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Demolition Man (1993)

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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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8 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

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 scene where Cocteau invites John and Lenina to Taco Bell was actually filmed just across the 405 freeway from the international headquarters of Taco Bell in Irvine, California. See more »

Goofs

Several times during the movie, Simon Phoenix's shoulder pads (one side resembles an ATV tire) switch sides. Not only that, but Phoenix has two different color eyes - left blue and right brown - which also switch sides. See more »

Quotes

John Spartan: [to Garcia] We'll look at you. You get a bump on the noggin, and you think you're Pancho Villa?
Alfredo Garcia: [Garcia looks confused] Who?
John Spartan: [Spartan shaking his head] Never mind.
Edgar Friendly: [to Spartan] Time to take a stand pal.
John Spartan: [to Edgar] Well good. While you're doing that, loan me a gun.
[Edgar hands Spartan a gun]
John Spartan: Loan me two guns.
[Wastelander hands Spartan a waste belt with a gun in it. Spartan puts the belt over his shoulder]
Chief George Earle: [to Edgar and Wastelanders] You'de use the weapons of mass destruction against men and women who ...
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Written by Fred Ebb and Mitch Leigh
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The Stallone movie ever
27 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought it was one of the greatest movies of all time. As a social commentary, it's extraordinarily on-target. I mean, come on, this is the movie where the joke was made that Schwarzenegger would be president and Taco Bell would win the franchise wars, and what do you know? Now people want the constitution amended so Arnold can run for president and Taco Bell is winning the franchise wars (they merged with Pizza Hut and KFC).

The story parallels Brave New World and there are numerous references to it. It's the best "Big Brother" film to ever be made. It's got great laughs, great action, and just great stuff. The basic plot is pretty mediocre when you get right down to it, but when you factor in all the detail and the very well-thought script, it's a must-see movie. It's like the anti-movie, it's great, but nobody likes it, apparently.


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