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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.

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In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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technology | robocop | drone | police | robot | See more »

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Crime has a new enemy. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material | See all certifications »

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12 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,061,581 (USA) (14 February 2014)

Gross:

$57,545,202 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Trivia

Gael García Bernal, Alexander Skarsgård, and Logan Marshall-Green were considered for the role that went to Michael K. Williams. See more »

Goofs

When Alex is searching the computer with his voice, he says "Antoine Vallon," but the results appear on his screen before he says the entire name. Auto-complete could account for this, though. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Alex Murphy: What kind of suit is this?
Dr. Dennett Norton: It's not a suit, it's you.
Alex Murphy: What the hell did you do to me?
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.23 (2014) See more »

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Hocus Pocus
Written by Thijs Van Leer (as Thijs van Leer) & Jan Akkerman
Performed by Focus
Courtesy of Red Bullet Productions BV
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Don't compare with the original.
14 February 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I love Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop from 1987 (which remains iconic) and I usually don't like reboots. But watching the new one I never got rid of the feeling, that the remake is worth it. It is a whole new interpretation, that sets the focus on the topics of our time: robots, drones, the human aspect behind the technology, media critics, war propaganda. I felt, the movie has a mission to enlighten people and I liked that. It became even more obvious how much the RoboCop story exists within the topos of Frankenstein which is the story about the human devilment and the lack of respect of life. That's why Padilha gives Murphy more of a face, a life and feelings.

Beside that the pictures, the sound, the music is pretty contemporary. You probably have to make some compromises today to get the millions to get the flick done. It won't become iconic, but it's the right time for the right message in the right movie.


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A Sequel Is Coming... PaddyCampbell
Most likely will get a sequel John_Ax
They left out everything cool from the original GSReis
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