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Demolition Man

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Demolition Man
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Marco Brambilla
Release Date 1993
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Silver Pictures
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Spartan Sylvester Stallone
Simon Phoenix Wesley Snipes
Lenina Huxley Sandra Bullock
Dr. Raymond Cocteau Nigel Hawthorne
Alfredo Garcia Benjamin Bratt
Edgar Friendly Denis Leary
Zachary Lamb Bill Cobbs
"CryoCon" Adam Jesse Ventura

Demolition Man is a 1993 science-fiction action film starring Sylvester Stallone as John Spartan, a Los Angeles cop with a reputation for destruction who in the then future year of 1996 is found guilty of a crime he didn't commit and is subsequently sentenced to be frozen in a cryogenic prison along with his nemesis Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes). Spartan is then revived in the year 2032 and finds himself in the utopian city of San Angeles when Phoenix escapes. Spartan is then asked by the San Angeles police force to use his old school tactics to take down his archenemy. The film's cast also includes Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, and Denis Leary. The film is notable for featuring one of the first and possibly only appearance of the Heckler & Koch G11 in live action, an experimental rifle at the time that was portrayed as futuristic magnetic pulse rifle.

The following weapons were used in the film Demolition Man:


Beretta 92F

During the 1996 prologue, LAPD officer John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), aka "The Demolition Man", carries only a Beretta 92F as he jumps from an LAPD helicopter onto the roof of the building Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) is holed up in. He also later uses one in his battle with Phoenix in the cryo prison. According to Long Mountain Outfitters, the Beretta 92F used by Spartan is the same one used by Bruce Willis in 1988's Die Hard, and has the extended slide release from that film.

Beretta 92F (9x19mm) used by Bruce Willis in Die Hard, and later by Sylvester Stallone in Demolition Man. This is the screen-used gun from the film; note the extended mag release and slide release, which were modifications made specifically for Bruce Willis.
John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) aims his Beretta 92F at Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) at the beginning of the film.
Spartan questions Phoenix about the whereabouts of the hostages, the Beretta 92F still trained on him.
Close-up of the Beretta - Spartan prepares to fire, but Phoenix quickly points out that he is standing in a sea of gasoline. And Phoenix just happens to have a blowtorch handy. (Also note the continuity error here; Spartan cocks the hammer on the Beretta even though it was already visibly cocked when he entered the room.)
After reloading and hitting the slide release, Spartan unnecessarily racks the slide, ejecting the round in the chamber.

Beretta 92FS Inox

In the future world of San Angeles, Spartan is seen using a Beretta 92FS Inox, as identified by its slide-mounted safety, as his main sidearm. He retrieves it from the Hall of Violence during his shootout with Phoenix. He uses it most notably to shoot up the display screens and one of the ticket-dispensing machines in the office of Dr. Raymond Cocteau (Nigel Hawthorne). Spartan's Beretta Inox is also held on him by one of the wasters after he is captured.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) fires his Beretta 92FS Inox during the shootout in the museum.
Spartan threatens Raymond Cocteau (Nigel Hawthorne) with his Beretta Inox.
After swearing once too often, John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) prepares to use his Beretta Inox to shoot one of the ticket machines.

IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII

Among the weapons used by the people living in the San Angeles sewer system is a Desert Eagle Mark VII.

Desert Eagle MK VII - .357 Magnum
One of the men in the underground aims his IMI Desert Eagle at Spartan and both of his partners.

Smith & Wesson 3913NL

A Smith & Wesson 3913 is used by Phoenix, Spartan, and one of Phoenix's "CryoCons" Adam (Jesse Ventura).

Smith & Wesson 3913NL - 9x19mm. This is a screen used 3913 from the film Demolition Man
Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) fires his Smith & Wesson 3913NL at Spartan.
Phoenix is dazed when he can´t bring himself to shoot Dr. Raymond Cocteau.
Closeup. The Smith & Wesson logo is clearly visible but the "Lady Smith" inscription is absent which is indicative of the Smith and Wesson Model 3913NL "No Logo" or "Non-LadySmith".
Adam (Jesse Ventura) holds the Smith & Wesson 3913NL.

Smith & Wesson 3914

During the final shootout in the cryo-lab, Spartan is seen dual-wielding the Beretta 92FS and what appears to be a Smith & Wesson 3914. This pistol is also used briefly in the museum shootout by Phoenix, dual-wielded along with his Smith & Wesson 3913NL.

Smith & Wesson 3914 - 9x19mm
During the final shootout in the cryo-lab, Spartan is seen dual-wielding the Beretta 92FS and what appears to be a Smith & Wesson 3914. Note the rather small size, ambidextrous safety and lack of frame bulge.
S&W is seen on the right.

Smith & Wesson Model 686 Snub

Spartan uses a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 686 during the final shootout in the lab, which is given to him by Edgar Friendly (Denis Leary). The same weapon is also briefly used by Lenina Huxley (Sandra Bullock), and also by a Phoenix henchman early in the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 686 with 2 1/2" Barrel - .357 Magnum
One of the outcasts aims his Smith & Wesson Model 686 at Spartan, with Jack Black in the back ground.
A Smith & Wesson Model 686, about to be picked up ...
... and subsequently used by Lenina Huxley (Sandra Bullock).
Lenina points the gun at John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) but really shoots a henchman to Simon Phoenix (Billy Lucas) named Danzig.

LAR Grizzly Win Mag

A LAR Grizzly Win Mag is used by Phoenix very briefly near the end of the film.

LAR Grizzly Win Mag .45 Winchester Magnum Mk1
Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) takes cover, his LAR Grizzly Pistol in hand.

Submachine Guns

Cobray M11/9

Several Cobray M11/9s are among the weapons procured by Phoenix from the museum. One of these weapons is later used by Phoenix to shoot at Spartan during the final scene in the cryo-lab.

SWD M11/9 - 9x19mm
A Cobray M11/9 (left), next to the Remington 870.
Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) discards the now empty Cobray.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

A Heckler & Koch MP5K is used by one of Phoenix's men at the beginning of the film. Phoenix also acquires a number of MP5Ks from the museum armory in 2032, which are used by henchmen, as well as Phoenix himself.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm
A thug employed by Phoenix fires at Spartan down an elevator shaft.

Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 (fitted with PDW folding stock)

In the museum shootout, one of the weapons used by Phoenix is a Heckler & Koch MP5K fitted with a PDW folding stock (though it is not a genuine MP5K-PDW, as evidenced by the lack of an extended barrel). This MP5K appears to be the KA4 variant, because in some scenes, it appears to have the 4-position lower receiver unit. The same gun is also used by the first henchman killed by Spartan at Phoenix's hideout in 1996.

Heckler & Koch MP5K with PDW folding stock - 9x19mm
Phoenix firing a Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 (fitted with the PDW folding stock) and Smith & Wesson 3913NL at Spartan during the museum shootout.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

A Heckler & Koch MP5A2 is seen used briefly during the fight at the museum.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with "tropical" wide handguard - 9x19mm
Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) once again faces off with John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), his MP5A2 at the ready.

(Customized) Heckler & Koch MP5

Phoenix's henchmen are armed with a strange-looking Heckler & Koch MP5 variant that has a distinctive square-shaped flash hider fitted on the end of the barrel, an MP5SD-type hand guard, and a stockless buttcap. It appears twice in the film, first in 1996 (it's fired by the second henchman that John Spartan kills after rappelling from the helicopter), and later by another goon in 2032 during the underground shootout. This MP5 was originally built by Cinema Weaponry for the Albert Pyun movie Nemesis (1992) and along with Demolition Man, it was also later re-used in Executive Decision.

Rendering of the custom Heckler & Koch MP5 - 9x19mm
In 1996, the modified MP5 is held by the second henchman that John Spartan kills after rappelling from the helicopter.
One of Phoenix's henchmen is armed with a customized Heckler & Koch MP5 that originally appeared in the movie Nemesis.
In the center, the MP5 is fired by the henchman.


Remington Spartan Sawed-off Double Barrel Shotgun

The double barreled shotgun that John Spartan takes out of the display case is the Remington Spartan.

Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) goes after Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) during the museum shootout with his Remington double barreled shotgun.
Spartan with the shotgun.

Remington 870 Shotgun (Sawed-off)

Phoenix also uses a sawed-off Remington 870 Shotgun in the museum shootout.

Remington 870 with sawed off barrel and stock - 12 gauge
An excited Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) checks his Remington 870.


"Magnetic Accelerator" Rifle (Heckler & Koch G11 mockup)

During the museum shootout, Phoenix wonders, "Wait a minute, this is the future. Where are all the phaser guns?" So he finds a futuristic particle beam gun which is called a "Magnetic Accelerator". This rifle in reality appears to be the Heckler & Koch G11 fitted with a laser sight and other embellishments. Since the actual G11 was in the experimental stage at the time, this rifle was actually a mockup cast from a real G11 prototype that was briefly loaned to the production.

Heckler & Koch G11 K1 - 4.73x33mm
The readout of the "Magnetic Accelerator".
Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) aims the "Magnetic Accelerator" (a mockup of the Heckler & Koch G11) at Spartan.
Closeup of the rifle as it's about to discharge a particle beam.
Phoenix ponders the question were he might find batteries for his newly acquired "Magnetic Accelerator".
Phoenix fires his "Magnetic Accelerator".

Ruger AC556K

A Ruger AC556K is used by one of Phoenix's new gang members in the fight in the sewers.

Ruger AC556F with stock folded - 5.56x45mm
The AC556K is seen on the table while Phoenix explains to the defrosted criminals that they finally have a chance to get even with John Spartan. The thug on the right next to the Ruger is Billy Lucas, a friend and stunt-double to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
One of Phoenix´s men fires his AC556K at Spartan and officer Huxley.

Norinco Type 56-1

The Chinese Norinco Type 56-1 is used by Phoenix to execute all the workers in the cryoprison.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Phoenix mows down the unarmed cryoprison workers with his Chinese Type 56-1 assault rifle.

FN FAL 50.61

During the opening sequence in 1996, John Spartan takes out one of Phoenix's henchmen who is firing an FN FAL 50.61 Paratrooper at the LAPD from the window of the gang's hideout. This weapon is also later visible in the museum armory in the Hall of Violence.

FN FAL 50.61 Paratrooper with 21" barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
During the opening sequence in 1996, John Spartan takes out one of Phoenix's henchmen (Thomas Rosales Jr.) who is firing an FN FAL 50.61 Paratrooper at the LAPD from the window of the gang's hideout.
Second from the bottom is the FN FAL 50.61.

Machine Guns


In the opening scene of the film set in 1996, Phoenix's gang headquarters building is fitted with several M60 machine guns set up in the windows.

M60 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
One of multiple M60s in the hideout used by Phoenix.


Type 90 Double Barreled Flare Pistol

Edgar Friendly (Denis Leary) is seen using a double barreled pistol as his weapon of choice. According to Long Mountain Outfitters, the weapon is a Japanese double-barreled flare pistol, possibly a 28mm Kayaba Type 90 Signal Pistol, adopted by Japanese Imperial Navy in 1930.

Mr. Friendly (Denis Leary) with his pistol.
Friendly fires the pistol.

"Hall of Violence" Armory

In the future, Phoenix visits the "Hall of Violence", which numerous other handguns, rifles and machine guns (apparently along with copious amounts of spare ammunition) are displayed for the citizens. Both Phoenix and Spartan procure their old-school weapons from this armory. (All weapons only seen in the armory and not actually used by the characters will be put here.)


A IMI Uzi is among the firearms on display in the museum's armory.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
A IMI Uzi in a display case. Right above the SMG is an Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" shotgun.

Gatling Gun

A Gatling Gun is prominently displayed in the hall next to various cannons.

The Gatling gun is seen next to the cannons.

Various Weapons

Two Colt Single Action Army revolvers are seen on the Wild West mannequin as Phoenix enters the armory.
In addition to the M1928A1 Thompson being held by the figure in the pinstripe suit right above him, Phoenix is seen looking at what appears to be a shorthand history of U.S. infantry rifles, with the Henry Rifle, Winchester lever-action rifle, a Springfield 1873 "Trapdoor" Carbine, an M1903 Springfield, an M1 Garand, and a post-war M1 Carbine.
There appears to be here a good H&K representation in the armory. The weapons are (from top to bottom): An MP5A2, an MP5K with PDW stock, MP5A3, Steyr AUG, Uzi, Ruger AC556K, two sawed-off shotguns (possibly the Remington 870 used by Phoenix), a regular MP5K, FN FAL 50.61, and HK21.
A G3, an AKM, an M16, FN FAL's and on the far right, an M11/9.
Several revolvers and automatic handguns are seen at the bottom, including a Glock and a Walther PPK (stainless).
An MG42 and a Lewis gun are seen.
In a very brief shot from the museum an FN FNC is seen second from the top. Note the curved magazine.

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