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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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In the year 2032, Simon Phoenix escapes from prison, on the verge of bringing crime to San Angeles. One man is called back to duty as a last resort. They call him... THE DEMOLITION MAN. 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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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

Even though Jonathan Lemkin was the last writer working on the movie and drafted its shooting script, he lost the Writers Guild arbitration and his name does not appear in the credits. However, the movie's novelization lists him as one of the authors of the screenplay. See more »

Goofs

When Simon Phoenix is in the museum querying the computer about the "linear accelerator gun", the computer voice states that the gun achieves fusion in 2.6 minutes. However, the computer screen indicates "fission time 2.6 minutes" on the diagram of the weapon. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Friendly: You got big balls coming down here, cop after the kind of show *you* put on.
Lenina Huxley: We are looking for a murder-death-killer. Are you gonna help us or bully us with your primitive weapons?
[Friendly then raises his twin barrelled pistol and fires it to show it's not primitive]
Lenina Huxley: Oh, maybe they're not so primitive.
Edgar Friendly: So, you think you're taking me in huh? Guess what, not happening. Yeah, you can tell Cacteau he can kiss my ass. That's right, tell him that it's gonna take a whole *army* of assholes to get ...
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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The Love Boat Theme
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FUTURISTIC HIGH COMEDY!
20 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Sylvester Stallone was really beside himself when he took this film. Instead of trying to be the tough guy, he sort of made fun of his pre-existing persona in his role as John Spartan. Funny, and satirical of a gun-free society, it just proves that peace doesn't necessarily result in the most diverse range of self expression. The humor in the film was exceptional, and Wesley Snipes was great as Simon Phoenix. This also proved to be my favorite film with Sandra Bullock, who subsequently destroyed her career thereafter. This movie will always be good for a laugh, especially for the characters singing all of the commercial jingles.


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