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Demolition Man (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  8 October 1993 (USA)
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A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

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Storyline

Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about. Written by Rob Hartill

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The 21st Century's most dangerous cop. The 21st Century's most ruthless criminal. See more »


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Rated R for non-stop action violence, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

El demoledor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,432,191 (UK) (12 November 1993)

Gross:

£6,182,820 (UK) (14 January 1994)
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Trivia

In the strange attempt to entirely replace the Taco Bell name with Pizza Hut (the name was dubbed over and computer generated images of the logo were pasted over), the editors missed a spot. At the start of the battle outside the restaurant, when everyone is flocking to the window, all window panes still show the logo for Taco Bell (also when they first arrive) and the Taco Bell sign is visible in the first shot of the van (in the background when people are running) on the door. The logo can also be seen on the waiter's jackets as dinner is served. See more »

Goofs

When Phoenix's goons shoot Cocteau and throw his body in the fire, it is obvious that it is a life size doll that was thrown in the fire as it was way to rigid to be a human body. See more »

Quotes

Lenina Huxley: Thank you for rendering me unconscious.
John Spartan: Huxley, I did it for your own good.
Lenina Huxley: We're supposed to be a team.
John Spartan: We are.
[grabs Huxley, dips, and tongue-kisses her]
Lenina Huxley: [shocked, but impressed] Oh, my. Are all bodily fluid transfers like this?
John Spartan: Better.
Lenina Huxley: Better? Oh, my.
[Huxley kisses Spartan]
John Spartan: I think I'm gonna like the future.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Nobody Doesn't Like Sara Lee
Written by Fred Ebb and Mitch Leigh
Courtesy of Sara Lee Bakery
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Awesome movie
15 May 2000 | by (chandler, az) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in the theater when it came out in 93 and loved it. The cool futuristic toys and Stallone and Sandra Bullock make a great on-screen couple. Snipes delivers as the bad guy, and Stallone is the cop who is frozen but thawed out 36 years later to stop him once again. Plenty of one-liners and action.


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