Demolition Man

Continuity mistake: When Spartan is initially frozen in the cyro-liquid, air bubbles and ripples are in the ice around his mouth. Any following shot of him in the ice block shows no bubbles or ripples. (00:10:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Spartan and Huxley go to Raymond Cockto's place, Spartan shoots all of the monitors with a silver gun, yet when Spartan points the gun at Cockto's head, which we see on the surviving monitor, it's a black gun. (01:18:25)

Mark Cuss

Continuity mistake: When Phoenix is fighting the police at the kiosk, he knocks the sunglasses off of one officer, but in the next shot the glasses are back when the cop is knocked out. (00:27:00)

Continuity mistake: When Phoenix is talking to his group, one of the guys says, "You mean, we get to kill John Spartan?" Phoenix says, "Exactly," and you see a shot of more men at the table, including Jesse Ventura laughing. There is a girl on the lap of the guy who asked. In the very next shot that shows Phoenix, she's standing off to the side, a step or two away from the guy that she was sitting on the lap of.

Continuity mistake: In Cockto's office, Phoenix gets up from the chair behind the desk, turning it clockwise to get up. But, when he's at the window, reciting a couple of cities, the chair is turned to squarely face the desk.

Continuity mistake: When the small disk-like objects are placed on Spartan before he gets frozen, the one on his head is right on his temple. But, when it cuts to the future and shows him in the block of ice after an employee wipes the frost off the date display, the disk on his head is more forward, almost above his eye.

Continuity mistake: When Spartan, Huxley, and Garcia get in the car to head to the museum, Spartan sits behind the wheel. In the shot from the front, you can see that the wheel Is open (self-drive mode), but when it shows what he sees, it's closed (auto-drive mode). When he switches with Huxley, you see her sit down from the front, and she grabs the wheel in self-drive mode again.

Continuity mistake: In the car chase he crawls out of the window, the next shot shows the car door is open.

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Suggested correction: He doesn't crawl out the window, this type of car door has only glass above the door so with the glass down he can go out before fully opening the door. You just don't see him opening the door in the previous shot.

lionhead

Continuity mistake: When Spartan is swearing at the verbal morality machine and pulls out several citations at once (the last ones he grabs), an actor and actress standing directly behind him start to walk away and go off screen to the right behind Spartan. The view snaps to Huxley and Garcia, then back to Spartan. When it snaps back to Spartan, the same two are standing directly behind Spartan again and start to walk away to the right again.

x12o

Continuity mistake: When Huxley, Spartan and the other guy get in the police car to go to the museum they are all wearing sunglasses. In the very next shot all three are not wearing them.

Continuity mistake: In the opening credits when Spartan is frozen, both hands are up either side of his head. In the very next shot his left hand is by his head, but his right arm is out stretched and in a down position, impossible as he is frozen. Also his mind altering sensors are on the left side of his head and body before freezing, next shot they are on the right side of his body.

Continuity mistake: When Spartan starts shooting up the screens with Cockteau's face on them, he fires more than eight shots (for eight screens), but there are at least two screens remaining when Cockteau chastises Spartan. Surely, someone like Spartan would not use more than one bullet per screen. Where did the other shots go?

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Continuity mistake: When the Cryo-Prison worker opens the cabinet that holds the cylinders that contain the blue "freezing balls" to freeze Spartan's slush, the slot on the center left is empty. When the shot changes to the worker pulling the cylinder out, the slot to the lower left is now the empty one. (00:09:45)

Continuity mistake: During the Oldsmobile dealership scene two robed citizens are shown to be looking at small scale model cars on the rear wall (blue car) and side wall (red car) in the showroom. When Huxley and Spartan bust through the floor in the elevator the two citizens are missing. (01:30:50)

Continuity mistake: When Spartan and Phoenix are fighting in the sewers, Edgar Friendly shoots his gun at Phoenix and you see the catwalk that Phoenix was on tip to its side and Phoenix dropping down to the ground with the plank of the catwalk right below him. When Phoenix lands on the ground the plank is nowhere to be seen. It should have been right below him. (01:19:25 - 01:30:30)

MCKD

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John Spartan: Brake! Brake! Brake now, you Mickey Mouse-piece of shit!

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Trivia: 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. (00:45:30)

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Question: Why was Simon allowed a damn at the joy joy feeling machine thingy while John was fined for one while talking to his friend?

Answer: I'm assuming you're referring to when Simon says "Damn, I'm possessed!" He was hacking the machine when he said it, perhaps he'd corrupted the program or shut off the microphone as a side effect?

Grumpy Scot

Answer: Note that when Spartan is fined for swearing, the machine uses his full name. When Phoenix is fined, the machine only refers to him as "You" ("You are fined 1 credit...") as he isn't recognised because he doesn't have a chip. Presumably he's expected to take the ticket and pay the fine even if the machine didn't automatically know it was him.

Also notable is that when Lenina swore she was fined only one half a credit instead of a full credit. Probably because she is a cop.

lionhead

No, I think she got fined only a half credit because it was a *sotto voce* violation (under her breath).

Strange, I can swear somebody already mentioned that once before.

lionhead

Wait a minute, is that trivia?

lionhead

Answer: Phoenix has no sub-dermal microchip in his hand. Per Huxley, all transactions are done with this chip. That would mean fines are also generated per person based on this chip too.

Except when Simon is trying to get a gun, he keeps swearing at the booth which constantly fines him.

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