In Demolition Man (1993), Sylvester Stallone plays John Spartan, a cop who is brought out of cryogenics in order to pursue an old enemy (Wesley Snipes) running rampant in a future, nonviolent society. Sandra Bullock also co-stars as fellow cop Lenina Huxley.
There’s no librarian in the movie, so, alas, it joins the others in Class V. I didn’t plan on having two Class V movies so close to each other (see my previous post about Moscow on the Hudson), but that’s the order I received these movies from my local public library.
But not all is lost. About an hour into the film, Lenina and John mention a library during a conversation in the car. Let’s listen in:
Lenina: I’ve been an enthusiast of your escapades for quite some time now. I have, in fact, perused some newsreels from the Schwarzenegger Library…
John: Hold it. The Schwarzenegger Library?!
Lenina: Yes, the Schwarzenegger Presidential Library. Wasn’t he an actor when you…
John: Stop! He was president?
Lenina: Yes. Even though he was not born in this country, his popularity caused the 61st amendment…
John: I don’t want to know. President.
You can enjoy this brief scene — and the variety of amusing facial expressions from Stallone — in this clip below.
- Film: Down Is Up: Demolition Man (avclub.com)
- It’s Stallone and Schwarzenegger Vs. a ‘Person of Interest’ Star in ‘The Tomb’ (hollywood.com)