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
Simon Phoenix has two different colored eyes. A condition called heterochromia iridis. See more »
Several times during the opening credits the devices placed on Spartan's left breast and left temple change sides. Evidently, some shots were flipped. 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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In the TV version aired on TNT, all references to Taco Bell are removed, even from the middle of sentences, leaving some very jagged cuts in the dialog and rapid cuts from one shot to another. See more »