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Demolition Man (1993)

 -  Action | Crime | Sci-Fi  -  8 October 1993 (USA)
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A cop is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent enemy who is loose in a nonviolent future society.

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Storyline

Frozen in 1996, Phoenix, a convicted killer is "thawed" out for parole well into the 21st century. Revived into a crime free society, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. Spartan, the cop who captured Phoenix in 1996 has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he didn't commit. In desperation they turn to Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Written by Rob Hartill

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In the 21st Century, the police aren't equipped to handle this kind of violence. John Spartan isn't equipped to handle this kind of peace and harmony. See more »


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

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$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

Charlton Wilborn made an uncredited cameo appearance as Carl the Wasteland Scrap, seen with Edgar Friendly (Denis Leary) at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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When told to go to auto drive or manual drive, the steering wheel doesn't always do the same thing. When told to go to manual at one point in the movie it expands and another time it contracts. See more »

Quotes

Simon Phoenix: See, I told the city, I said "Look, nobody comes down here." Postmen figured it out. Policemen figured it out. But the goddamned bus drivers just wouldn't listen.
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Goofy fun
27 November 1999 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

Demolition Man is just good, goofy fun. You plop yourself down when nothing else is on and watch Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes blow up everything around them. Snipes plays Simon Phoenix over the top and that's exactly where he's supposed to be. Stallone has some good lines in this film, and he's actually a funny guy when he plays things straight. Of course, no action film would be complete without the prerequisite snappy one liners, outlandish action and bullets flying everywhere. A silly, but fun film to watch.


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