Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

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Margaret Trigg ...
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Richard Gesswein ...
Jayne Smith ...
James Cole ...
Greg Hutchins
Stan Moore ...
Houghtaling
Nanette Kuczek ...
Penny Gayle
Brad Overturf ...
Moulie / Gas Station Cashier / R.O.T.O.R. / Diner Toughguy
Shawn Brown ...
Mokie Killion
Michael Hunter ...
Buglar
Victor Kwasnick ...
Grotes (as Victor Kawasnick)
Ron Baker ...
Glorioso
Diana Hurd ...
Kipster
...
Statum
Bob Lennard ...
Fisherman
Janiece Stamper ...
Waitress
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Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage. Written by Anonymous

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Judge, Jury, and Executioner.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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May 1988 (Japan)  »

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R.O.T.O.R. Police Force  »

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Trivia

The little white and red robot that moves around on Coldyron's desk throughout the movie is a Tomy OMS-B "Dingbot" or "Ding-Bo", a popular 1980s toy. See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Dr. Steele and ROTOR, they fall into the lake, but seconds later, neither of them are wet - their clothes nor their hair. See more »

Quotes

Captain Barrett Coldyron: [to ROTOR] Come on, you monster. What's the matter, using my brain to think with? You think I'd set you up?
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Crazy Credits

Willard the Robot receives an end credit, although it is unclear who provided his voice. See more »

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References The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) See more »

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Changing The Channel
Written and Performed by Larry's Dad
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Excruciatingly bad but it can't help it!
18 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

There are bad movies that are funny. Bad movies that are boring. Bad movies that are offensive. And then there are bad movies that are just plain incompetent. You can't get angry at these movies, because it's obvious they were made by people who simply didn't have the talent or the budget to make something even halfway decent. "R.O.T.O.R" is one such movie. You know where you stand right from the beginning, where you can spot the most ludicrously mismatched day-and-night shots since "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Thankfully, the "filmmakers" don't take themselves too seriously, as is immediately evident by the continuous flow of campy and corny dialogue (about half of which is hard to understand anyway, due to its mumbled delivery). The leading actor gives an amazingly narcotized performance...and as for R.O.T.O.R., well, if Robocop had been so inept he wouldn't have lived to be in the sequels. I'd give it 0.5 stars out of 4.


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