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It has been twenty years since the Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes-led sci-fi thriller "Demolition Man" hit cinemas. Looking back on it though, the one thing that most people remember is a visual gag - the three sea shells.
For those who haven't seen the film, Stallone's character is a cop who is put into cryostasis and awakens several decades into the future. When he uses a public toilet for the first time, he discovers there is no toilet paper - only three sea shells on one side.
He doesn't know how to use them, a fact that makes everyone else highly amused. To this day it's still not known how they work (two for clamping, one for scraping?), and the film's writer Daniel Waters isn't going to say.
At a recent Q&A for the 25th anniversary screening for "The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane" in Los Angeles though, »
- Garth Franklin
In the 1993 science fiction action film Demolition Man, Lapd Sgt., John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) is put into a cryogenic prison in 1996 when he's falsely accused of manslaugther. He is later awoken in 2032 and reinstated into the police force so that he can help ill-equipped cops of the future apprehend psychopathic career criminal Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes). The best scenes in the film have to do with Spartan adjusting to this new futuristic environment. In it, Taco Bell (Pizza Hut for some international markets) has won the "Franchise Wars" and is the last remaining chain restaurant, Arnold Schwarzenegger was (at one time) President of the United States of America, and they replaced toilet paper with Three Seashells! This past weekend at The Egyptian in Hollywood, there was a screening of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane in advance of the film's 25th Anniversary. Screenwriter Daniel Waters was one of the guest »
There was a time, probably much shorter than we actually remember, when Renny Harlin was sort of a big deal in Hollywood. But for every "Die Hard 2" or "Deep Blue Sea," he would also drop stuff like "The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane" or "Mindhunters," and pretty soon the crap was outweighing the enjoyable schlock until he's now helming stuff like January's Doa "The Legend Of Hercules." But, never one to quit, he's got another gig lined up. Harlin will helm "Fallen Cross," with filming to start at the end of the year. Penned by David Christopher O'Neill, the story "centers on Timothy Cole, a reformed ex-mafia enforcer who is in a desperate struggle to protect his family from the crime syndicate he once served, the Chicago Cross. But first he must find a way to escape the confines of prison and return to his ruthless killer ways to cut »
- Kevin Jagernauth
3 items from 2014
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