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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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Steve Kahan ...
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Andre Gregory ...
Prisoner (as John Enos)


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 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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El demoledor  »

Box Office


$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,432,191 (UK) (12 November 1993)


£6,182,820 (UK) (14 January 1994)

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(4 channels)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Denis Leary, a stand-up comic known for his rants put himself into Edgar Friendly, particularly in one scene, where Edgar rants on at Spartan about food, smoking cigars and reading Playboy magazines. See more »


When Simon Phoenix is in the museum gathering up the weaponry, he is seen wearing an ammo shell vest. In the first shot, two of the shell slots are empty but in the following shots they are both full. See more »


Warden William Smithers - Aged: Do you have anything new to say on your behalf?
Simon Phoenix: Yeah, I do. Teddy Bear!
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Referenced in Voll normaaal (1994) See more »


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Written by Tom Dawes and Bob Wilvers
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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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