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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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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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$53,424,681 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Twenty-seven years after the movie's release, Detroit did actually file for bankruptcy. See more »

Goofs

When Murphy and Lewis are chasing the Boddicker gang's van, Boddicker has Bobby thrown onto the police car, after which Lewis spins out, turns around and pursues again; yet, when they catch up to Boddicker's gang at the steel mill, the gang has already arrived, taken out the cash, and dispersed only a few seconds later. See more »

Quotes

Grocery Mom: [Hophead puts a comic book onto the check out counter, and the grocery mom puts the comic book in a bag] Would there be anything else, sir?
Hophead: [muffled] Yeah, empty the register and put the money in the bag.
Grocery Mom: Excuse me?
Hophead: [shouts] I said give me your money and all of it, and don't fuck with me!
[Hophead takes out a machine gun from his coat]
Hophead: Now move! Open the safe, pops. Open the god-damn safe!
Grocery Pop: We-we don't have a safe.
Hophead: Shit!
[Hophead kicks the display of beer cans that hides a safe]
Hophead: There's your god-damn...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Murray Christmas (2010) See more »

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Show Me Your Spine
Music by P.T.P.
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4 July 1999 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

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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