Demolition Man

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. Also during the fight in the museum, Wesley Snipes says "such a brave new world".

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)

Trivia: In some versions, all references to Taco Bell are changed to Pizza Hut. (00:57:15)

Trivia: 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. (00:20:50)

Robert Sullinger

Trivia: 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.

Trivia: 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. (00:47:00)

Trivia: The dress Sandra Bullock wears to the Taco Bell was very heavy due to all the stones on it - after her exuberance mimicking Stallone's punching after the scrap attack it started to rip, which is why she has her arms wrapped around herself slightly awkwardly at the very end of the scene.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Factual error: The display on John Spartan's cryogenic reads, "August 3, 2032," which will fall on a Tuesday. Later that same day, Huxley says to Warden Smithers, "It's a beautiful Monday morning" (00:11:30 - 00:12:15)

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Question: I remember seeing this movie multiple times years back, and i distinctly remember the restaurant being Taco Bell, why the sudden badly dubbed pizza hut in the new television version?

Answer: A number of the European releases of the film replaced Taco Bell with Pizza Hut, as Pizza Hut has a significant international presence, whereas Taco Bell is relatively unknown outside the US, with very few restaurants. While most versions around these days keep the US original dialogue, the altered versions do occasionally crop up, particularly on television.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: In South Africa we also had a version that called the restaurant Burger King. I just always assumed that they changed the name when a franchise offered them more money for product placement.

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