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      Two Minute Warning

      R Released Nov 12, 1976 1h 56m Mystery & Thriller List
      29% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 44% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The Los Angeles Police Department, led by Capt. Peter Holly (Charlton Heston), learns that a madman is planning to open fire on football fans in a packed Los Angeles Coliseum. Holly finds himself at tactical odds with SWAT commander Sgt. Button (John Cassavetes) as the fans -- including gambler Sandman (Jack Klugman), a pickpocket (Walter Pidgeon), car salesman Steve (David Janssen) and his girlfriend, Janet (Gena Rowlands) -- unknowingly risk their lives while the gunman takes aim. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 28 Buy Now

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times I thought perhaps the movie would at least include a little pop sociology to soften its blood-letting. Not a chance. It's a cheerfully unashamed exploitation of two of our great national preoccupations, pro football and guns. Rated: 1/4 Sep 27, 2015 Full Review Jay Cocks TIME Magazine There is just enough energy remaining to make Two-Minute Warning an amusing time waster. Sep 27, 2015 Full Review Variety Staff Variety An off-the-beaten-track story of a football stadium crowd menaced by a sniper, combined with above-average plotting, acting and direction. Sep 27, 2015 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...quite watchable in a distasteful way; you won’t make a film like this now, not least because the characters are so stock they feel like ducks in a shooting gallery.... Rated: 3/5 Oct 23, 2022 Full Review David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor Larry Peerce's technical skill and all these stars unfortunately don't add any sense to the script which leads from ominous to disasters with little intelligence along the way. Nov 11, 2021 Full Review Ruth Batchelor Los Angeles Free Press The cast of excellent actors is completely wasted. Oct 28, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jonathan O Two-minute warning is an intense heartstopping thriller the cast are great the cinematography and editing are also great and the good directing but the story is somewhat okay for the characters but is very very intense climax scene and is so terrifying just like today's society. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Is a soiled suspense thriller and it could happen in real life which could be extremely terrifying to to think about it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/12/21 Full Review Audience Member What a waste. Good actors like Martin Balsam and John Cassavetes marooned in an unoriginal and almost comatose "thriller" where an unidentified sniper spends an entire football game aiming at various targets while literally nothing happens. All the male figures have real issues with their wives/girlfriends and are either idiots or deeply misogynistic. Charlton Heston wears a bad wig and runs arthritically, Balsam and Cassavetes are completely wasted. Black Sunday a year or two later showed how you do this kind of thing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review delysid d words cannot describe how much i hated watching this turd... what a piece of shit Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/15/19 Full Review william k Average thriller with a list of stars in small parts. Takes quite a time to get going, but is occasionally effective. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review william s A lot of 50s and 60s movie and TV stars lined up for a turkey shoot.Watchable thriller but just barley.Watch it for the seventies cheese effect. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The Los Angeles Police Department, led by Capt. Peter Holly (Charlton Heston), learns that a madman is planning to open fire on football fans in a packed Los Angeles Coliseum. Holly finds himself at tactical odds with SWAT commander Sgt. Button (John Cassavetes) as the fans -- including gambler Sandman (Jack Klugman), a pickpocket (Walter Pidgeon), car salesman Steve (David Janssen) and his girlfriend, Janet (Gena Rowlands) -- unknowingly risk their lives while the gunman takes aim.
      Director
      Larry Peerce
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal/Universal Int
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 12, 1976, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 7, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 56m
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