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Demolition Man (1993)

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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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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Taglines:

The world's most dangerous cop. The world's most ruthless criminal. The 21st Century isn't big enough for 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening set was inspired by the Los Angeles riots that happened just six months before filming began. See more »

Goofs

The hole in Spartan's T-shirt. See more »

Quotes

John Spartan: Is it cold in here, or is it just me?
Simon Phoenix: Good memory.
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Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz
Written by Tom Dawes and Bob Wilvers
Courtesy of Miles, Inc.
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Awesome movie

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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