R | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
The screenwriting process for this movie became incredibly convoluted as far as both the number of writers involved and the changes between drafts along with the wildly divergent ideas different producers had. At one point, Peter M. Lenkov, Jonathan Lemkin, and Craig Sheffer were all claiming credits and/or working on the movie at the same time. The situation only cleared itself when Joel Silver took on chief production values. He paid all of the writers substantial amounts of money to go away, then used the work of Lemkin along with body-and-fender work from Writer Daniel Waters (with whom Silver had worked on The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)).
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When Phoenix's goons shoot Cocteau and throw his body in the fire, it is obvious that it is a life size doll that was thrown in the fire as it was way to rigid to be a human body.
The TBS Superstation broadcasts omit the scene where Spartan eats a hamburger made of rat meat, possibly due to a major fast food chain being a sponsor of the broadcast.
£1,432,191 (UK) (12 November 1993)