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Director:
Writers:
Edward Neumeier (characters) &
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
16 July 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Thirteen years after the original Robocop, Delta City, considered to be "The Safest Place On Earth!"... See more »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Robocop's requiem. See more (35 total) »

Cast

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Page Fletcher ... Alex J. Murphy / ... (4 episodes, 2001)

Maurice Dean Wint ... John Terrence Cable / ... (4 episodes, 2001)

Maria del Mar ... Sara Cable (4 episodes, 2001)

Anthony Lemke ... James Murphy (4 episodes, 2001)

Kevin Jubinville ... Damian Lowe (4 episodes, 2001)
David Fraser ... Ed Hobley (4 episodes, 2001)

Geraint Wyn Davies ... David Kaydick / ... (3 episodes, 2001)

Leslie Hope ... Ann R. Key (3 episodes, 2001)
Rebeka Coles-Budrys ... Jordan (3 episodes, 2001)
Marni Thompson ... Abby Normal (2 episodes, 2001)

Françoise Yip ... Lexx Icon (2 episodes, 2001)

Richard Fitzpatrick ... Albert Bixler / ... (2 episodes, 2001)

Tedde Moore ... The Old Woman (CEO) (2 episodes, 2001)
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Series Directed by
Julian Grant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Brad Abraham (unknown episodes)
Michael Miner (unknown episodes)
Edward Neumeier (unknown episodes)
Joseph O'Brien (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Debbie Firestone .... creative executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jay Firestone .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Julian Grant .... producer (unknown episodes)
Adam Haight .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Spike Lees .... line producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Norman Orenstein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Russ Goozee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chuck Kahn (unknown episodes)
Marlon Moskal (unknown episodes)
Joyce Poon (unknown episodes)
David Ransley (unknown episodes)
Bill Towgood (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Jon Comerford (unknown episodes)
Brian Levy (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Tim Boyd (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Andrew Hull (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bruce Lyne (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Judith England (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tony Labatt .... special makeup effects artist (4 episodes, 2001)
Traci Loader .... makeup department head (4 episodes, 2001)
Michael S. Pack .... special makeup effects supervisor (4 episodes, 2001)

Amber Chase .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
David Scott .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Shaun Smith .... special effects makeup supervisor: robosuits (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Max Burke-Phillips .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Sharon Petzold .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Jay Hebert .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Karl Jason .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Joanna Moore .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Ian Robertson .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Peter Stolworthy .... dailies assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Scott Driscoll .... props (unknown episodes)
Kate Grant .... property master (unknown episodes)
Steve Stanford .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Sean Paul Armstrong .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Baine .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Kevin Banks .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Stephen Barden .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
Mark Bauserman .... adr recordist: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Elma Bello .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Joe Bracciale .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Richard Bradbury .... adr engineer: UK (unknown episodes)
Christian Carruthers .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Rob Crang .... adr engineer: Vancouver (unknown episodes)
J.R. Fountain .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Ray Gillespie .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Craig Henighan .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Bill Hermans .... adr engineer: Toronto (unknown episodes)
Anna Malkin .... foley assistant (unknown episodes)
Ron Malligers .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
Jim McBride .... adr engineer: Toronto (unknown episodes)
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
Laurie Regan .... adr assistant engineer: Toronto (unknown episodes)
Catherine Rix .... looping service (unknown episodes)
Stephen Roque .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Stephen Stepanic .... adr assistant engineer: Toronto (unknown episodes)
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Todd Warren .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Robert Woolfson .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
David Antonacci .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Reg Ashby .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Rob Crawford .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason Ehl .... special effects props (unknown episodes)
Jerry Findlay .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Rudy Rivas .... special effects key (unknown episodes)
John Sandever .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Greg Astles .... compositor / computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Dave Bachelor .... computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Scott Burton .... 3D animator/coordinator / computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Doug Campbell .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Graham Cunningham .... digital artist: Sundog Films (unknown episodes)
Tim Howe .... compositor (unknown episodes)
Peter Hunt .... computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Kent Ing .... computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Darren Kirkness .... computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Ethan Lee .... computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Rob Mattan .... computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Earl Paraszczynec .... computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Stevie Ramone .... compositor (unknown episodes)
Cisco Ribas .... compositor (unknown episodes)
David Shere .... computer special effects (unknown episodes)
Robin Trickett .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Lloyd Adams .... stunt double: RoboCable (unknown episodes)
Brittney Banks .... stunt actor (unknown episodes)
Ron Bell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Matt Birman .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eric Bryson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Randy Butcher .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chad Camilleri .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Phil Chiu .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Shelley Cook .... stunt double / stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Dopud .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Wayne Downer .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Curtis Hibbert .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ernie Jackson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brian Jagersky .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jamie Jones .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Scott Leva .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Danny Lima .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steve Lucescu .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Patrick Mark .... stunt double: RoboCop (unknown episodes)
Darren Marsman .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Cotton Mather .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Darren McGuire .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dwayne McLean .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Layton Morrison .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Valentin Nedialkov .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Billy Oliver .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Parker .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brook Patterson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Fred Perron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Robert Racki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bryan Renfro .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Kevin Rushton .... assistant stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Paul Rutledge .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator / stunts (unknown episodes)
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunt coordinator / stunts (unknown episodes)
Bryan Thomas .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Len Wagner .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Acker .... key grip (unknown episodes, 2000)
Rocky Brown .... crane grip (unknown episodes)
Joe DaSilva .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
J.P. Locherer .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Paul More .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Dana Perry .... grip (unknown episodes)
Gottfried Pflugbeil .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Krisztina M. Neglia .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Brian Karn .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2001)

Jamie Ebata .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Thibodeau .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Norman Orenstein .... music (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Transportation Department
Manon White .... driver (4 episodes, 2001)

Gord Bettles .... picture car mechanic (unknown episodes)
Naeda Keeler .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Aaron Barnett .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... gun wrangler (unknown episodes)
Matt Hilliard-Forde .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Robert McNamara .... assistant to director (unknown episodes)
Marcus Paletta .... security officer (unknown episodes)
Jay Vettese .... robosuit wrangler (unknown episodes)
Nick Veziris .... assistant gun wrangler (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"RoboCop: Prime Directives - Crash and Burn" - USA (fourth season title)
"RoboCop: Prime Directives - Dark Justice" - USA (first part title)
"RoboCop: Prime Directives - Meltdown" - USA (second part title)
"RoboCop: Prime Directives - Resurrection" - USA (third part title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence (episode "Resurrection")
Runtime:
375 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:MA | Australia:M (episode "Dark Justice") | Australia:M (episode "Meltdown") | Australia:M (episode "Resurrection") | Germany:18 | Norway:16 (DVD rating) | Singapore:NC-16 (some episodes) | Singapore:PG (some episodes) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | UK:15 | USA:R (episode "Crash and Burn") | USA:R (episode "Dark Justice") | USA:R (episode "Meltdown") | USA:R (episode "Resurrection")
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Page Fletcher is the fourth actor to play the title role of 'Alex Murphy/RoboCop,' preceded by Peter Weller, Robert John Burke and Richard Eden.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Robocop's requiem., 9 November 2013
Author: xamtaro from Singapore

Three movies, a live action TV series and two cartoons later, ROBOCOP returns with a made-for-TV miniseries "ROBOCOP: PRIME DIRECTIVES". This miniseries consisted of four movies which attempted to bring back the gritty and darker tone of the first movie, as well as some social satire. For all intents and purposes, what we have is an ambitious project limited by lack of budget and inexperience of the creative team.

Our story begins 10 years after the first movie (ignoring the continuity of the other movies and TV series). Robocop is obsolete and weary of his years trying to bring peace to the crime ridden Delta City. The megacorporation OCP, who runs the city, is experiencing inner turmoil among the management. Due to new policies preventing use of lethal force by the police, a crime wave is sweeping the city. From Kamikaze gangs to a psycho in Halloween armour armed with machine guns and rockets, this town is going to hell. Fortunately, they have a new kick ass police commander JohnCable; a dual pistol wielding ol fashioned cowboy cop. Oh, and Robocop, the supposedly invincible enforcer of law who spends the entire miniseries getting owned.

Every character goes on about how awesome Robocop is, every criminal mentions his name in fear, you never see that. What you get is Robocop being blasted, kicked down, smashed, electrocuted and pummeled in every other combat scene. He only manages to take down people who refuse to take cover in a firefight.

This brings me the portrayal of Robocop himself played by Page Fletcher. Fletcher is a fine actor, able to convey heavy emotions with his voice and mannerism. He is not, however, I anyway suited to the role. For starters, he is short. As in really short. And the bulky oversized armour only makes him look shorter. Everyone including the old female scientist is taller than him. His Robocop is a stumbling dwarf, always marching with his fists balled up. On the flip side, with his helmet off, Robocop looks like an old man and even acts like one. Nothing is done to make him machine-like. He very visibly pants when tired, swallows hard when scared, he even sweats.

So a crappy Robocop headlines 4 made-for-TV movie length episodes of the miniseries. On the bright side, what the 4 episodes do is attempt to remake and redo some very classic elements from Robocop media history. You have a new more advanced Robocop, something Robocop 2 should have been about. You have a advanced Artificial Intelligence meant to automate the entire city, like th pilot episode of the 90s TV series. Lastly, you have a tale of a machine regaining his humanity. Throughout this story is the tale of James Murphy, son of Alex Murphy, who is now a young executive caught up in the turmoil in OCP. James must come to terms with the discovery of his father's identity as Robocop as father slowly reunites with son.

The overall story is good for its drama. The actors are spot on in their portrayals and it is generally well written with many of the themes inherent in the original films. Of particular note is the hammy Kaydick and the absolutely obnoxious Damien. A huge plus is the miniseries return to R-Rated violence rather than the kid friendly style of fighting in the TV series and Robocop 3.

Sadly the execution is less than sub-par. Director Julian Grant brings a lazy hand to the directing and seems to have this obsession with skip-frame slo mo (the kind of jerky slo mo you get when shooting something at half the usual Frames Per Second). The overall low budget look to the production is heightened by dated special effects, unremarkable camera-work and crappy costumes. The New cyber terrorist villains have the fashion sense of the Matrix characters, all tight, black and trench coats. They have cartoony electrical powers and can move at super speed with a basic blur effect. The low budget is most obvious in the Robopcop suits. During action scenes, they come apart at the seams letting you clearly see the black leotard underneath.

With this, Prime Directives sounded the death knell of the classic Robocop franchise. Perhaps in this new century of movies with fast kicking kung fu combat, high tech special effects and tighter narratives, the concept of classic Robocop as a walking tank is in itself obsolete. With this sad closure to a once remarkably original franchise, perhaps the new reboot in 2014 would be a much welcome revival of the concept.

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