1992. Directed by Tom Maylam & Ian Sharp
Panned upon release, Split Second tells the story of psychic cop Harley Stone and serial killer expert partner Dick Durkin as they hunt for an inhuman serial killer on the flooded streets of a futuristic post global warming London of....2008.
There's not a lot of cinematic art at play in this one. The charm of the films comes from the basics. The characters are hilarious and pitch perfect for the zany borderline dystopian setting. It sports a Kim Cattral with an odd black dyed bob, and two British legends:
Pete Postlewhaite plays the foil to Stone's brashness and the ever reliable Alun Armstrong embraces the scene stealing role of the Police Captain, poking fun at the classic tough guy American cop captain who despises his hero's methods, but always bends to his hunches.
I won't get into the killer itself, it's a lame alien knockoff, but I did enjoy the occult trappings of the plot, even if they make little sense.
The true centerpiece of this neo-noir adrenaline fest are the weapons. With terms like Glock 50, P-236, A3 Combat Shotgun, and The Fully Automatic Assault Shotgun you can't help but shout in glee at Neil Duncan's Durkin finally gets his Big F**ckin' Gun!
Available on Bluray & DVD.