In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.
In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.
Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole ... See full summary »
After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer. But as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Kane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path uses Kane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God. Written by
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The song played by the violinist/contortionist during the telethon scene is 'Born to Be Wild' by Steppenwolf. See more »
At the film's finale, it is impossible for Robo to reach the hole on the street to climb out, as there were no mountable structures near the damage. See more »
MagnaVolt - The final word in auto security. No embarrassing alarm noise, no need to trouble the police... And it won't even run down your battery!
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There are no opening credits to the film; following the Orion logo, the movie launches straight into the Magnavolt commercial, part of one of the spoof Mediabreak news bulletins. See more »
How anyone can dismiss Robocop 2 as merely trying to one-up the original in terms of violence is missing the point! This is not an entirely original film, to be sure, but for comic book and SciFi fans, it is close to perfect. Irwin Kirshner need not be ashamed of this film, of course it's not half as good as The Empire Strikes Back, indeed very few films are, but this blows away most films of the genre and is probably on par with SF classics such as Total Recall and easily beats such standard fare as Kurt Russel's Soldier or for that matter most other Frankenstien-esque SF movies like Universal Soldier or Cyborg. I dig this film, and fans of Empire should take notice if somehow they have missed this one. Kirshner is a fine director and Comic scribe Frank Miller delivers in his distinct style, which unfortunately is lost on those who haven't read The Dark Knight Returns, where he reinvents Batman as a world weary old man living in a decrepit cess pool of a future, if you've seen this movie you will understand his bleak imagination involves a distinct distrust of technology. But I digress. This is a fine movie for guys who like movies, make mine the uncut version please!
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