History Trivia / DemolitionMan

24th Aug '16 3:29:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/YesMinister Sir Humphrey Appleby]] is the BigBad.
15th Aug '16 9:28:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/YesMinister Sir Humphrey Appleby]] is the BigBad.



** When Stallone got on board, he tried to convince JackieChan to take the part of Phoenix, which would have made Huxley's SawItInAMovieOnce moment a whole lot funnier. He turned down the role, as he didn't want to confuse audiences by suddenly appearing as a villain.

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** When Stallone Creator/SylvesterStallone got on board, he tried to convince JackieChan Creator/JackieChan to take the part of Phoenix, which would have made Huxley's SawItInAMovieOnce moment a whole lot funnier. He turned down the role, as he didn't want to confuse audiences by suddenly appearing as a villain.
15th Aug '16 9:26:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Edgar Friendly's rant in the film is almost identical to the rant in the middle of Leary's "Asshole".

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** Edgar Friendly's rant in the film is almost identical to the rant in the middle of Leary's "Asshole".Creator/DenisLeary's "Asshole".
* CareerResurrection: Along with ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'', this film revived Creator/SylvesterStallone's career after a series of duds in the early 1990s.



** This was one of the first movies to show off Snipes' martial arts skills. Much like Creator/BruceLee, he would have to slow down his moves so they would actually show up on camera.

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** This was one of the first movies to show off Wesley Snipes' martial arts skills. Much like Creator/BruceLee, he would have to slow down his moves so they would actually show up on camera.
11th Aug '16 2:31:06 PM JudasZala
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** Lenina Huxley was originally revealed to be John Spartan's daughter. Another draft of the script was for Spartan to have a daughter be a resident of the underground city and one of Friendly's Scraps.

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** Lenina Huxley was originally revealed to be John Spartan's daughter. Another draft of the script was for Spartan to have a daughter (named Katie Spartan) be a resident of the underground city and one of Friendly's Scraps.Scraps. During the shootout in the Wasteland, the woman Spartan was protecting was Spartan's daughter, and she would later appear at the end, alongside Friendly.
3rd Jul '16 9:38:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OldShame: In a retrospective on his filmography, Creator/DenisLeary called the film a "giant piece of shit".
26th Mar '16 5:46:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Creator/DenisLeary is Edgar Friendly. He even keeps the rapid-fire bit from his "Asshole" song in his speeches.
** [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Otho]] has somehow gotten even gayer.
** [[YesMinister Sir Humphrey Appleby]] finally got rid of politicians and turned the West Coast into an utopia?
** [[TheShawshankRedemption Warden Norton]] still working for the police after all these years?
** Apparently someone shipped [[Series/LawAndOrder Detective Curtis]] across the country.
** Creator/JackBlack had a small part as one of the Scraps, appearing alongside Edgar Friendly.
** Creator/RobSchneider had an even smaller part, [[TheScrappy but don't worry]], he gets a bigger role beside Stallone again in ''Film/JudgeDredd''. ([[HilariousInHindsight Hang on, wasn't that kinda like]] ''Film/TheExpendables?'')
** Speaking of which, this was not the only time Simon Phoenix[[labelnote:*]]played by Wesley Snipes[[/labelnote]] featured in the same movie as [[Creator/SylvesterStallone John Spartan]]. It took them nearly two entire decades [[Film/TheExpendables for them to finally work together.]]



* WagTheDirector: According to artist Doug Watson, his backglass artwork proposals were repeatedly rejected by Wesley Snipes, who wanted to ensure his career wasn't jeopardized by having him look like a crazed character. Linda Deal did the final backglass art.

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* WagTheDirector: According to artist Doug Watson, his backglass artwork proposals were repeatedly rejected by Wesley Snipes, who wanted to ensure his career wasn't jeopardized by having him look like a crazed character. Linda Deal did the final backglass art.
29th Jan '16 5:44:33 PM GrammarNavi
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** Speaking of which, this was not the only time Simon Phoenix[[labelnote:*]]played by Wesley Snipes[[/labelnote]] featured in the same movie as [[SylvesterStallone John Spartan]]. It took them nearly two entire decades [[Film/TheExpendables for them to finally work together.]]

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** Speaking of which, this was not the only time Simon Phoenix[[labelnote:*]]played by Wesley Snipes[[/labelnote]] featured in the same movie as [[SylvesterStallone [[Creator/SylvesterStallone John Spartan]]. It took them nearly two entire decades [[Film/TheExpendables for them to finally work together.]]
26th Jul '15 11:44:06 PM Anicomicgeek
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* TheCastShowOff: This was one of the first movies to show off Snipes' martial arts skills. Much like BruceLee, he would have to slow down his moves so they would actually show up on camera.

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* TheCastShowOff: TheCastShowOff:
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This was one of the first movies to show off Snipes' martial arts skills. Much like BruceLee, Creator/BruceLee, he would have to slow down his moves so they would actually show up on camera.camera.
** Creator/DenisLeary, in the 1990's was famous for his motormouth rants in his comedy routine. His character falls into these.


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* DuelingStarsMovie: Stallone vs. Snipes. Most of the posters had this phrase and nothing more.
21st Apr '15 1:42:42 AM harryhenry
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The whole film's premise of a future society where everything bad you say and do is banned is a pretty clear product of the [[TheNineties Early '90s]] backlash to the concept of "Political Correctness".
18th Apr '15 2:19:43 PM dmcreif
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* DoingItForTheArt: Nigel Hawthorne, inexperienced in cinema, took his role to prove that he had screen presence for the producers of ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge''. Hawthorne wanted to reprise the stage role for the movie version. As it transpired this was unnecessary as Hawthorne was the producers' automatic choice for the lead.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Nigel Hawthorne, inexperienced in cinema, took his the role of Cocteau to prove that he had screen presence for the producers of ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge''. Hawthorne wanted to reprise the stage role for the movie version. As it transpired this was unnecessary as Hawthorne was the producers' automatic choice for the lead.



** Lenina Huxley was originally revealed to be John Spartan's daughter. Another draft of the script had John Spartan's daughter be a resident of the underground city.
** The part of John Spartan was written with Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme in mind, while Simon Phoenix was written for Creator/StevenSeagal.

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** Lenina Huxley was originally revealed to be John Spartan's daughter. Another draft of the script had John Spartan's was for Spartan to have a daughter be a resident of the underground city.
city and one of Friendly's Scraps.
** The part of John Spartan was written with Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme in mind, while Simon Phoenix was written for Creator/StevenSeagal.
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