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


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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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(FSK 16)

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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 »


When Cain first lays down Robocop on the table with the huge magnet, Cain's thugs secure him with chains, but the sound the chains make against his shin guards reveal Robocop's plastic exterior. 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

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 »


References Bad Dudes (1988) See more »


Performed by Babylon A.D., Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Published by BMG Songs, Inc., Little Elvis, Jack Ponti Music, Perfect Pen Music,
Warner Bros. Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Terrible reputation for a great film
18 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I'm amazed at how bad this movie has gotten trashed over the years. The sequel to one of the best sci-fi movies ever, it was killed by critics and fans alike. I just don't understand why though.

In many ways Robocop 2 is better than its predecessor. For instance, the many subplots. We have the subplot involving Robocop getting put back together, the subplot of Robocop 2 itself, the subplot of whether or not Robocop is human or machine, the subplot of nuke/Cain and his thugs, and the subplot of overall power and corruption.

The mix of dark satire and graphic violence are once again showcased in Robocop 2 and in grander fashion. We get lots of jokes and lots of gore, mixed together flawlessly. All the performances are good. Peter Weller once again does a great job as Murphy, and Tom Noonan makes his Cain character a three-dimensional psychopath.

The score is much different from the score of the original. Instead of the dramatic/sad theme from Robocop, we get a much more heroic/dynamic theme from Robocop 2, and it works quite well with the movie.

Another thing I have got to comment on is the usage of stop motion. Once Cain is transformed into the monstrous Robocop 2 ( the title character ), we get an explosion of stop motion special effects that look fantastic! Stop motion doesn't get any better than this.

All in all, this is one of the best sequels of all time, but got a bad reputation because it was 'too violent'. Don't listen to some of the naysayers. Robocop 2 is a masterfully done film from the director of Empire Strikes Back and shouldn't be missed by any sci-fi buff out there. Check it out now on Widescreen for the DVD.

4 stars out of 4 ( reviewed by Scott Beams )

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