Rutger Hauer take on a monster and scarf down some chocolate donuts was very cool. The monster itself was a very imaginitive creation and I liked that it attacked so quickly. Split Second is a great film for a rainy day or a late night feature.


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