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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.

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

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Trivia

When the narrator explains that Barrett Coldyron's papers are being given to his nephew Brett Coldyron at Oxford University, Brett is standing next to the Perkins Chapel and Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University in University Park, Texas. See more »

Goofs

It's apparent that the footage of Coldyron hiding his pistol and punching the lookout were filmed at a completely different location than the rest of the convenience store sequence. The ice machine is a different color and in a different position, the newspaper machines are in front of a brick wall rather than a bay window, there is a pair of pay phones rather than a single phone, and the tanks marked "MINNOWS" are gone. See more »

Quotes

Motorpool Policeman: [R.O.T.O.R. rudely pushes him aside] Hey, what's the matter with you, buddy? Get your pecker caught in the plumbing this morning? I ought to jack you up! Spit and polish academy snot! God save us all!
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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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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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