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
According to the commentary found on the Region 1 DVD, there were some scenes deleted from the movie including a subplot involving Spartan's daughter, and the murder of Zachary Lamb by Phoenix. See more »
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 »
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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The TBS Superstation broadcasts omit the scene where Spartan eats a hamburger made of rat meat, possibly due to a major fast food chain being a sponsor of the broadcast. See more »
And that's not a bad thing for me, I have to say, besides the nostalgia (I'm on my late thirties) it's a great, fun action movie.
It has all the cliches you can expect from 90s action movies, but the movie doesn't try to be serious, there are a lot of silly jokes, cheesy hero phrases and ridiculous shootings and explosion scenes, but they all add up to a lot of fun.
The cinematography is quite good, designs and setting are decent and acting... well, it's a Stallone movie!! Bullock does her job as the cute sidekick and Snipes (best of the movie) is what the Joker should have been in all the Batman movies.
Having in mind that it is what it is, it's one of the best from when they all came up. Seems a bit like too much even for me the rating I'm giving, but I need to state that it's really good within it's genre.
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