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R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

 |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  May 1988 (Japan)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Trigg ...
Sony
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

Widely considered to be a low-budget copycat of the big-budget Hollywood blockbuster RoboCop (1987), R.O.T.O.R. shares two other elements with that film: the extensive use of filming locations in the vicinity of Dallas, Texas, and the appearance of actor Michael Hunter. See more »

Goofs

The sun is rising during the shot of Sony's car with a screen caption saying "FRIDAY 2:30 P.M." and the subsequent shot of Coldyron talking about the trace monitor. See more »

Quotes

Captain Barrett Coldyron: It stops felons, judges the crime, and executes sentence. Justice served C.O.D.
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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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What You Do To Me
Written and Performed by Randy Moore
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The ne plus ultra of bad
18 August 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

R.O.T.O.R. is one of those films us Homo sapiens should put into a time capsule so that future generations/civilizations can witness a glorious achievement in 'film' which captures the zeitgeist of the nineteen eighties. Forget the Berlin wall falling or the end of the Cold War, R.O.T.O.R. is the greatest achievement of 1989 and director Cullen Blaine was Man of the Year. Not only is this the cinematic gem the worst thing ever put on celluloid, it also shares the dichotomous distinction of being the funniest film ever made. A perennial favorite at 'bad movie nights with friends', this piece of solid gold belongs in a film museum somewhere.


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