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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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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$53,424,681 (USA)
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Trivia

Just for the record (some viewers have asked about this very obvious point), loading the "demo" ED-209 with live ammo was no "mistake" or "character error", even though it was a ridiculous and catastrophic oversight in responsible behavior. The idea is that Dick Jones and his henchmen are such deranged, arrogant, confident people that they will actually risk lives merely to demonstrate/flaunt their preposterous juggernaut. See more »

Goofs

When ED-209 shuts down after firing at Kinney, it slumps forward with it's arms lowered. On the wide shot of the boardroom it shows ED-209 is upright with it's arms pointing level. See more »

Quotes

[at the police station]
Slimey Lawyer: Attempted murder? Well, it's not like he killed someone. This is a clear violation of my client's civil rights.
Bail Bondsman: Make it aggravated assault and I can make bail, in cash, now!
Sgt. Reed: [angrily] Listen, pal, your client's a scumbag, you're a scumbag, and scumbags see the judge on Monday morning! Now, get out of my police station, and take laughing boy with ya!
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits save the title "ROBOCOP". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Supernatural: All Dogs Go to Heaven (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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