Tick...Tick...Tick... |  WBshop.com | Warner Bros.

Tick...Tick...Tick...

The newly elected black sheriff (Jim Brown) of a small Southern town must find a way to defuse the hatred in his town before it spirals out of control.


Free shipping icon GET FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM! Learn How
Holiday Shipping Schedule
To receive your order by 12/24/14, make sure to select items that say "ships in one business day" in the box below, and select Two Day Air or Overnight shipping at checkout!

Ships to U.S. only. 

Made To Order DVD
Genre:   Drama
Rating:
Director:   Ralph Nelson
Cast:   Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredric March, Lynn Carlin, Don Stroud
Item#
Product:
Qty:
Price:
 
1000285434
Tick...Tick...Tick...
Price:$15.59
$19.99
(save 22%)

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Tick...Tick...Tick...
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Original (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult viewers (3)
    • At home (3)
    • Younger viewers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-6

    Back to top

     
    4.0

    The Origional Theatrical Release

    By Sergeant Rock

    from Holyoke, Massachusetts

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A Morality Tale
    • Entertaining
    • Original

    Cons

    • Somewhat Simplistic

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Race Relations
    • Special Needs
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Tick...Tick...Tick...:

    One of the best features of this movie is the Soundtrack by TomPall & The Glaser Brothers, which was the primary reason for its purchase.

    This is a morality tale about race relations. Although the "N" word is used it is done with an eye to educate rather than inflame. After all this is a "PG" movie suitable for children.

    This movie was re-released by "Blax" which completly replaced the origional soundtrack by some awfull music.

    I bought the "Blax" release and thought I would never be able to find the origional again.

    Thank goodness this is now available as origionally released in the theater.

    One has to beware not to buy the other release.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    solid racial potboiler circa 1969

    By HoseNose

    from The Edge of Infinity

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about Tick...Tick...Tick...:

      Jim Brown gives a solid, understated performance as Jim Price, the first black sheriff elected in a deep south Georgian county ruled by the ignorant, hate-filled undercurrent of the Klan mentality. Brown plays it straight and is very beliveable; no showboating or over-the-top theatrics. Likewise, an always dependable George Kennedy as outgoing sheriff John Little. Both men try and deal honestly with situations they are more or less forced into.

      Kennedy is great as a man who is made to feel shamed for "losing" to a black man, but who draws inner strength from his family, refusing to knuckle under to pressure from his fellow townspeople. Don Stroud plays a wonderfully slimy racist deputy who feels nothing but hate for the whole world and is just begging to stir up trouble after losing his job. Fredric March shines as the wiley mayor who has as much heart as brains, wanting only to do what's best to keep his community together, regardless of what it takes.

      The ending does elect to take the optimistic rather than realistic path, but it still works, and it leaves the viewer feeling better for it. My wife & I were very pleasantly surprised by this solid, well-done film, which definitely warrants repeat viewings. Brown's charm and charisma really shine here in a strong yet quiet performace. The outstanding cast, from Brown on down to the smallest supporting role, really elevates this gem of a film; it's deserving of far better recognition, with subject matter that's just as relevant today as it was when the film was made 44 years ago.

       
      5.0

      I always loved that title.

      By herbee

      from oakland

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tick...Tick...Tick...:

      delivery was timely

       
      5.0

      COMPELLING RACIAL DRAMA

      By SHADOWER

      from LOUISVILLE KY 40215

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original
      • Provocative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Film History Class
        • In The Car
        • Perfect Gift
        • Special Needs
        • Travel
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about Tick...Tick...Tick...:

        TICK...TICK...TICK IS AN ABSORBING RACIAL DRAMA OF THE 1970S, PERFECTLY IN KEEPING WITH THE THEMES OF THAT ERA. NEWLY ELECTED SHERRIF JIM BROWN IS FACED WITH A TENSE RACIAL DIVISION IN A SMALL SOUTHERN TOWN. FIRMLY AIDED BY FORMER SHERRIF GEORGE KENNEDY AND FLAMBOYANT MAYOR FREDRIC MARCH, THE SCHISM IS ALL THE MORE TROUBLING WHEN SCION BOB RANDOM KILLS A YOUNG GIRL IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. COMPOUNDING THE SITUATION - RANDOM RESISTS ARREST AND WAS INTOXICATED, AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. WEALTHY FATHER KARL SWENSON AND UNCLE BARRY CAHILL ATTEMPT TO EXTRICATE RANDOM FROM JAIL ON THE BASIS OF HIS FAMILY NAME IN ANOTHER COUNTY. WHEN THIS PLOY FAILS, THE TWO COUNTIES ENGAGE IN A POTENTIALLY VIOLENT CONFRONTATION WITH THE WHITE SEGMENTS ON BROWN'S WATCH SUPPORTING HIM BEYOND ALL RACIAL BARRIERS. DIRECTOR RALPH NELSON MASTERFULLY CREATES THE NECESSARY TENSION TO SUSTAIN THE STORY FROM HIS SCREENPLAY COLLABORATION WITH JAMES BARRETT. THE ENTIRE CAST IS EXCELLENT, WITH BROWN IN ONE OF HIS BEST ROLES TO KENNEDY AND MARCH IN SUPERB PERFORMANCES, WITH SOLID SUPPORT FROM LYNN CARLIN, CLIFTON JAMES, JANET MCLACHLAN, ANTHONY JAMES, DAN FRAZER, DON STROUD, MILLS WATSON AND, OF COURSE RANDOM, SWENSON AND CAHILL. TICK...TICK...TICK IS AN OUTSTANDING DRAMA OF THE 1970S.

         
        4.0

        Finally available on DVD

        By Steve

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining

        Cons

        • Soundtrack Unavailable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tick...Tick...Tick...:

          This racially tense, ticking time bomb of a film has endured for years -- with outstanding performances by George Kennedy, Jim Brown, Fredric March and Don Stroud. Unfortunately, it is a movie that many viewers have not had the chance to experience, other than through limited appearances on the Turner Broadcasting System.
          But now, for the first time, "tick…tick…tick…" is available on DVD, and the 2012 Remastered Edition from Warner Bros. Archive Collection seems richer than when the film hit the giant screen back in 1970.
          One thing that remains true to the original is the film's exceptional soundtrack, performed by Tompall & The Glaser Brothers – Vocal Group of the Decade. An ASCAP Award winning hit single from the film and a "…tick…tick…tick…" soundtrack LP were available to the public at the time. But it remains a mystery why a complete song collection from "…tick…tick…tick…" by outlaw country music pioneer Tompall and his brothers' has yet to be released on compact disc or other modern format.

           
          4.0

          Very Unique and Entertaining

          By Phil

          from NY

          About Me Movie Buff

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tick...Tick...Tick...:

              Very unique plot of racial tension brought on by a newly elected black sheriff in a racially mixed town. If this wasn't based on a true story, I could see this type of situation actually happening during that time period set in the South. Great acting by JIM BROWN, GEORGE KENNEDY, FREDRIC MARCH and DON STROUD.

              Displaying reviews 1-6

              Back to top

              Facebook Twitter
              Sign up for our latest news & special offers: