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RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 12 February 2014 (USA)
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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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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$58,607,007 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Trivia

Joshua Zetumer wrote the script for the remake based on unfinished draft by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, which they wrote in 1985 at the insistence of Paul Verhoeven, who wanted to make the original film more serious, it was ninety pages long, after reading the material, Verhoeven realized what was wrong, and decided to return to the original concept of humor and brutal satire on the corporate future. Edward Neumeier talks about it in Starlog #127 for February 1988 in article "RoboWriters!" by Lee Goldberg. See more »

Goofs

When RoboCop enters the lair of Antoine Vallon, his left hand weapon is the "modified Mk.II Battlerifle". A little later on, it's an H&K MP7. When he shoots Antoine Vallon, the Mk.II pops up again only to disappear in the next sequence. See more »

Quotes

Tom Pope: I give you Sergeant Jack Freeman, masculinity incarnate. Led Pittsburgh SWAT for five years, now confined to a wheelchair.
Liz Kline: I think I can see the appeal.
Dr. Dennett Norton: No.
Tom Pope: What? Why?
Dr. Dennett Norton: Well, check the psych evaluation. He's far too unstable.
Tom Pope: He's trying to say that he has a temper.
Dr. Dennett Norton: Have you any idea what we'd be putting him through? The psychological strain requires someone emotionally balanced. We have to be scientific. I mean, we're not exactly selling a soft drink here, are we?
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Crazy Credits

The audio of the MGM logo is replaced by vocal effects generated by Samuel L. Jackson before the film begins with him exercising his voice before going on air. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.6 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Only Had a Heart
Written by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Andrew Page
Produced by Pedro Bromfman
Vocals Produced by Bruno Coon
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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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