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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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Marco Brambilla

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Peter M. Lenkov (story), Robert Reneau (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... John Spartan
Wesley Snipes ... Simon Phoenix
Sandra Bullock ... Lenina Huxley
Nigel Hawthorne ... Dr. Raymond Cocteau
Benjamin Bratt ... Alfredo Garcia
Bob Gunton ... Chief George Earle
Glenn Shadix ... Associate Bob
Denis Leary ... Edgar Friendly
Grand L. Bush ... Zachary Lamb - Young
Pat Skipper ... Helicopter Pilot
Steve Kahan ... Captain Healy
Paul Bollen Paul Bollen ... T.F.R. Officer
Mark Colson ... Warden William Smithers - Young
Andre Gregory ... Warden William Smithers - Aged
John Enos III ... Prisoner (as John Enos)
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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El demoledor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,973,850, 11 October 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,055,768

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,055,768
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Denis Leary's part was re-written after he was cast. They wanted to let him rant. See more »

Goofs

Even though the audio dubbing and logos for Taco Bell were changed to Pizza Hut in post-production in some versions of the movie, the editors missed some. The original logo for Taco Bell can still be seen on the windows of the restaurant when Lenina and John go out to dinner. The sign outside clearly says Pizza Hut, while the windows show the Taco Bell logo. See more »

Quotes

John Spartan: You know, I keep looking around and I think about my daughter growing up in a place like this and I'm afraid she's gonna think I'm some kind of primitive. That I mean, as much as I wanna see her, I almost don't want to 'cause I wouldn't fit into the picture very well. Not very well at all.
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Alternate Versions

The UK released version still refers to Taco Bell and not Pizza Hut See more »

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The Armour Hot Dog Jingle
Courtesy of Armour Swift Eckrich
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Perfect blend of action and comedy.
6 March 2009 | by mkmatt1138See all my reviews

Demolition Man is a movie that I love, but some others seem to have mixed feelings about. The main complaint I've seen is that people ask whether this is comedy or action. It is both. I think it is the perfect blend of action and comedy. You get great action, funny one-liners, more action, and more jokes. The comedy doesn't outweigh the action, and to me that is good. Its not impossible to have 2 genres in a movie. The Tremors series was horror/comedy. This is a good Action/Comedy. I love the action in this movie, it is top notch. Wesley Snipes was on top of things. He sold this movie for me and played the role of Simon Phoenix to perfection. Stallone is of course great as the good action hero. No complaints about any performance. The music is good as well. My only complaint is that it the movie is a touch long, but when I watch it I don't notice it.

10/10, it does its job perfectly and keeps me entertained every time I watch it.


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