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RoboCop 2 (1990)

Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

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Cast

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Mario Machado ...
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Surgeon General
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Whittaker
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Stef
Lila Finn ...
Homeless Woman
John Hateley ...
Purse Snatcher
Gage Tarrant ...
Hooker
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Chet (as Tommy Rosales)
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Flint
Wallace Merck ...
Gun Shop Owner
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Storyline

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 Cane. 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 Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God. Written by Aldo Della Rocca

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He's back to protect the innocents. See more »


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Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Робокоп 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,145,411 (USA) (24 June 1990)

Gross:

$45,681,173 (USA)
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Trivia

TV spots for the film featured the catchphrase "Maximum Thrash." However, this was never an official tagline or subtitle for the film. See more »

Goofs

The contortionist who plays "Born to be wild" on the violin plays continuously without stopping, even though he changes positions several times between camera angles. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Magnavolt Salesman: 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!
Commercial Voiceover: MagnaVolt! Lethal Response!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

ROBOSALSA
Written, produced and performed by Randy Stern
Courtesy of Ransoott Music
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User Reviews

This movie is fantastic and possibly the last of its kind.
30 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Alright....I want you to forget what those boreing critics have said about this film, the bottom line is that this movie Rocks!. Peter Weller delivers his perfect performance as the Cyborg Robocop in his pursuit to rid Detroit of the addictive drug "Nuke". The film is long and this might be what makes people tare at it, but dont be discouraged , if you are a Robo-Fan chances are you love this movie. Robocop 2 follows all of Paul Verhoven's techniques with gruesome violence and gore that give tribute to the original classic. It also has the funny tv commercials like the original. This film is Directed by Irvin Kershner who is responsible for the great classic "The Empire Strikes Back" so you can expect that the action in Robocop 2 is simply fantastic. Kershner's use of blue color lighting and classic stop motion effects (which still are more interesting for some reason then a digital Keanu Reaves jumping around) are great in this film. Peter Weller was born for the role and delivers what I think is a flawless performance. The movie is well worth it for action fans, the gun fights are hardcore and the final fight with Robocop and the Evil-Cyborg Kane is perhaps the most violent scene in movie history as innocent people get shot in their crossfire and they wreck half the city in the process.Only John Woo's "Hard Boiled" can match up to "Robocop 2"'s carnage. Also Robocop's partner "Lewis"(Nancy Allan) is also back with her well played strong women side kick role from the original. The dissapointing thing about Robocop 2 is that the violence level concerned producers resulting in the Horrible "RoboCop 3" with a PG-13 rating and without Peter Weller's performance, Robo-3 bombed and has nearly killed the franchise. But to all the fans out there, get yourself a copy of RoboCop 2 on DVD, its hard to find.From a Sci-Fi/Action point of view, I give this film 3 out of 4 stars.


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