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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30 December 2006 | mjw2305
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| Weird, It's A Satirical Action Movie
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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Peter M. Lenkov wrote the movie when he was a Production Assistant. His inspiration came as he would drive his salvaged car with a broken boom box chained to the backseat repetitively playing "Demolition Man" by The Police. The lyrics, "Don't mess around with the Demolition Man" would stand out. Also combined with his love for cop television shows, and his obsession in wondering if Walt Disney was frozen, would be his launching pad.


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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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(at around 5 mins) In the beginning of the movie, a stockpile of C4 catches fire, and thus blows the whole building up. C4 only can be detonated by a detonation charge or blasting cap which is just a smaller explosive. If it catches fire, it burns slowly. This is true of C4, however there were no details to describe, and no one suggested, the C4 was only detonated by the fire. It is reasonable to believe Phoenix detonated them by other means. Spartan stated to his captain, "he rigged the place to blow". The complete destruction of the building in successive detonations is a firm indicator the charges were strategically placed throughout, and anyone with that skill would not rely on a gasoline fire for detonation. It is also possible the gasoline fire was intended as a lure for responders, as it would increase the casualty count at the time of the explosive detonation. Phoenix did not expect Spartan to appear at that time, which may have caused Phoenix to alter his plan in any number of ways.


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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.


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Good Things From The Garden
Written by Bernie Saber and Robert Noel
Courtesy of The Pilsbury Company
Produced by
Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Dan Cortese

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