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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.

Director:

Marco Brambilla

Writers:

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 Simon Phoenix. Their only chance has a name: John Spartan. But are HE and the 21st Century equipped to handle each other? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

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

[first lines]
Zachary Lamb - Young: Remember when they used to let commercial airlines land in this town?
Helicopter Pilot: Yeah. Well, I don't understand where we're going, or why the hell we're bothering anyhow.
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Alternate Versions

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 »


Soundtracks

Nobody Doesn't Like Sara Lee
Written by Fred Ebb and Mitch Leigh
Courtesy of Sara Lee Bakery
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It doesn't get any more 90s than this
1 July 2019 | by foxtografoSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demolition Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,262,432, 10 October 1993

Gross USA:

$58,055,768

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,055,768
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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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