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Talk:Two-Minute Warning

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Those aren't Remington 870s, they look like semi-automatic shotguns. You can see the bolt handle in two of the shots. I'm not good with semi auto shotguns, any ideas? Remington 1100s? --funkychinaman 04:32, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

You are right. They are either Remington 11-48s or 1100s (Can't be an 11-87 because of the year), and it's HARD to tell the difference between Remingtons semi shotguns, even when I'm holding them in my hands!!!! I have to LOOK at the markings to see which gun I'm holding. I know the 11-48 is the long recoil action (same as the Model 11) and the 1100 is a Gas operated semi automatic and the recoil is a LOT better in the newer model. Given the slight tilt of the back line of the wooden forearm, I would say you were spot on. Remington 1100 police models in 12 gauge. MoviePropMaster2008 16:47, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Network Television Version

Here is some trivia for you. This movie was deemed to be too disturbing for network television at the time. It was the late seventies and the networks were getting alot of heat from various groups about violence in the shows. So they filmed another version of this movie at the same time. In the network version the sniper was merely causing a disturbance to ensure that a robbery at a nearby bank/museum/financial institution - something - could go down without any police interference. The sniper blazes away and never hits anybody. Though many people are hurt during the mass panic. The L.A.P.D. ends up blowing the sniper away anyway. Later they find out what was really going on and Chuck gets all philisophical. Incidentally the other bad guys end up shooting somebody in the fear crazed mob and the mob turns over their vehicle and kills them. If you ever get a chance to see the network version do so. It's so bad it's good. --Jcordell 17:08, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Setting up a sniper's perch in a crowded football stadium with the mayor, two governors, and potentially the president is one hell of a disturbance. That's one stupid patsy if he thinks the cops aren't going to shoot first and ask questions later in that scenario. --funkychinaman 17:57, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
Yep like I said the kinder-gentler television version is a real howler. I don't even know how you would be able to see it. I saw it many many years ago as a summer rerun (I believe it was 1981) and then I saw it one night on the late late show when I was in college. I've never seen the PG version since. --Jcordell 18:37, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
Ten years later the television version is now available on Blu-Ray with the original theatrical version.--Jcordell (talk) 23:22, 9 February 2020 (EST)

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