RoboCop: Prime Directives (2000)

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Thirteen years after the original Robocop, Delta City, considered to be "The Safest Place On Earth!", has become a futuristic city owned and operated by OCP, and RoboCop, Alex Murphy has ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Page Fletcher ...
 Alex J. Murphy / ... (4 episodes, 2001)
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 John Terrence Cable / ... (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Sara Cable (4 episodes, 2001)
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 James Murphy (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Damian Lowe (4 episodes, 2001)
David Fraser ...
 Ed Hobley (4 episodes, 2001)
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 David Kaydick / ... (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Ann R. Key (3 episodes, 2001)
Rebeka Coles-Budrys ...
 Jordan (3 episodes, 2001)
Marni Thompson ...
 Abby Normal (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lexx Icon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Albert Bixler / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
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 The Old Woman (CEO) (2 episodes, 2001)
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Thirteen years after the original Robocop, Delta City, considered to be "The Safest Place On Earth!", has become a futuristic city owned and operated by OCP, and RoboCop, Alex Murphy has begun to feel his age. Murphy finds himself nearly obsolete, and must deal with the fact that his now-grown son James is an OCP executive, unaware that his father is still alive. Also, Murphy's former partner, John Cable, has returned to Delta City as its new Security Commander. But slowly, new enemies arise, and Murphy and Cable begin an investigation into a mysterious villain known as the Bone Machine, unaware that they are coming dangerously close to exposing an evil group of OCP executives known as The Trust... which James Murphy is a part of. Desperate to prevent their sinister plans from being revealed, The Trust programs Murphy to kill John Cable... Written by Kevin Riley

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RoboCop: Prime Directives - Crash and Burn  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This mini-series exists outside the continuity established in the RoboCop (1987) films. One of the main differences being that while many characters in the film franchise know that Alex Murphy was transformed into RoboCop, in the mini-series, this is a closely guarded secret. Another example of the divergence in continuity would be that in the mini-series, Murphy is not killed on his first day of active duty in Detroit. See more »

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At the end of the second part, Meltdown, this quote is given: "The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots." The film credits it to Thoreau, which is impossible, as the word "robot" did not enter the English language until more than sixty years after Thoreau's death. This quote is actually from Erich Fromm. See more »

Quotes

[Alex Murphy and John Cable are playing chess, Murphy laughs at Cable's move]
John Cable: What?
[Murphy makes his move]
John Cable: What the hell is that?
Alex Murphy: That's the hell I got you beat your next move.
John Cable: [grinning] Sure you do.
[Cable makes his move]
Alex Murphy: [frowning] Now what the hell is that?
John Cable: That's the hell checkmate... partner.
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not bad
18 April 2007 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I think, unlike some people that this TV series is good in its category: low budget TV film with more or less unknown actors and actresses, who are not absolutely bad here. for example page fletcher is surprisingly good especially in those few scenes, where Murphy's previous life is shown, before being killed. the action sequences are correct, I like in them the simplicity: no overemphasized visuality, just shooting, chasing etc. The only problem with the story, that I could have missed the saint-mad scientist elements. Having the other conflicts ( two robocops against each other, the family drama between alex and jimmy murphy, a wanted robocop, etc) would have been enough. and the very very few visual effects were unnecessary: they made people notice the cheapness of the film. that's all what I think...


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