2.5/10
2,210
74 user 37 critic

R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | May 1988 (Japan)
Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

Director:

Writers:

(original story idea), (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.

Directors: Woo-sang Park, Y.K. Kim
Stars: Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch, Joseph Diamand
Deadly Prey (1987)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of sadistic mercenaries kidnap people off the streets and set them loose on the grounds of their secret camp, so the "students" at the camp can learn how to track down and kill their prey.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In Molokai, two undercover drug enforcement agents are after a vicious drug kingpin, but on the way, they will also have to deal with a contaminated giant python.

Director: Andy Sidaris
Stars: Ronn Moss, Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A senator is targeted by the Pentangle, a right wing paramilitary group. His pal, a former CIA agent and martial artist, tries to help him. The group kidnaps the agent's sister and tries to hunt him down, "The Most Dangerous Game" style.

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, James Booth
Prom Night II (1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.

Director: Bruce Pittman
Stars: Lisa Schrage, Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon
Raw Force (1982)
Adventure | Horror | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward D. Murphy
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Geoffrey Binney, Hope Holiday
Death Spa (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Bodies begin to mysterious pile up at a hip Los Angeles health club.

Director: Michael Fischa
Stars: William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Butrick
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Deathstalker helps Reena the Seer out of a few jams, and she solicits his help for a bigger task. She reveals that she is actually Princess Evie, but the evil sorcerer had her abducted and ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: John Terlesky, Monique Gabrielle, John Lazar
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Serena Grandi, Daria Nicolodi, Vanni Corbellini
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch, Melissa Prophet
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.

Director: David E. Durston
Stars: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, Rhonda Fultz
Robo Vampire (1988)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Narcotics agent Tom Wilde is given a second chance at life after being shot and killed. In a futuristic experiment, agent Wilde is returned to life as an Android Robot. He is sent on a very... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Ho
Stars: Robin Mackay, Nian Watts, Harry Myles
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Judge, Jury, and Executioner.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1988 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

R.O.T.O.R. - Força Policial De Extermínio  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

The SUV initially seen rolling up to the gas station after ROTOR's confrontation with the trucker is a Chevy Blazer (square headlights) and not Coldyron's Isuzu Trooper (round headlights). See more »

Quotes

Kipster: Shoe Boogie, you're like, going too far!
Shoeboogie: [Sticks unlit cigarette in mouth] Another paleface grindin' his heel in the poor Indian's face. Thank God my sainted ancestors have gone off to the happy hunting grounds and ain't around to see this. This... racism.
Kipster: You're not an Indian.
Shoeboogie: Look at these cheekbones, baby! Either I'm an Indian or I'm a sissy. And well, since, uh... I *must* be an Indian!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Original incidental music soundtrack
written and performed by David Adam Newman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


27 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?