Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about.Written by
In a scene that was cut from the movie, before the Wasteland battle, Spartan meets one of the Wasteland Scraps, a young woman named Kate (Vasilika Vanya Marinkovic) and Spartan learns Kate is his own daughter. In the movie, Spartan is seen protecting Kate during the Wasteland battle, and at the end of the movie, she is seen standing next to Edgar Friendly, when Associate Bob introduces himself to Edgar Friendly. See more »
When Phoenix punches (and kicks) the glass to try to take the guns, the display glass sounded like it was plastic, but when he threw the guard into the display glass, it shattered, like it really was glass. See more »
I don't know... lately I just don't feel like there's anything special about me.
You are an incredibly sensitive man, who inspires joy-joy feelings in all those around you.
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The television version omits the refernce that Simon Phoenix makes to cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer. See more »
Sylvester Stallone was really beside himself when he took this film. Instead of trying to be the tough guy, he sort of made fun of his pre-existing persona in his role as John Spartan. Funny, and satirical of a gun-free society, it just proves that peace doesn't necessarily result in the most diverse range of self expression. The humor in the film was exceptional, and Wesley Snipes was great as Simon Phoenix. This also proved to be my favorite film with Sandra Bullock, who subsequently destroyed her career thereafter. This movie will always be good for a laugh, especially for the characters singing all of the commercial jingles.
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