In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
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
Designing the RoboCop 2/RoboCain had already begun before a full script was written. Craig Davies conceived the RoboCain with the idea that it looked almost unbeatable, and contained so many complex parts that the audience wouldn't be able to make sense of it. His first design was more animalistic in nature, but the initial director Tim Hunter insisted on a more anthropomorphic look, reasoning that humans still make the worst monsters. The final design was meant to look like a cross between an 'angry bodybuilder' with a Medieval knight, and have so many features that it would almost be the robot equivalent of a Swiss army knife. See more »
When Robocop goes to the sludge plant to get Cain, his right hand gets shot off right at his wrist. Later, when they dump his parts in front of the police station, they throw out his right arm which is shown to be separated at the forearm. 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!
MagnaVolt! Lethal Response!
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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 »
THE KID GOES WILD
Performed by Babylon A.D., Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Written by Derek David, Jack Ponitt & Vic Pepe
Published by BMG Songs, Inc., Little Elvis, Jack Ponti Music, Perfect Pen Music,
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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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