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Demolition Man

The 'particle gun' that Phoenix picks up in the museum is actually a prototype of the real-life Heckler&Koch G11 rifle, the first gun ever to fire caseless ammunition. The gun and its ammo were developed in the Cold War to save the expenses for the cartridge case production. It was tested and modified for field use, but with the collapse of the Soviet state (which ended the Cold War) in 1991, the production program was cancelled.

Huxley says to Spartan outside the museum that Phoenix is trapped in section 8. Section 8 is the code under which people are discharged from the military for being mentally unfit for service.

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After Simon Phoenix kills Warden William Smithers, Huxley tells the computer to display a list of parole hearings for the day. One of the names that is stated and printed on the screen is Peterson, Scott. A man called Scott Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife and unborn son in 2002, 9 years after this movie was made.

Lenina's line that she learned her kung-fu moves from watching Jackie Chan movies is possibly a reference to the fact that Chan was offered the role of Simon Phoenix but passed due to his policy of not playing villains.

Demolition Man contains several references to the novel "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. Sandra Bullock's character's name is Lenina Huxley, from Lenina Crowne, a main character in the book, and the author's name. Sylvester Stallone's character is also named for a character in Brave New World, John the Savage.

In some versions, all references to Taco Bell are changed to Pizza Hut.

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Quotes

John Spartan: Bad aim, Blondie!
Simon Phoenix: Spartan? John Spartan? Aw shit, they let anybody into this century! What the hell you doing here?

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Mistakes

When Spartan and Huxley arrive at the cryogenics place to battle Phoenix, Phoenix sees them on the monitor walking into the building and you see Spartan on the left and Huxley on the right. The camera angle changes to an inside view and Spartan is now on the right.

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