Talk:Demolition Man (film)

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In a greasy spoon or with a greasy spoon?[edit]

A greasy spoon is a restaurant, in Edgar's speech here it says he sits 'with a greasy spoon', I think the quote is 'IN a greasy spoon'.

Forget to tag that first post, sorry, I fixed the quote, it had a number of issues. 20:08, 30 September 2012 (UTC)


The film has only one tagline, it seems pointless to have it at the top of the article and also at the bottom of the article. Isn't once enough? -- 16:47, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Quotes deleted[edit]

Several quotes were deleted and others were erroneously "corrected" by a recent edit.[1] It would be helpful if editors made their changes in smaller edits, not big block edits. The Wikipedia article for this film includes a link to the shooting script[2] and there are many short clips of this film are available on YouTube which can also be helpful to verify that quotes don't just match the script but also match the final film.[3]

It isn't clear why quotes in general were deleted, or why certain ones in particular were deleted. Some of the quotes included don't seem particularly interesting or notable to me. (The quote about justifying the property destruction by Spartan seems to be a good representation of his character, caring more about saving lives than the demolition he causes, and I would have kept that over other quotes. Similarly Phoenix talking about the freedom to be an asshole seems more important that other quotes)

Maybe instead of deleting some of the quotes could be cut down to the essentials? For example I would cut out the first few lines from Simon Phoenix at the kiosk and start from the line "Come on, HAL! Where are the goddamn guns?" Also maybe cut down the Simon Phoenix quote "All right, gentlemen, let's review." to just that opening paragraph not the whole conversation.

One of the most memorable things about this film is the unexplained "three seashells", it might be good idea to include related to that, maybe "He doesn't know how to use the three seashells!" spoken by Rob Schneider. No mention of Taco Bell either. If possible it would be helpful to know why people thought certain quotes should be included and others deleted. -- 17:16, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

I don't understand why anyone felt it was essential to the quote to include the dialog from the Museum announcement system, I wouldn't have included it at all. It also seems a strange choice to include it as if it was a character called "Museum PDA". Not only is it strange to write in a made up character name instead of including it as a staging note, it is an especially weird choice of made up character name to include an unexplained acronym since PDA means Public Display of Affection. The correct term is a PA for Public Address. Instead of trying to fix that quote as it is I'd shorten it, start with something similar to [Phoenix shoots the door open with a cannon] and then skip to "I'm a blast from the past!" -- 22:40, 18 September 2020 (UTC)