Demolition Man (1993)


Concept featured in film: Cryobiology/Ethics

Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 9


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Summary of clip: This is where they have to thaw out Sylvester Stallone after being frozen for a long while (around 20 years) in order to go and catch Wesley Snipes (the criminal).

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Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What are some possible problems that could arise due to cryogenics?

2. Use this clip to relate how animals survive winter, such as wood frogs and insects.

3. Have students discuss what would happen to a human that wants to freeze.

4. Discuss the ethics invilved with this practice such as waiting to find cures for diseases, and the practice in the movie.