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The Old Man (Character)
from RoboCop (1987)

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RoboCop 2 (1990)
Mayor Kuzack: So you deliberately undermined our credit.
Holzgang: That was the easy part.
Mayor Kuzack: And engineered the police strike. Do you want Detroit to-to... to tear itself apart so you can raid it like you would any other corporation? Do you know how many people are dying out there? You're murderers.
Holzgang: I'd advise you to say nothing further. It might be... actionable.
Mayor Kuzack: It's bullshit! BULLSHIT, YA SENILE OLD BASTARD!
Poulos: All right, calm down.
Mayor Kuzack: It's bullshit!
Poulos: I think we better get out of here.
Mayor Kuzack: I'm okay!
Poulos: Calm down. I-I think we'd better leave.
Mayor Kuzack: I'm calm.
Poulos: Calm down.
[Kuzack and Poulous head towards the door]
Mayor Kuzack: I'm okay. I'm okay.
Poulos: All right. Good.
Mayor Kuzack: I'm in control. Everything is fine. It's okay. I'm fine.
Mayor Kuzack: [stops and turns around] One last thing, gentlemen: we will sue your asses.
The Old Man: Give it your best shot.
Mayor Kuzack: FUCK YOU, YA OLD SENILE BASTARD! This is bullshit! Fuck you! This is bullshit!

The Old Man: [watching the Robocops fight] *Behave* yourselves!

The Old Man: Sometimes we just have to start over, from scratch, to make things right, and that's exactly what we're going to do. We're going to build a brand-new city where Detroit now stands - an example to the world.

The Old Man: This could look bad for OCP, Johnson. Scramble the best spin team we have.

The Old Man: City Hall is the decaying symbol of mismanagement and corruption.

The Old Man: These days, neighborhoods just seem to be the sort of places where bad things happen. Don't be nostalgic.

The Old Man: It's only money. What about criminal proceedings?

Mayor Kuzack: How are we supposed to raise that kind of money with things the way they are?
The Old Man: You aren't.
Mayor Kuzack: What the hell is he talking about?
The Old Man: We don't expect you to pay.
Holzgang: Let me refer you to our contract. "In the event of default, OCP shall have the uncontested right of foreclosure on all city assets."
Poulos: [reading contract for himself, then to the Mayor] You SIGNED this.
Mayor Kuzack: So you're saying we miss one payment and you can foreclose.
The Old Man: We can and we will. We're taking Detroit private.

Donald Johnson: Uh, sir, what if this was all the work of one individual person who had her own agenda that wasn't in sync with the goals of our company?
The Old Man: Well... that usually works. A woman who was not a team player, who violated our trust?

The Old Man: About a year ago, we gave this city RoboCop. I think he's worked out pretty well, but things have become a little rougher out there. And now, we need a law enforcement unit capable of meeting the enemy on his own ground, and carrying enough firepower... to get the job done.
The Old Man: [a prototype model of Robocop 2 rises from the model of the proposed new city] Ladies and gentlemen, with great pleasure, I give you RoboCop 2.

The Old Man: There's going to be a big call for this unit, and we'll make him right here in Detroit. That means jobs we can all be proud of, and make "Made in America" mean something again.

The Old Man: And so, people of the press, city officials, in a few minutes, Omni Consumer Products and the troubled city of Detroit will join in a bold new venture. Now, I'd like to explain just what this will mean: Sometimes, we just have to start over from scratch to make things right, and that's exactly what we're going to do. We're going to build a brand new city where Detroit now stands, an example to the world.

The Old Man: [Mayor Kuzack enters the room] My friends, welcome to our city as it should be, and as it will be in the hands of responsible private enterprise.
The Old Man: [applause] And a special welcome to mayor Kuzack and the outgoing administration.
Mayor Kuzack: Oh, we're not going anywhere.
The Old Man: [murmurs] Your Honor.
Mayor Kuzack: You'll have to tear down a lot of people's houses before you can make that thing and take away their homes.
The Old Man: We're going to raise towers of glass and steel. Every citizen will have a living unit. Safe, secure and clean. Now please, take your seat.
Mayor Kuzack: Won't be much room for neighborhoods, huh? Not like the kind that we all grew up in.
The Old Man: These days, neighborhoods just seem to be the sort of places where bad things happen. Don't be nostalgic.
Mayor Kuzack: What about democracy? Nobody elected you.
The Old Man: Anyone can buy OCP's stock and own a piece of our city. What could be more democratic than that?
Mayor Kuzack: Well, let me tell you: there are a lot of people in this town who can't afford to buy your stock, and they're not gonna let you get away with this!
The Old Man: You haven't been following the polls. Sit down.


RoboCop (1987)
[last lines]
The Old Man: Nice shootin', son. What's your name?
RoboCop: Murphy.

The Old Man: [held at gunpoint by Jones] Dick, you're *fired*!
[Directive 4 limitation against Jones is cancelled]
RoboCop: Thank you.
[shoots Jones]

[ED-209 has malfunctioned during a demonstration, killing Kinney in the boardroom]
The Old Man: Dick, I'm very disappointed.
Dick Jones: I'm sure it's only a glitch, a temporary setback.
The Old Man: [raises his voice in anger] You call this a GLITCH?
[pause]
The Old Man: We're scheduled to begin construction in six months. Your "temporary setback" could cost us fifty million dollars in interest payments alone!

The Old Man: Old Detroit has a cancer. The cancer is crime, and it must be cut out before we employ the two million workers that will breathe life into this city again.

The Old Man: These are serious charges. What is your evidence?

The Old Man: My friends, I've had this dream for more than a decade now, a dream which I've invited you all to share with me.

The Old Man: Maybe what we need here is a fresh perspective.

The Old Man: How can we help you, officer?
RoboCop: Dick Jones is wanted for murder.
Dick Jones: [Directive 4 starts flashing on RoboCop's status monitor] This is absurd! That thing... is a violent mechanical psychopath!
RoboCop: My program will not allow me to act against an officer of this company.
The Old Man: These are serious charges. What is your evidence?
[RoboCop turns to the wall and inserts his data spike into the wall socket, a video starts to play]
Dick Jones: [from video playback] I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake. Now it's time to erase that mistake. I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake. Now it's time to erase that mistake.
Dick Jones: [takes a gun and holds it against the Old Man's head, wrapping his arm around his neck] Get up! Get up! I want a chopper, now! We will walk to the roof very calmly, I will board the chopper with my hostage. Anybody tries to stop me... the old geezer gets it.
The Old Man: Dick, you're fired!
[Directive 4 disappears from RoboCop's status monitor]
RoboCop: Thank you.
[the Old Man jabs Dick Jones from behind with his elbow, and RoboCop starts shooting at Dick Jones, who is no longer an OCP employee; Dick Jones falls through a glass window to the ground below and dies]