Demolition Man

Demolition Man (1993)

20 corrected entries

Corrected entry: In the scene where Huxley, Spartan and Garcia get ready to go into the sewer system to find Friendly, both car doors to the police car are open. Yet when Phoenix escapes from the sewer system and approaches the cop car to steal it, the passenger side door is closed.

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posty

Correction: There was a fourth officer with them, Spartan tells the man to stay with the car. He probably closed the door when he got out.

Corrected entry: When John Spartan was thawed out, he had no idea how much time had passed and had no knowledge of what had occurred. It would be fair to say that time had officially stopped for him. In his eyes, the notification of his wife's death would seem as if it had just happened. So why on Earth is he goggling over Huxley like it's old news? He's running around carrying on with everyday life like nothing's changed. One would think he would be mourning. He's acting like his wife has been dead for years and he's moved on. It makes no sense.

RareJewel

Correction: Jack Spartan mentioned during the dinner at Taco Bell that he was fully aware and awake and could see and hear his wife pounding on the glass. The entire conversation was based on what it was like to be frozen.

Corrected entry: Toward the end of the film, as Phoenix is freeing the rest of the convicts in the cryoprison, he rejoices with glee when he notices one of the people on the list is Jeffrey Dahmer. Jeffrey Dahmer was bludgeoned to death in 1994, one year after this movie was released. In addition, he was never incarcerated in California. Both of the prisons he was incarcerated in are in Wisconsin, where his crimes were committed.

Correction: Then again, Dahmer was never frozen in a block of ice either. Like commercial airlines no longer landing in LA, and the perfected technology of cryogenics, Dahmer being not being murdered and his being frozen in the Californian cyro-prison is part of the 'Demolition Man' universe.

Corrected entry: Phoenix says, "Excuse me Rambo, I need to borrow this" to a soldier statue in the museum, a reference to Stallone's famous Rambo movies.

Correction: Far too obvious to be trivia.

Lummie

Corrected entry: It is mentioned, that the only place they can get guns is the museum. Where do they get ammo? They must have had only a limited amount of ammo at the museum, for display purposes. Also, where does Edgar Friendly's gang get bullets?

Correction: There would have been enough ammo in the museum for the gun fight with Spartan and Phoenix. As far as Edgar Friendly is concerned, gunpowder can be made fairly easily, they could cast their own bullets and reuse the shells.

alex garrido

Corrected entry: When Sylvester Stallone is reprogrammed to knit, he takes a ball of yarn and winds it into a skein. This is the opposite of what a knitter does. They buy a skein of yarn and roll it into a ball so the yarn doesn't get tangled while knitting.

Correction: This is simply an amateur error, he is probably only just started to knit and we all know by now no one can get things right the first time. He is an amateur at knitting after all, this is not a movie mistake.

The-Immortal

Corrected entry: In the scene where Simon Phoenix is operating the machine he says "Damn, I'm possessed" and he is not fined.

Correction: The machine was too busy processing the information Pheonix was asking for; it fined him when he was only talking and not typing.

Corrected entry: When Phoenix is in the museum and throws the guard into the glass display, you can later see that his body is a few feet away from Phoenix.

Correction: Its possible that Pheonix walked a few steps away to get bigger and better guns from the now accessible display case, he didn't have to get everything from that exact rack.

Corrected entry: After fighting with Phoenix in the museum, Spartan says Phoenix is "3 times stronger than when he went in" but there was nothing in his rehab program for physical muscle enhancement, it was all skills and information.

Correction: Spartan's comments doesn't neccesarily reflect strength or muscle enhancement but the fact he is so much tougher to stop. Before Phoenix was frozen he was very intelligent and strong. Now he has become an expert at martial arts and other fighting techniques. Added to that he has now garnered a large range of information to help him avoid capture.

Lummie

Corrected entry: L-7 advises the last recorded MDK to be September 2010. When Garcia is talking to Spartan, he says it was only 16 years ago. 2032 would be 22 years not 16 since last MDK.

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Correction: Garcia said "death by unnatural cuases." He doesn't necessarily mean murder, he could be referring to car accidents or suicides.

Corrected entry: At the end of the highway chase between Spartan and Phoenix, when Spartan's police car crashed through the windows of the S.A.P.D., you can see that the glass broke before contact was made.

Correction: The car slams into the curb where the "landscaped area" is in front of the SAPD first, causing it to launch through the sign. If he hit the curb first, it would send debris flying forward, and it would only take one piece to begin to shatter the glass a split second before the car hits it.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: After the fight in the sewer, Spartan goes to chase Simon using an elevator to break through the floor. How does an OLD elevator work without anything guiding it UP, with enough strength to break the floor?

Correction: Hydraulic elevators lift the elevator from the bottom, they don't need cables or guides.

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, when Spartan goes after Phoenix in the cryolab, he fires several rounds at him with his Beretta 92 handgun. When he reloads, he inserts a new clip and pulls the slide back. But there was no need to cock the gun since there was already a round in the chamber, which can be seen ejecting out.

Correction: This is a character mistake not a movie mistake. Just because the character cocked the gun when he did not have to, does not classify it as a movie mistake but a decision the character made.

Spaceboy_007

Corrected entry: When discussing Simon Phoenix at the police station, Lt. Huxley explains to John Spartan that Simon Phoenix was not coded. Despite this, Simon Phoenix gets fined multiple times throughout the movie for violating the Verbal Morality Code. Since he wasn't coded, the system would not have known his name.

Correction: You'll notice it never says his name, like it does for other people. It just says he is fined.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film where John brakes into Simon's hide-out, John points his Beretta 92 sidearm at Simon to make Simon tell him where the hostages are, he then cocks the weapon when Simon doesn't tell him, but we saw John just before running on the roof and in the building shooting badguys with the same gun - the gun would already be cocked because the Beretta 92 is a self-loading firearm, when a shot is fired the power of the bullet's explosion forces the gun's slide back to eject the spentcase,cock the hammer and load a fresh round into the gun's chamber. Even if he reloaded off screen with some rounds still in the magazine the hammer would still be cocked or in the case of if the gun was empty the slide-stop would engage holding the slide open and the hammer cocked.

Correction: He probably released the hammer manually by holding it while depressing the trigger. This would be done by anyone trained with firearms to prevent an accidental discharge, especially as he moves from the roof down into the building. Just because we don't see it..doesn't mean it never happened.

Corrected entry: When Spartan swings around to smash Phoenix's frozen body, you see the head of Phoenix looking straight ahead, but as his head was getting frozen he was looking down at the ground.

MCKD

Correction: Phoenix's head is initially looking down at Spartan but as Phoenix is freezing he raises his head to look straight forward.

Corrected entry: Right after escaping from prison, Simon Phoenix is at the computer thingy and he says, "Damn, I'm possessed" without getting a citation for violating the clean language act or whatever it is. Yet later he says "damn" again and gets a ticket.

Correction: The second time he says God-Damn, and that's why he gets a ticket.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, the hostages are blown up & Spartan is sentenced to prison for their deaths. But we know all the hostages were dead before they were blown up. I guess in the future time of death is no longer taken into account. The bodies wouldn't have been completely disintegrated.

Correction: Disintegrated, no. But they would be buried under tons of rubble and set on fire. The hostages were killed only a short time before. How are they supposed to establish a time of death only 10-30 minutes out? Current science can only make estimated guesses as to time of death (e.g. to the nearest 4 hours). I doubt that in only a few years time they can say the exact time that someone died.

Corrected entry: The first scene set in 2032 shows someone wiping ice away from a digital display. The date shown is August 30th 2032. Later when the warden is killed during Simon Phoenix's breakout the computer voice says "born February Fourteenth, 1967, died August Fourth 2032".

Correction: In this shot, the panel displays the date that he was meant to be released on. If you remember in the beginning of the film where he is told he is going to be eligible for parole. They release Simon Pheonix by order of the crooked counselor and they must release John Spartin early to catch this MDK'er

Corrected entry: Stallone's character finds yarn and knitting supplies in his home; we see him start winding yarn around his arm, measuring it to start his cast-on stitches. The next day he presents Bullock's character with a long-sleeved cable knit sweater. Excuse me? I challenge the world's fastest knitter to produce a complete sweater in one night.

Correction: Did you see how fast Simon could access the computer after he had the information directly implanted into his brain? Everything would be mechanical and you could almost do it with your eyes closed and also VERY fast.

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Lenina Huxley: Chief, you can take this job, and you can shovel it.
John Spartan: Take this job... And shovel it.
Lenina Huxley: Yeah?
John Spartan: Close enough.

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When Spartan and Huxley arrive at the cryogenics place to battle Phoenix and what remains of his gang, 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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Trivia

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.

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