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Split Second (1992)

R | | Action, Crime, Horror | 1 May 1992 (USA)
In a flooded 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.

Director:

Tony Maylam
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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 ... Tiffany (as Sarah Stockbridge)
Colin Skeaping Colin Skeaping ... Drunk
Ken Bones ... Forensic Expert
Dave Duffy Dave Duffy ... Nick 'The Barman'
Stewart Harvey-Wilson Stewart Harvey-Wilson ... The Killer
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Storyline

The year is 2008. Global warming has melted much of the polar ice caps, resulting in serious flooding around the world - including the city of London, which is now under several feet of water. In the ensuing chaos, a new killer has emerged. One that's unnatural, unrelenting and unstoppable. Maverick veteran policeman Harley Stone (Rutger Hauer) has a link with the killer - it murdered his partner, and he will do whatever it takes to bring down the killer. As a new rookie is assigned to him, Stone must find the killer, rescue his girlfriend, and fight off his own inner demons as he gets closer to his mysterious adversary. But when the killer is a vicious ten foot tall alien creature, even in the future, there aren't guns big enough to stop the creature's deadly reign. Written by HBO Home Video

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A cop is out of control. And a killer is on the loose, terrifying, devastating. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gore and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tony Maylam couldn't finish the movie due to all the stress he went through during production, so Ian Sharp and others took over and completed it. Sharp filmed the final action scene in the subway and some other additional scenes, which is why he is credited as co-director in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

In a hospital, Harley put a standard cigarette to his mouth, and in the next scene taking guns back, he smokes his standard cigarillo. See more »

Quotes

Thrasher: How many weapons are you carrying, besides this 'cannon'?
Stone: An MP15.
Thrasher: What else?
Stone: A Glock 50.
Thrasher: And?
Stone: An A3 Assault Shotgun.
Thrasher: If that's not paranoid, I don't know what the fuck is. I'm surprised you don't have a grenade launcher.
Stone: I couldn't get a permit.
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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, who 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 in Germany, and the additional scenes on Blu-ray in the UK. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

 
You people make me laugh

The nerve of some of you. "I was expecting a Hollywood masterpiece" WHAT?? It's a Rutger Hauer movie you mindless spawns of ignorance! For what it was, It was a damn good film. Anyone with a brain knows before buying it, renting it, that it it ain't Oscar material folks. It's a low budget sci-fi that happens to be pretty damn good. I thought the alien was good, and not cheesy or hokie looking, the idea of the flooding and constant raining was pretty clever, and the time frame was believable to me. Lighten up losers. This "B flick" blows away a lot of "A flicks" see "War Of The Worlds". Yes, different strokes for different folks, but those of you who thought this flick was a waste of time, should't be renting sci-fi videos but probably should be sticking to your typical mainstream cinema, you know the stuff you think is so "movie genius", like Broke back Mountain.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,250,000, 3 May 1992

Gross USA:

$5,430,822

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,430,822
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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