Corrected entry: Spartan is frozen in 1996 and was thawed in 2032; a time span of 38 years, during which time San Angelo has become a more or less crime free paradise. No one in the SAPD expects or knows how to deal with violent criminals or even disobedience of any kind. However, at least the police chief and the black officer (who recognised Phoenix's name on the list) were old enough to remember the pre-paradise times. Indeed, Spartan even mentions knowing the black officer being on the force before. So why do they have no idea how to proceed and need Spartan when they would have experienced troubles earlier in their careers?
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. (01:19:55 - 01:30:35)posty
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuity mistake: 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. (01:38:35)
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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