Cyborg law enforcer Robocop protects the citizens of Detroit by taking on a powerful drug syndicate, while a renegade OCP executive tries to create a new, superior Robocop using a crime lord as its subject.
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Mark L. Lester
Rae Dawn Chong,
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 <email@example.com> / edited by statmanjeff
When murdered cop Frank Frederickson's nameplate is removed from his locker in one of the opening scenes, it's spelled FREDERICKSON; however, when RoboCop later scrolls through the police computer looking at Boddicker's rap sheet and scrolls past Frederickson's murder, the name is spelled FREDERIKSON (with the C missing and the N off-screen). See more »
[seeing Emil drawing his machine gun on him and draws his own gun]
[Emil walks backwards]
Dead or alive, you're coming with me.
[Emil realizes who RoboCop really is, for he had heard that statement earlier]
I know you. You're dead! We killed you!
[starts running and firing at RoboCop]
We killed you!
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The title "ROBOCOP" reverse zoptic effects through the middle "O". The title turns into television white noise and zoptics forward, then cuts to the television station. See more »
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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