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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 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

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 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 10 foot tall alien creature, even in the future, there aren't guns big enough to stop the creature's deadly reign. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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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

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Split Second 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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Trivia

When first written, the picture was set in Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

When the symbol written in blood is shown, it contains the numbers 25 and 78. Durkin's voice reads it as 25 and 73. (He repeats the numbers correctly in a later scene.) See more »

Quotes

Dick Durkin: I think he's a psychotic with a psychopathic personality.
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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 only in Germany. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) 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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enjoyable fluff
19 December 2005 | by revcosmoSee all my reviews

If you don't like B-movies, then you should stop reading this review right now, and drop any interest in Split Second.

If you do DO like B-movies, check this one out, because it is a quintessential cult flick. Great hammy acting by Rutger Hauer and some of the supporting cast. (Note that great hammy acting is considerably different than great acting). The director actually did pretty well, establishing the post-apocalyptic mood with reasonable skill. The effects are godawful, but neat, just as it should be in this kind of movie. Lots of great one liners, especially from Hauer.

All in all, if you enjoy those good-because-they're-bad sci-fi flicks, this is a mighty enjoyable one. If you're looking for meaningful cinema... ummm.. well what are you doing looking up a movie about an alien serial killer?


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