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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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Taglines:

The 21st Century's most dangerous cop. The 21st Century's most ruthless criminal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Sylvester Stallone is on record as being pleased with the movie, calling it "a good action film, ahead of its time." See more »

Goofs

When Spartan and Phoenix are fighting in the runaway car, it's clear Phoenix's mouth is not moving when he monologues about framing Spartan for the hostages' death. See more »

Quotes

Lenina Huxley: [shoots a CyroCon about to knife Spartan] That man has died by my hands.
John Spartan: It was him or us, Huxley.
Lenina Huxley: Well yeah, there is that.
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Alternate Versions

Although intact for cinema the UK video version was cut by 2 secs to remove some face blows and an ear-clap during the climactic fight scene. DVD versions feature the same cut print. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rage (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Demolition Man
Written and Performed by Sting
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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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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