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
Wesley Snipes' character is a criminal with golden colored hair and the name Simon. Roy Fegan also plays a golden haired criminal named Simon in the movie The Meteor Man (1993). Both films were released in 1993. See more »
After "having sex" with Lenina Huxley, John Spartan returns to his apartment, picks up a ball of yarn, and starts winding the yarn around his hand and elbow to create a skein, which makes no sense. Yarn which is sold in skeins is often wound into balls prior to use to avoid tangles, so Spartan's ball of yarn is ready to go; winding it into skein serves no purpose, other than increasing the likelihood of potential tangles, which any serious knitter would want to avoid. See more »
Zachary Lamb - Young:
Remember when they used to let commercial airlines land in this town?
Yeah. Well, I don't understand where we're going, or why the hell we're bothering anyhow.
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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 »
Good Things From The Garden
Written by Bernie Saber and Robert Noel
Courtesy of The Pilsbury Company
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Dan Cortese See more »
Wesley Snipes Is Brilliant
I have seen many Snipes movies ranging from Drop Zone(with Gary Busey) to White Men Can't Jump(with best friend Woody Harrelson) and I have to say that this is the best role he has ever played. His character, Simon Phoenix, is funny, but still remains like someone you don't want to meet.
When captured by tough cop, Sly Stallone, both are frozen. In the year 2032, Phoenix escapes(with a little help) and John Spartan(Sly) is called in to help by Sandra Bullock(speed).
The story is great, and easy to follow. The whole cast put up reasonable performances. Nigel Hawthorne and Denis Leary co star as enemies. Hawthorne coming from a perfect world whilst Leary comes from the opposite. You might even catch a glimse of Predator tough guy Jesse Ventura. Sandra Bullock puts up another comical turn. Even though some of the material may be unsuitable for younger audiences(check out the fountain pen eye early on), this film is the type of brainless action that under ages sneak into at cinemas. Rating=4/5
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