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(1987)

Plot Summary

  • 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
  • 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 violent robbers. Murphy's body is reconstructed within a steel shell and named RoboCop. Though RoboCop is very successful against criminals, soon he has to face the very gang who killed him. 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 violent robbers. Murphy's body is reconstructed within a steel shell and called RoboCop. Though RoboCop is very successful against criminals, he soon has to face the very gang who killed him.

    - Written by Immanuel A. / edited by statmanjeff
  • In an overly commercialized future, desensitized to violence, the Detroit Police Department, now corporate-run by OCP (Omni Consumer Products), finds itself overwhelmed, near collapse, and ready to strike. Chief among criminals at large is Clarence Boddicker, who alone, amidst his psychopathic gang, is responsible for thirty-one police deaths. While OCP's president awaits the full collapse of Detroit so he can built his Delta City dream project over its remains in six months, two officials at OCP look toward high-tech solutions to the crime problem, with an old-school official developing a robot (Enforcement Droid 209) while an ambitious upstart develops a cyborg (RoboCop, fashioned from the remains of fallen police officer Alex Murphy). While ED-209 is a flop, RoboCop is a marvel, but violence escalates when an official at OCP, directing Boddicker's actions, needs the effective cyborg destroyed.

    - Written by statmanjeff
  • After Omni Consumer Products (OCP) announces that it bought out the Detroit police department, the department decides to go on strike. Alex Murphy gets transferred from Metro South to the West. He and new partner Anne Lewis track down a group of criminals led by Clarence Boddicker. Unfortunately, Murphy is mutilated and killed by Clarence's gang. Bob Morton, one of OCP's employees, transforms Murphy's barely cold corpse into RoboCop (to compete with fellow employee Dick Jones' ED-209 robot). RoboCop's tests are successful. Unfortunately, RoboCop rediscovers his memories (when he was Alex Murphy) and now knows he has to find and arrest Clarence Boddicker. When he realizes that Clarence is working for Bob Morton's company rival Dick Jones, RoboCop must stop both Clarence and Dick Jones.

    - Written by John Wiggins / edited by statmanjeff
  • In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

The movie opens with a news report advertising the way of life in this future, which seems to be far from ideal...

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