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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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Magnavolt Salesman
Mario Machado ...
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Surgeon General
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Whittaker
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Hob
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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
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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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22 June 1990 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$45,681,173 (USA)
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Trivia

Tim Hunter was set to direct, and spent several weeks working with screenwriter Frank Miller on the script, while the start of principle photography was drawing closer. However, Orion Pictures kept demanding script revisions and re-writes, and eventually brought in veteran Walon Green (screenwriter of The Wild Bunch (1969)) to give the script a major overhaul. Hunter quit the project over these creative differences, and was replaced at the eleventh hour by Irvin Kershner. See more »

Goofs

Cain's brown eyes are green after his brain is removed and placed in the "tube-of-bubbling-liquid". They turn brown again when displayed on Robocop 2's video screen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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Commercial Voiceover: MagnaVolt! Lethal Response!
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BORN TO BE WILD
Written by Mars Bonfire
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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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