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)

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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

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)

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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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Question: When Spartan is asking about his daughter, all I hear is "(mumble-mumble) happened to her?" Does anyone know what he actually says?

Answer: From the subtitles I found and what I remembered I think his exact words were "And my daughter, what happened to her?"

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