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RoboCop (1987)

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In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

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Storyline

Detroit - in the future - is crime-ridden and run by a massive company. The company has developed a huge crime-fighting robot, which unfortunately develops a rather dangerous glitch. The company sees a way to get back in favor with the public when policeman Alex Murphy is killed by a street gang. Murphy's body is reconstructed within a steel shell and called RoboCop. RoboCop is very successful against criminals and becomes a target of supervillian Boddicker. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com> / edited by statmanjeff

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robocop | gang | robot | police | cyborg | See All (197) »

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Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement.


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17 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robocop: The Future of Law Enforcement  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$53,424,681 (USA)
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Trivia

1:15:52 there is a news story that tells of two former US presidents who retired in Santa Barbara that was struck by a laser. Audiences in Santa Barbara theaters cheered at the mention of the town. See more »

Goofs

When RoboCop pulls out the assault rifle to destroy the ED-209 guarding OCP Tower, he fires two shots. After firing the second time, the camera cuts to ED-209 exploding. When it cuts back to RoboCop, there's a bullet casing lodged in the ejection port of the rifle which the prior view showed to be clear. For this to happen, he would have had to have fired a third shot. See more »

Quotes

Roosevelt: The entire outer skin will be like this.
Tyler: It's titanium, laminated with kevlar.
Roosevelt: Go ahead. Shake his hand.
[the robotic arm extends to shake Morton's hand]
Bob Morton: Come here often? How you doin'?
Bob Morton: [cringes as the robot hand grips his hand hard] Ow! God! He's got a helluva grip!
Tyler: It's 400 foot-pounds. He could crush every bone in your hand.
Roosevelt: All right, attach it to his shoulder.
Bob Morton: [as the robotic arm wheels out] I like that.
Bob Morton: [Looks right into RoboCop's point of view] You are gonna be a bad motherfucker!
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There are no opening credits save the title "ROBOCOP". See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Hell of the Living Dead (2015) See more »

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Show Me Your Spine
Music by P.T.P.
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Cracking Futuristic Action
29 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Robocop, born of technology is a cyborg, half man/half machine. The future of Law enforcement is here, and he's kicking ass.

Alex Murphy was the unfortunate candidate chosen to be robocop after he was brutally massacred by a gang of scumbag criminals. And the robocop program was brought in, after the E.D. 209 (An all robot killing machine) proto-type failed so disastrously.

Alex Murphy, now Robocop is effectively dead, but he still has a memory, and sets out on a quest to avenge his own Death, by finding the scumbags responsible.

With some quite horrific violence (E.D. 209 and Murphy scenes mainly) and some brilliant action, Robocop is character that you will warm to, as he fights crime on a personal level.

Solid entertainment 8/10


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