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
(at around 5 mins) In the building demolition scene of the Belknap Hardware and Manufacturing Company, Louisville, Kentucky, the buildings that were demolished first were for the public to see Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone in person in a symbolic way. The building used in the movie was only three stories tall, and the demolition crew had to pour gasoline all over the building to set it on fire, so that it would glow for a few seconds before they imploded the entire structure. It was filmed at night for better effects, and you can hear Director Marco Brambilla cheering after the building has fallen. See more »
When Spartan drives for the first time with Huxley, Spartan says "I come out of cryoprison and I'm Betsy F***ing Ross" but he is not given a credit fine for swearing. 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 television version omits the refernce that Simon Phoenix makes to cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer. See more »