Demolition Man (1993)

Demolition Man

Why did Taco Bell win the franchise wars? How well does the film represent future technology? And who gives a better performance, Stallone or Snipes? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Demolition Man (1993) in this podcast episode.

When a criminal from the 1990s is unfrozen in the future, the only way to catch him is to unfreeze the cop who caught him the first time around. Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock star in Marco Brambilla’s Demolition Man (1993)!

Episode Log:

  • Director Marco Brambilla (1:05)
  • Opening action sequence, Cryo-freezing process (4:35)
  • Stallone and Snipes in 1993 (7:30)
  • Futuristic cars provided by GM (10:40)
  • Computer chip implants (12:15)
  • Weak password security in the cryo-prison! (16:00)
  • GPS and video cam ubiquity – movie nailed it (19:20)
  • The unfreezing process (22:50)
  • 3 seashells? (28:00)
  • Taco Bell and the franchise wars (31:25)
  • Physical contact in the future (39:05)
  • Car chase, re-inflating tires, and SecureFoam (44:20)
  • Jesse Ventura shows up for one scene (48:25)
  • Big finale between Stallone and Snipes (50:30)
  • Actors’ performances (56:05)
  • The score is underwhelming (1:03:10)
  • Satirical elements of the film (1:08:35)
  • Budget, Box Office, critics’ reactions (1:11:10)

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Episode 036 – Demolition Man (1993) unhacked!
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Research:

Siskel and Ebert review
MUSINGS FROM DIRECTOR MARCO BRAMBILLA
How first-time feature film director Marco Brambilla pulled off ‘Demolition Man’
Taco Bell’s nacho fries
Taco Bell Finally Tells the Story of the Franchise Wars
Taco Bell at Comic-Con
GM Ultralite concept

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