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RoboCop 2 (1990)

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

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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
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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 Kane. 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 Kane 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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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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22 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Робокоп 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$45,681,173 (USA)
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Trivia

The special-effects were generated with an Commodore Amiga computer. See more »

Goofs

During Faxx's reprogramming of RoboCop, we can see that the plugs in Robo's head are ends of the same cord, without plugging into any of the machinery. 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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ROBOSALSA
Written, produced and performed by RANDY STERN
Courtesy of Ransoott Music
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Not as terrible as some make out, but still a disappointment.
27 February 2001 | by (Southern Hemisphere) – See all my reviews

If you believe the video game that was made out of RoboCop, it was set in the same year that RoboCop 2 was released. RoboCop is simply one of the best films ever made, and it brought me much relief from a very sorrowful childhood. Which brings me to the point I am trying to make here: anything was going to be something of a letdown. Another rebuke I would like to make of other critics of this film lies with their complaint that the movie was too mean-spirited and had too much violence. Let me quote Paul Verhoeven's commentary about the original: "the whole style of the movie is 'too much'".

The real failing of this sequel lies in the story, which is full of threads that are either resolved badly (the attempt to reprogram RoboCop with new directives) or not resolved at all (RoboCop's memories of his wife). Considering that not a single second in the original was wasted when it came to drawing the viewer into the hero's mind or building some emotional connection, the lack of sympathy one feels with even Lewis or the Sergeant is worrying. Then there's the villian. A film with a superhero, like Robocop or the Bond series, is only as effective as its main villian. Cain is not an effective villian, and gets very little development in the bargain, the exact opposite of the situation with Clarence Boddicker in the original.

The mock commercials are something of a hit and miss affair. The OCP Communications commercial was hilarious, but the Sunblock 5000 commercial was just plain tasteless. The use of children in RoboCop 2 also counts against it. There were no children in the original, reflecting the fact that the film just wasn't made with children in mind. The use of children in RoboCop 2 smacks of a cheap attempt to appeal to the children who are allowed by their parents or whomever to see the film. It doesn't work because the writers are trying to transplant adult dialogue into a child's mouth. Similarly, the attempt to transplant the manner in which the Christian Coalition think children talk into Robocop fails.

All in all, RoboCop 2 is a passable sequel, but it pales in comparison to the harsh perfection that is the original. Give it a chance because it does have some entertainment value.


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