An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago.
Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been cryogenically frozen when wrongfully accused of killing 30 innocent people while apprehending Phoenix.
When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages, it is up to several of the students (led by Lenny) to help prevent disaster while the authorities (Slater and General Wainwright) do their part on the other side.
"If the old doesn't go, the new never comes" recites a teenager hanging out near a demolition site in the center of Chengdu, the Sichuan capital in western China. In Demolition, filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki deconstructs the transforming cityscape by befriending the migrant laborers on the site and documenting the honest, often unobserved, human interactions, yielding a wonderfully patient and revealing portrait of work and life in the shadow of progress and economic development.
Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a pick. When the wall hits the ground, a cloud of white dust whirls up. Three workers continue the demolition of the wall with picks.
From different time perspectives, Sloophamer tells the story of 55-year-old Dirk, who one Friday afternoon returns to his house in the pleasant street where he leads a happy life. He is proud of the house he has converted into a snug little palace with his own hands. But then, suddenly, a wrecker's ball knocks a gaping hole into the outside wall. Dirk's wife quickly explains that the house is going to be demolished, but the bull-headed Dirk refuses to vacate the place. Still, the overseer of the demolition team wants to finish the job before the weekend. To 'smoke out' the couple, he makes their situation increasingly dire. Water, gas and electricity are cut off and the anti-riot squad is even on standby. While Dirk is cheered as a hero by sympathisers, the overseer decides to go upstairs and terminate the predicament. There, he finds a different man than he had imagined. It slowly becomes clear that Dirk is out of touch with reality.
A documentary by intrepid New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht captures the gracefulness and poetry of demolition derbies.
Frank (Danny Fendley) spent five years in prison for refusing to rat on his boss, Xavier (Joe Estevez). While he was locked up, Xavier inexplicably had Frank's girlfriend killed and took his cash; now that he's out, Frank wants payback. He finds his former employer, but at the same time realizes Xavier's about to do the same thing to another innocent victim. Can Frank exact revenge and save the girl from Xavier's clutches before it's too late?
Hypnotic and evocative, this film uses black and white Super 8mm footage to narrate the sights and sounds of an average day at your local demolition derby.
College students on a field trip encounter terrorists planning to poison the city's water supply.
This early leftist social drama from Hong Kong offers a panoramic portrait of a crumbling apartment complex and its down-and-out denizens, including a taxi driver, an unemployed teacher, a professional reduced to selling his blood and, of course, a venal landlord. In addition to establishing an omnipresent theme in Hong Kong cinema – the plight of the urban poor – the film is also a prime example of the popular melodramas of the time, which featured displaced Mainland film stars.
Pride 21: Demolition was a mixed martial arts event held by the Pride Fighting Championships. It took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on June 23, 2002.
Family Demolition is the story of two teens who spend quality family time busting up cars.
Shock jock pioneer, Steve Dahl declared that July 14, 1979 would be the end of disco when he blew up thousands of disco records in the outfield at Comisky Park in Chicago. Ten thousand Loop fans stormed the field in the middle of a White Sox/Tigers doubleheader, rioting, setting fires and the event made national headlines...and made Dahl a household name...and a Chicago legend. Combining new interviews with archival footage, this 2004 documentary offers viewers an unprecedented inside look at the night that disco died.
Documentary examining the collapse of the WTC buildings, and the 9/11 commission report.
Filmed by reserve army officer Fuat Uzkinay shortly after the Ottoman empire's entry into the Great War. A General Enver's establishes a film centre and several more scenes are shot during the war.
Respected social scientists examine America's cognitive dissonance. Our inability to reconcile the observable facts and science of 9/11 with our governments lazy, sloppy explanations. Our governments activities since 9/11 have left many Americans very bewildered. The scientific facts of 9/11 from the government don't add up. Now we are uneasy and debate has been banned from TV. What do we do?
The Germans held the strategically important airport, where planes were taking off to bombard partisans positions. Headquarters of one a partisan unit sent a few commandos to blow up airplanes and airport in the air.
"The Last Season" follows the stadium's last year, the fans' communal last look, the witnessing of the wrecking ball and the great fall of the Memorial Wall.
A murdered police officer is brought back to life by a cold-hearted scientist to serve as "The Demolitionist", the ultimate crime-fighting weapon in a city overrun by criminals and internal corruption
Demolition is a 2005 television series from Channel 4, which can be seen as being the reverse of the BBC's 2003 series Restoration. The public were encouraged to vote for buildings which they want demolished and replaced, with 12 buildings making The Dirty Dozen. The show was shown on four days, 17th to 20th December 2005, with the "Dirty Dozen" covered along with other buildings which did not make the final 12, two of which were actually demolished either during or for filming. The show on the 20th dealt almost entirely with Cumbernauld town centre. The show was presented and narrated by Kevin McCloud, with a Demolition Troubleshooter of Janet Street-Porter, and a team of architectural and heritage exports. The show is based around a proposed concept of X-listing buildings, the opposite of making a listed building. One of the dirty dozen is Grade II* listed. Many of these buildings are either famous within the UK, or the world.
Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman (Fast N' Loud) take time off from the garage to share some of the craziest video clips ever, featuring everything from crazy stunts gone wrong and unbelievable dash cam footage to freak accidents and spectacular pranks. They'll even bring along special guests, including those featured in the actual videos.