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Demolition Man

Demolition Man movie poster
Directed by Marco Brambilla
Produced by Joel Silver
Howard Kazanjian
Written by Peter M. Lenkov
Robert Reneau
Daniel Waters
Starring Sylvester Stallone
Wesley Snipes
Sandra Bullock
Nigel Hawthorne
Denis Leary
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography Alex Thomson
Editing by Stuart Baird
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release date(s) October 8, 1993
Running time 115 min.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
IMDb profile

Demolition Man is an American science fiction-action film released in 1993. It was directed by Marco Brambilla, written by Peter M. Lenkov, Robert Reneau and Daniel Waters, and produced by Joel Silver and Howard Kazanjian. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Nigel Hawthorne and Sandra Bullock. Some aspects of the movie allude to Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel, Brave New World. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Italian-born, Canadian-bred director of feature films, television, commercials, and video game material. ... Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is a successful Hollywood film producer. ... Producer Howard Kazanjian with a model of the Super Star Destroyer from Return Of The Jedi © 20th Century Fox Howard G. Kazanjian (born 1942) is an American filmmaker of Armenian descent. ... Peter M. Lenkov is a TV and film writer and producer as well as being an occasional writer of comic books. ... Daniel Waters is an American screenwriter. ... Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was a renowned English actor. ... Denis Leary (born Denis Colin Leary on August 18, 1957) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, comedian, writer and director. ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Alex Thomson is a UK television journalist and newscaster. ... Stuart Baird is a British film editor, producer, and director who is mainly associated with action films. ... Warner Bros. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Look up Action film in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Italian-born, Canadian-bred director of feature films, television, commercials, and video game material. ... Peter Lenkov is a TV and film writer and producer as well as being an occasional writer of comic books. ... Daniel Waters is an American screenwriter. ... Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is a successful Hollywood film producer. ... Producer Howard Kazanjian with a model of the Super Star Destroyer from Return Of The Jedi © 20th Century Fox Howard G. Kazanjian (born 1942) is an American filmmaker of Armenian descent. ... Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was a renowned English actor. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... Aldous Leonard Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. ... A dystopia (or alternatively cacotopia) is a fictional society, usually portrayed as existing in a future time, when the conditions of life are extremely bad due to deprivation, oppression, or terror. ... For other uses, see Brave New World (disambiguation). ...


The film is a story about two men, one an evil crime lord and the other a risk-taking police officer, who are cryonically frozen in the year 1996 and reawakened to face each other in 2032, by which point Los Angeles has become part of a utopian planned city. Police officers in South Australia A police officer (or policeman/policewoman) is a warranted worker of a police force. ... Cryonics is the practice of preserving organisms, or at least their brains, for possible future revival by storing them at cryogenic temperatures where metabolism and decay are almost completely stopped. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Utopia (disambiguation). ... A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ...


Demolition Man grossed $58,055,768 by the end of its run at the North American box office.

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Tagline

John Spartan is the 21st Century's most dangerous cop. Simon Phoenix is its most ruthless criminal. The future isn't big enough for both of them. 20XX redirects here. ...


Synopsis

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Although the initial scenes are set in a dystopian version of Los Angeles, circa 1996, most of the film is set in the year 2032, where San Angeles, California has become a peaceful, sanitized paradise. In the film, San Angeles has been created from the joining of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego and the surrounding metropolitan regions following a massive earthquake. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the philosophical concept and literary form. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... 2032 (MMXXXII) will be a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar January 20 - 100th Anniversary of the swearing-in of Franklin D. Roosevelt January 27 - The 200th year anniversary of writer Lewis Carroll Projected return to Earth orbit of object J002E3, the discarded S-IVB third stage... San Angeles is a fictional city in the West Coast state of California in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Paradise, Jan Bruegel Paradise is an English word from Persian roots that is generally identified with the Garden of Eden or with Heaven. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ...


Simon Phoenix (played by Wesley Snipes) is incarcerated in a "cryoprison" that keeps its prisoners cryonically frozen in suspended animation as a sentence for his activities as a crime lord in 1990s Los Angeles. He escapes during a parole hearing and soon embarks on a reign of terror throughout the city of San Angeles. Because police officers no longer know how to deal with violent criminals, supercop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), aka "The Demolition Man", is paroled from the cryoprison for the purpose of apprehending Phoenix. Spartan owes his 36-year term in the cryoprison to Phoenix - while trying to capture Phoenix in 1996, Spartan destroyed his headquarters and allegedly killed a busload of passengers Phoenix was holding as hostages. Phoenix lied to the police and said that he had warned Spartan about the hostages, while in reality (as Phoenix later revealed) they were already dead and cold, thus rendering them invisible to Spartan's thermoscan. The authorities chose to believe Phoenix's rendition of events, and Spartan was made the scapegoat. The character Simon Phoenix (played by Wesley Snipes) is a ruthless thug, murderer, and rapist who has evaded John Spartan and the police for too long. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Cryonics is the practice of preserving organisms, or at least their brains, for possible future revival by storing them at cryogenic temperatures where metabolism and decay are almost completely stopped. ... Suspended animation is the slowing of life processes by external means without termination. ... It has been suggested that Medical parole be merged into this article or section. ... The character John Spartan (played by Sylvester Stallone) is the main protagonist in the movie Demolition Man which takes place in San Angeles in the year 2032. ... Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... The Scapegoat by William Holman Hunt, 1854. ...


It is revealed that the ruler of San Angeles, Dr. Raymond Cocteau (Sir Nigel Hawthorne), engineered the escape of Simon Phoenix in order to have him kill resistance leader Edgar Friendly (Denis Leary) and allow Dr. Cocteau to assert even stronger control over his citizens. Friendly's resistance movement, dubbed "The Scraps", is made up of homeless people and refugees living on the margin of society in the underground ruins of the old city, periodically raiding the surface for food. Unfortunately for Cocteau, he did not anticipate that the SAPD would revive Spartan in order to try to stop Phoenix. Cocteau also underestimates the criminal genius of Phoenix (much as Spartan had) and is killed. Phoenix takes control of the cryoprison and begins to reanimate every violent criminal in the facility to create an elite street gang and form a new base of power. The character Raymond Cocteau is a neo-puritanical leader of the futuristic city of San Angeles in the movie Demolition Man. ... Look up sir in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was a renowned English actor. ... The character Edgar Friendly is a rebel in the movie Demolition Man who fights a rebellion against Raymond Cocteaus San Angeles police department from deep in the sewers, similar to the home of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... Denis Leary (born Denis Colin Leary on August 18, 1957) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, comedian, writer and director. ... A gang is a group of individuals who share a common identity and, in current usage, engage in illegal activities. ...


Spartan and his partner, Lenina Huxley (Sandra Bullock), attempt to stop Phoenix from rebuilding his criminal empire in a San Angeles ill-equipped to resist it. Spartan tracks down Phoenix in the Cryoprison and finished him for good. With Cocteau dead, the city is in disarray as their planned city is unprepared for a more chaotic future, and Friendly wants to celebrate his death with a wave of anarchy. Spartan advises that the police chief and the surface dwellers get "a little dirtier" while Friendly and the scraps get "a lot cleaner", before leaving with Huxley. The character Lenina Huxley (played by Sandra Bullock) from the 1993 science fiction movie Demolition Man is a dissatisfied San Angeles police lieutenant bored with the conservatism of Raymond Cocteaus neo-puritanical world views in the year 2032. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Organized crime. ...


Setting

The film depicts a future society in which crime and violence are rare and seen as remnants of the 20th century. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Hints are dropped throughout the movie that the United States underwent a period of anarchy before it was stabilized. In particular, Taco Bell is the only restaurant available, because it won the "Franchise Wars". (In some European versions of the film, this was changed to Pizza Hut, another Yum! Brands franchise. In some television edits, the restaurant name was removed altogether.) Anarchy (from Greek: anarchía, no authority) has a popular meaning of disorder[1]. However it has a more precise meaning in political philosophy to describe any human society which exists without a state. ... Taco Bell Corp. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... Yum! Brands, Inc. ...


Several distinctive euphemisms and neologisms are used in the film: homicide is referred to as a "non-sanctioned life termination" and as "Murder Death Kill" or "MDK." Homicide has not happened in over 20 years, and has almost been forgotten. In addition, even the mildest profanity is a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute, and punishable by a fine of one half to one credit per violation, which is automatically deducted from a citizen's finances. The perpetrator is dispensed a ticket by a machine. Euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... A neologism (Greek νεολογισμός [neologismos], from νέος [neos] new + λόγος [logos] word, speech, discourse + suffix -ισμός [-ismos] -ism) is a word, term, or phrase which has been recently created (coined) — often to apply to new concepts, to synthesize pre-existing concepts, or to make older terminology sound more contemporary. ... Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. ... MDK may mean: MDK, Inc. ... Look up Profanity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... FINE was created in 1998 and is an informal association of the four main Fair Trade networks: F Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) I International Fair Trade Association (IFAT) N Network of European Worldshops (NEWS!) and E European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) // The aim of FINE is to enable these...


It is explained that anything deemed "bad for you" is now illegal, including alcohol, caffeine, contact sports, non-educational toys, meat, spicy and unhealthy food, table salt and tobacco. Physical contact was recognized as causing the spread of disease and is now seen as unusual. "Sex" is no longer a physical act for the same reasons, and even kissing is not condoned. Instead, 'Vir-Sex' is performed by using sex simulators worn on the participants' heads to replace physical intercourse. Procreation is carried out in a laboratory; abortion is illegal, but so is pregnancy (without a license). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Caffeine is a xanthine alkaloid compound that acts as a stimulant in humans. ... Tackles like this one (Womens Australian rules football) are used in contact sports including many varieties of Football. ... A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... This article is about the food. ... External links Wikibooks Cookbook has more about this subject: Spice Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot Citat: ...Garlic, onion, allspice and oregano, for example, were found to be the best all-around bacteria killers (they kill everything). ... Edible salt is a mineral, one of the few rocks people eat. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... This article is about human pregnancy in biological females. ...


Future devices

As with other films set in the future, many new technologies are shown. Some of these have subsequently been invented and a few are even widespread.

  • The addition of skills to the brain during the cryogenic process in order to aid rehabilitation
  • Profanity Sensors which automatically print out tickets and fines whenever a person utters out a swear word. The typical responses include: '(name), You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.', '(name), You are fined one half credit for a sotto voce violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.', 'Your repeated violation of the Verbal Morality Statute has caused me to notify the San Angeles Police Department, please remain where you are for your reprimand."
  • "Laser defibrillation" to remove people from their frozen state.
  • Retinal scan
  • CCTV (including audio) covering every location except the underground areas.
  • Video conferencing and videophones
  • Toilet paper replaced by "three seashells", a concept unexplained in the film.[1]
  • Electronic tagging of the population, coupled with GPS
  • "Auto drive" mode for cars
  • Automatic inflation of car tires after puncture
  • "Secure Foam" crash protection
  • Robotic paint sprinklers that spray complicated graffiti in seconds, countered by walls that remove it and disable the bots even quicker
  • Police officers have stun batons referred to as 'glow rods', with guns being relegated to museums
  • Voice-activated computers
  • Magnetic Accelerator gun (Acc-Mag), a firearm in a museum exhibit noted as being one of the most efficient rifles ever invented, although when used by Simon Phoenix it appears rather unwieldy and impractical, and takes an extremely long time to reload. This may, however, be attributable to Phoenix's unfamiliarity with the futuristic weapon.
  • Sex simulators worn on the participants' heads replace physical intercourse. These appear to function by influencing brain activity to replicate sexual arousal.

Many of these systems are linked together and used in the central headquarters of the police. Sotto voce (literally under voice), an Italian expression, means to speak under ones breath or to speak confidentially. ... Typical view of defibrillation in progress, with the operator at the head, but clear of contact with the patient Defibrillation is the definitive treatment for the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. ... At Walt Disney World, biometric measurements are taken from the fingers of guests to ensure that the persons ticket is used by the same person from day to day Biometrics (ancient Greek: bios =life, metron =measure) refers to two very different fields of study and application. ... This article refers to a surveillance system. ... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Groupware | Telecommunications stubs ... It has been suggested that Visiophone be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Electronic tagging is a form of non-surreptitious surveillance consisting of an electronic device attached to a person or vehicle, especially certain criminals, allowing their whereabouts to be monitored. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ... Firearms redirects here. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ...


In the film's future society, the most popular music on the radio is based on television commercials (including the "Jolly Green Giant" jingle). The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Jolly Green Giant is a symbol of the Green Giant food company of the United States, appearing as a smiling green-skinned giant wearing a tunic, wreath and boots made of leaves. ...


Props

The Heckler & Koch G11 is a non-production prototype assault rifle developed during the 1970s and 1980s by Gesellschaft für Hülsenlose Gewehrsysteme (GSHG) (Ger Corporation for Caseless Rifle Systems), a conglomeration of companies headed by firearm manufacturer Heckler & Koch (mechanical engineering and weapon design), Dynamit Nobel (propellant composition... Categories: Stub | Concept vehicles ...

Casting

Jack Black played one of the "Wasteland Scraps" in the underground scene. He's the Scrap that flinches when Spartan shoves the gun out of his face and says "And Cocteau's an asshole!" Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was a renowned English actor. ... Benjamin Bratt (born December 16, 1963) is an American actor. ... Denis Leary (born Denis Colin Leary on August 18, 1957) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, comedian, writer and director. ... This article is about the American actor/comedian. ... For other persons named Jack Black, see Jack Black (disambiguation). ... Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos on July 15, 1951), also known as The Body, The Star, and The Governing Body, is an American politician, retired professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. ... Bill Cobbs (born June 16, 1935) is an African-American film actor. ... Bob Gunton (born November 15, 1945 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actor who is known for his role as the evil Warden Norton in the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption. ... William Glenn Shadix (born April 15, 1952 in Bessemer, Alabama) is an American actor best known for his role as Otho in Tim Burtons Beetlejuice and for his southern baritone voice. ... Associate Bob (portrayed by Glenn Shadix) is Raymond Cocteaus executive assistant in the Demolition Man film. ... Troy Evans (b. ... Grand L. Bush (born December 24, 1955) is an American actor of stage, television and major motion pictures. ... Jack Black (born Thomas J. Black, Jr. ...


Jesse Ventura, former WWE wrestler and later Governor of Minnesota, played one of Simon Phoenix's Cryocon allies. Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos on July 15, 1951), also known as The Body, The Star, and The Governing Body, is an American politician, retired professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the states executive branch. ...


An uncredited Rob Schneider played Erwin, one of the operators in the San Angeles Police control room; he would also play opposite Stallone in the 1995 movie Judge Dredd. This article is about the American actor/comedian. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Judge Dredd is a 1995 action film based on the Judge Dredd strip in the British comic 2000 AD. Certain elements of the film were altered from the comic series, but it still did not find wide mainstream appeal. ...


Sandra Bullock replaced original actress Lori Petty in the role of Lt Lenina Huxley after a few days filming. Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American movie actress. ...


Former professional wrestling superstar Bill Goldberg appears in the film in a cameo. For other persons named Bill Goldberg, see Bill Goldberg (disambiguation). ...


Brave New World references

The future world portrayed in the movie, in which human reproduction has been entirely relegated to medical science, and society is free from crime and violence, is reminiscent of Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World (1932). The name of Bullock's character, Lenina Huxley, combines Huxley's name with that of Lenina Crowne, a major character in the novel. Additionally, both Chief Earle and Huxley refer to John Spartan as a "savage" - making him "John the Savage" (another character from Brave New World). In one scene, Phoenix comments that it is a "brave new world". In addition, the "Wasteland" is an underground community diametrically opposed to the sterility of the above ground society, similar to the "Savage Reservation" of Brave New World. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Aldous Leonard Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. ... For other uses, see Brave New World (disambiguation). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John the Savage is a fictional character from Brave New World. ...


Product placement

  • The Taco Bell reference noted above proved controversial; when the TBS network first screened the film, references to Taco Bell were edited out of dialogue during the relevant scene.[citation needed] In more recent broadcasts on TBS, the references to Taco Bell have been restored.
  • General Motors allowed the movie's producers to use many of their prototype automobiles such as Ultralite on the condition that the movie feature their Oldsmobile brand. This was requested to show that the brand had a future - which was in question even in 1993. In fact, the Oldsmobile marque was indeed retired eleven years later, long before the movie's fictional 2032 setting. The movie also featured an Oldsmobile 442 muscle car, which was used in the high-speed chase scene.
  • An "oldies" radio channel plays the music from television commercials, with one scene prominently promoting Armour hot dogs.

TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ... Taco Bell Corp. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Categories: Stub | Concept vehicles ... Oldsmobile was a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... A marque (French for brand and pronounced as mark) is a brand name, most commonly used for automobile brands. ... 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 The Oldsmobile 442 (pronounced four-four-two) was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. ... Armour and Company was an American slaughterhouse and meatpacking company founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1867 by the Armour brothers led by Philip Danforth Armour (1832–1901). ... This article contains a trivia section. ...

Soundtrack

The theme song to the film is titled "Demolition Man" and is played over the end credits. It is a remix (heavier version) of the song originally written by Sting and recorded during his time as frontman for The Police. The song was first released in 1981, as the fifth track on the band's fourth album, Ghost in the Machine. Sting released an EP featuring this song and other live tracks, entitled Demolition Man. Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, please see Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation) Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Demolition Man is an EP released by Sting on November 1, 1993 in support of the Sylvester Stallone/Wesley Snipes film Demolition Man. ...


Acclaimed composer Elliot Goldenthal scored the film, it was his second big hollywood film score after the Alien³ soundtrack; See also Demolition Man soundtrack Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Elliot Goldenthals score for Alien³ is widely considered one of his most intensely inventive and visceral works and indeed, by many, his best. ... Elliot Goldenthal scored the soundtrack for the movie Demolition Man; it is a fairly straight forward and almost tounge-in-cheek affair, judging by tracks called Obligatory Car Chase; this is not to say however that it is not, like Goldenthals other soundtracks, original and excitingly experimental. ...


Game adaptations

Virgin Interactive released Demolition Man on various home video game systems. The 16-bit versions were distributed by Acclaim. The 3DO version of the game was a first-person shooter that incorporated Full Motion Video scenes, with both Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes reprising their roles as their characters. Virgin Interactive was a successful and influential British video game publisher. ... Screenshot of an FMV from Final Fantasy VIII using Bink Video. ... Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ...


In April 1994, Williams released a widebody pinball game, Demolition Man (based on the movie). It is designed by Dennis Nordman. This game features sound clips from the movie, as well as original speech by Stallone and Snipes. This game was part of WMS' SuperPin series (Twilight Zone, Indiana Jones, etc.). Williams is a long-standing electronic gaming and amusement company based in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the arcade game. ... The Twilight Zone title. ... Dr. Henry Indiana Jones, Jr. ...


References to current media figures

In one scene, the "Arnold Schwarzenegger Presidential Library" is mentioned, as well as the changes to society beginning with his election as President. This was presumably intended as an incongruous joke in 1993, particularly in a film starring Stallone, who was seen as a rival of sorts to Schwarzenegger. However, given Schwarzenegger's subsequent political career as the Governor of California and the possibility that the U.S. Constitution could be amended to permit those other than natural-born citizens to serve as President (later in the scene, a reference is made to "the 61st Amendment", which apparently permitted just this), the reference could be considered unintentionally prophetic. (In the same year Demolition Man was released, the movie Last Action Hero was also released - wherein Arnold Schwarzenegger's role in The Terminator, in a parallel universe, is referred to as having been played by Stallone instead.) Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... A natural-born citizen is a special term mentioned in the United States Constitution as a requirement for eligibility to serve as President or Vice President of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role, and also starred Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ...


When Simon Phoenix is going over the list of cryocons, he comes across Jeffrey Dahmer's name and decides to release him ("Jeffrey Dahmer? I LOVE that guy!"). This scene is frequently deleted in modern broadcasts of the film due to Dahmer's subsequent murder in prison in 1994, thus making the scene anachronistic.[1] Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) was an American serial killer. ... Look up Anachronism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


References

  1. ^ Stallone, Sylvester. aint-it-cool.com No. 9. Ain't It Cool News. “it was explained to me by the writer is you hold two seashells like chopsticks, pull gently and scrape what’s left with the third.”

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