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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Spartan
... Simon Phoenix
... Lenina Huxley
... Dr. Raymond Cocteau
... Alfredo Garcia
... Chief George Earle
... Associate Bob
... Edgar Friendly
... Zachary Lamb - Young
... Helicopter Pilot
... Captain Healy
Paul Bollen ... T.F.R. Officer
... Warden William Smithers - Young
... Warden William Smithers - Aged
... 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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The future isn't big enough for the both of them. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El demoledor  »

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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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(4 channels)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

General Motors provided the production team with 18 concept vehicles, including the Ultralite concept vehicle. More than 20 fiberglass replicas of the Ultralite were produced to portray civilian and SAPD patrol vehicles in the film. After filming had completed, the remaining Ultralites were returned to Michigan as part of GM's concept vehicle fleet. See more »

Goofs

When pursuing Simon Phoenix into the sewer, Lenina, climbing down the ladder, comments about how filthy the surroundings are. She then runs her gloved hands through her hair. See more »

Quotes

Lenina Huxley: [Spartan encounters a burger grill in the underground world] Just don't ask them where the meat comes from.
John Spartan: Huxley, what's that supposed to mean?
Lenina Huxley: Do you see any cows around here, detective?
John Spartan: Que es este carne?
[What is this meat?]
Hamburger Stand Scrap: Este carne es de rata.
[This meat is from rats]
John Spartan: Rat? This is a rat burger?
[vendor nods]
John Spartan: Not bad! Matter of fact this is the best burger I've had in years!
[...]
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Connections

References Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) See more »

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The Love Boat Theme
Written by Charles Fox and Paul Williams
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Weird, It's A Satirical Action Movie
30 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Sgt. John Spartan (Stallone) is a tough cop for a tough age and Simon Pheonix (Snipes) is a nasty and violent criminal. When Stallone finally catches his man, he is found guilty of killing a group of innocent civilians at the same time; and they are both given sentences in the new cryo-prison. When Simon Pheonix escapes into a new world in the year 2032, the police have no way of dealing with such a vicious arch-criminal so they re-animate John Sparton, and so it begins.

I simply love the way the future is portrayed in this film, it is a wonderfully satirical crime free environment where the humans have become ultra-placid geeks under the new regime. Sandra Bullock and Nigel Hawthorne are the two main police-persons that we see and they are brilliantly funny in their performances.

Demolition man is as funny as it is action packed and although it's pretty shallow, it is still great fun to watch.

7/10


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