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Demolition Man (1993)

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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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 world's most dangerous cop. The world's most ruthless criminal. The 21st Century isn't big enough for both of them. See more »


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

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8 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,432,191 (UK) (12 November 1993)

Gross:

$58,055,768 (USA)
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Trivia

The opening scene featured the actual demolition of one of the buildings of the no longer operative Belknap Hardware and Manufacturing Company in Louisville, Kentucky. MTV held a movie tie-in contest in which the Grand Prize winner got to press the button that triggered the explosion. See more »

Goofs

When Simon is shooting at John Spartan during the car chase scene, he shoots out of the back of the car. There is no sound of the rear window glass breaking, and it never shows him breaking the rear window previously. See more »

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John Spartan: You're on TV!
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Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003) See more »

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My Dog's Better Than Your Dog
Written by Dick Marx and Tom Paxton
Courtesy of Quaker Oats Company
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Not as bad as people say!
9 February 2002 | by (Woking, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that it is popular to think is rubbish. I'm not quite sure why. Don't take it seriously and it's a fun ride.

Wesley Snipes and Sly Stallone play off each other well as the forces of bad and good -- old foes that have come out of chryo-generic storage hundreds of years into the future.

Sandra Bullock as the nostalgia [for Stallone's time, naturally] struck cop isn't even rubbish and annoying -- a first time for everything!

Watch out for a fun performance by Nigel Hawthorne also.


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