Two-Minute Warning

Two-Minute Warning

Larry Peerce (1976)

AA Certificate


Our Score
The recipient of an Oscar nomination for its editing, this interminable drama has all the character sophistication of a disaster movie. In a cast littered with guest stars, everyone is a loser of sorts, unlike the sniper at the NFL play-off and his police pursuer, who are both psychopaths. While the acting styles of John Cassavetes and Charlton Heston clash like cymbals, director Larry Peerce preoccupies himself with grandstanding camerawork that does little to heighten tension or make us care for the potential targets.


A swat team rushes to track down a maniacal sniper at the Los Angeles Coliseum during a championship football game.

Cast & Crew

Captain Peter Holly Charlton Heston
Sergeant Chris Button John Cassavetes
Sam McKeever Martin Balsam
Mike Ramsay Beau Bridges
Lucy Marilyn Hassett
Steve David Janssen
Stu Sandman Jack Klugman
Janet Gena Rowlands
Pickpocket Walter Pidgeon
Paul Brock Peters
Al David Groh
Priest Mitchell Ryan
Charlie Tyler Joe Capp
Peggy Ramsay Pamela Bellwood
Director Larry Peerce
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: C.I.C. (UK)Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: DVD and Blu-ray