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
Peter M. Lenkov wrote the movie when he was a production assistant. His inspiration came as he would drive his salvaged car with a broken boom box chained to the backseat repetitively playing Demolition Man by the police. The lyric, "Don't mess around with the Demolition Man" would stand out. Also combined with his love for cop tv shows and his obsession in wondering if Walt Disney was frozen would be his launching pad. See more »
Huxley states that because salt is harmful, it has been made illegal. In truth, the minimum requirement of sodium necessary to sustain life has been estimated at 500 mg per day; in other words, without salt, you would die. If you're active and therefore perspire a lot (as is perhaps the case with John Spartan), your need for salt increases significantly. See more »
Machine on wall:
Lenina Huxley, you are fined one-half credit for a sotto voce violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.
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I first saw this movie in the theater when it came out in 93 and loved it. The cool futuristic toys and Stallone and Sandra Bullock make a great on-screen couple. Snipes delivers as the bad guy, and Stallone is the cop who is frozen but thawed out 36 years later to stop him once again. Plenty of one-liners and action.
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