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RoboCop (1987)

 -  Action | Crime | Sci-Fi  -  17 July 1987 (USA)
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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 have 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 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 supervillain Boddicker. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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robocop | gang | future | robot | partner | See All (177) »

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

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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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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Paul Verhoeven:  wildly gesticulating guy in the dance club immediately after Leon tries to kick RoboCop in the crotch. See more »

Goofs

When Robocop is first brought into the police station, one of the scientists shows a "device" that tracks Robocop's location at all times. This is obviously supposed to be some kind of hand-held LCD screen showing a map and a marker. However, you can clearly see that the "device" is just a tiny printed map with an LED placed in the middle of it. See more »

Quotes

Clarence Boddicker: Hey Emil! How's the Gray Bar Motel?
Emil: Not bad.
[shows his prison uniform]
Emil: They let me keep the shirt. Nobody popped my cherry!
Leon Nash: Emil how ya doin' man, good to see ya!
Joe Cox: [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!
Leon Nash: Hey Clarence, Joey's got a car just like yours man!
Joe Cox: Yo Clarence, what do you think buddy!
Joe Cox: [seeing Clarence take out a Cobra Assault cannon] What you ...
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There are no opening credits save the title "ROBOCOP". See more »

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Show Me Your Spine
Music by P.T.P.
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Brutal but satisfying
2 August 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Detroit is under siege by a corrupt CEO in the police department...also by rapists, robbers, and the group of thugs who murdered Officer Murphy. Murphy (flawlessly played by Peter Weller) was a family man with a big heart whose body is eventually 'saved' by tech-geniuses, transforming him into a robot-cop (with a big heart, natch). The violence in the film is incredibly brutal in the manner of "Death Wish", yet it can almost be overlooked--even deemed necessary--in the context of the plot. Weller exudes sensitivity (not easy to do under that coat of armor), and he's matched very well by Ronny Cox (delightfully sinister and sniveling) and spunky Nancy Allen (in her best performance). A bleak vision of the future, though one which offers hope underneath its chestplate of destruction. Followed by "RoboCop 2" in 1990, "RoboCop 3" in 1993, and a television series in 1994. ***1/2 from ****


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