Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.
Detroit - in the future - is crime-ridden, and run by a massive company. The company have developed a huge crime-fighting robot, which unfortunately develops a rather dangerous glitch. The company sees a way to get back in favour with the public when a cop called Alex Murphy is killed by a street gang. Murphy's body is reconstructed within a steel shell and named Robocop. The Robocop is very successful against criminals, and becomes a target of supervillian Boddicker. Written by
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Kurtwood Smith claims in the 20th Anniversary DVD release that the scene where he is taken into the precinct was the first scene he'd shot, and proposed the spitting of the blood and swearing to give the scene more punch. Paul Verhoeven, intrigued, decided to give it a shot. Smith mused that this may have simply been due to Verhoeven's love of bloodletting. See more »
When Robocop strikes the robber at the convenience store, it clearly shows Robocop swinging his right arm backwards clothes-line style, dropping the robber to the floor, yet the robber is thrust forward into the glass case, which would have been impossible from that angle. See more »
Hey Emil! How's the Gray Bar Motel?
[shows his prison uniform]
They let me keep the shirt. Nobody popped my cherry!
Emil how ya doin' man, good to see ya!
[Joe pulls up in a stolen car]
Hey hey! First they me out of jail for free, then look what I find in the prison parking lot: but a brand new 6000 SUX, still got the factory sticker on it!
Hey Clarence, Joey's got a car just like yours man!
Yo Clarence, what do you think buddy!
[seeing Clarence take out a Cobra Assault cannon]
What you ...
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The standard copyright notice at the end of the film includes a warning that "This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries and its unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution by enforcement droids." See more »
Robocop is an unbelieveable experience. I haven't watched the film since 1988 and the other day I recieved it on DVD. So I eagerly popped it in the player and BOOM!!! The only way I can describe Robocop is ultraviolence. The film is so over the top and out of control. The film speaks of a future where big companies will run the governmental defense. Those times are upon us more and more everyday. Paul Verhoeven has made one of the most important science fiction films ever made and it's a brillant piece of cinema.
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