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In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

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Cast

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Ninja ...
Yo-Landi Visser ...
Yo-Landi (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er)
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Yankie (Amerika)
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Hippo
Johnny Selema ...
Pitbull (as Johnny K. Selema)
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Maurice Carpede ...
Police Chief
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Tetravaal Lead Mechanic
Kevin Otto ...
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Storyline

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Humanity's last hope isn't human. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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6 March 2015 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,346,782 (USA) (6 March 2015)

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$31,569,268 (USA) (1 May 2015)
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Trivia

The house used for Hippo's lair was Neill Blomkamp's childhood home. See more »

Goofs

When Deon is being followed from Tetravaal, Vincent's vehicle changes from a compact car to a pickup. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Journalist: Historically, when we look at evolution, it's not surprising that uh... Chappie's left turn... uh... happened.
Professor: It's too early to tell how this is all going to play out. I didn't believe that this would happen in my lifetime, but... but it is happening.
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In the closing credits appears "Be Moved" in large font. See more »

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References Appleseed (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby's On Fire
Written by Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er), D.J. Hi-Tek (as DJ Hi-Tek)
Performed by Die Antwoord
Courtesy of Zef Records & Downtown Records LLC
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Why the hate?
6 March 2015 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Why all the hate for this movie? I understand not liking something, but everyone seems to just TRASH it. Did I see the same movie? I saw an emotional film about innocence and loss. I REALLY don't understand. Sure, maybe the film didn't have the best dialogue or the best acting in the world, but it hit home for me. The VFX were phenomenal, Chappie is the best CGI motion capture I have seen in a long time, the 100% electronic musical score by Hans Zimmer was really unique and fresh, and it has a really great ending. I DON'T UNDERSTAND. If you like Blomkamp's previous films or are remotely interested, please watch it yourself. I think the critics are wrong on this one. I have been thinking for a while about why the reviews are so out there. First off, the trailers are AWFUL. The first to come out was this philosophical "What does it mean to be human?" kinda movie. The TV trailers were "GUNS, EXPLOSIONS, ROBOTS!!!" and it is neither. Think "Little Miss Sunshine" with a robot, that is a more accurate representation. Blomkamp's most underrated film.


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