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RoboCop 2 (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  22 June 1990 (USA)
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A corrupt businesswoman seeks to discredit Robocop in favor of her own model of cyborg.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magnavolt Salesman
Mario Machado ...
Surgeon General
Lila Finn ...
Homeless Woman
John Hateley ...
Purse Snatcher
Gage Tarrant ...
Chet (as Tommy Rosales)
Gun Shop Owner


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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Plot Keywords:

robocop | cyborg | drugs | police | city | See All (182) »


Even in the future of law enforcement there is room for improvement. See more »


Action | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Робокоп 2  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)


$45,681,173 (USA)

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Technical Specs


(FSK 16)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Robocop suit for this film was constructed purely of FiberGlass. This allowed Peter Weller far more freedom in terms of movement and gave the suit a far more metallic look. See more »


The rifle which Robocop brings into the OCP theater at the end of the film is meant to be the Cobra Assault Cannon from the original film; however, not only is it a completely different gun from the first film, it is also devoid of any of the extraneous attachments and greeblies present in the original version. See more »


[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

The title of the film does not appear until the end credits. See more »


References Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »


Written, produced and performed by RANDY STERN
Courtesy of Ransoott Music
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User Reviews

From The Director of Empire Strikes Back!!!
21 June 2003 | by (Monmouth Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

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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