Demolition Man script
Synopsis: With innocent victims caught in the crossfire in Los Angeles' intensifying war on crime, both cop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) and violent thug Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) are sentenced to a state of frozen incarceration known as "CryoPrison." When Spartan is finally thawed 36 years later, it's 2032, and Los Angeles is now a pacifist utopia called San Angeles. But with Phoenix again on the loose, Spartan must team up with future cop Lenina (Sandra Bullock) to apprehend the killer.

To the naked eye, out the window, tucked against the

wall of cars, a large tarp. To the thermo, the still

warm inner workings of the muni bus. Faint outlines of

the engine, drive train, even seats and frame. Bingo.

Spartan takes a deep breath. Loosens up his right

shoulder. Loosens up his left. Checks the gun on his

right hip. Checks the gun on his left. They both cross

draw. Reaches down to the bag at his feet. LAPD in

reflective letters on the side of a backpack. Spartan

yanks some kind of rope out of it.


Isn't that for getting people out

of burning buildings...


Yeah, sometimes...

Slaps a carabiner onto a big eyebolt by the door. They're

dead center now over the complex below. He opens the

door. Jumps out.


Spartan falls three hundred feet from the blimp. Dead

silent. The line runs free behind him. It's a giant

fireproof bungee cord. As the downward force of gravity

and the upward pull of the bungee become exactly the

same, Spartan stops dead in the air for just the briefest

moment. Whips out a Bowie knife and slashes the cord

above his head. Falls free the last ten feet to the roof

of the building. Lands on his feet. Lightning cross

draw. A gun appears in each hand.


A lookout pops up on Spartan's right. Spartan clobbers

him. Another lookout pops up on Spartan's left. Spartan

ducks, rolls quietly, clobbers him, too. Listens. No

one's taken notice. Holsters the guns. Moves in towards

the roof hatch.

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Daniel Waters

Daniel "Dan" Waters (born November 10, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American screenwriter and film director. more…

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