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RoboCop (1987)

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In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

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Paul Verhoeven
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Weller ... Officer Alex J. Murphy / RoboCop
Nancy Allen ... Officer Anne Lewis
Dan O'Herlihy ... The Old Man (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Ronny Cox ... Dick Jones
Kurtwood Smith ... Clarence J. Boddicker
Miguel Ferrer ... Bob Morton
Robert DoQui ... Sergeant Warren Reed
Ray Wise ... Leon C. Nash
Felton Perry ... Johnson
Paul McCrane ... Emil M. Antonowsky
Jesse D. Goins ... Joe P. Cox (as Jesse Goins)
Del Zamora ... Kaplan
Calvin Jung Calvin Jung ... Steve Minh
Rick Lieberman Rick Lieberman ... Walker
Lee de Broux ... Sal (as Lee DeBroux)
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Storyline

Detroit - in the future - is crime-ridden and run by a massive company. The company has developed a huge crime-fighting robot, which unfortunately develops a rather dangerous glitch. The company sees a way to get back in favor with the public when policeman Alex Murphy is killed by a street gang. Murphy's body is reconstructed within a steel shell and called RoboCop. RoboCop is very successful against criminals and becomes a target of supervillian Boddicker. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com> / edited by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robocop: The Future of Law Enforcement See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,008,721, 19 July 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,424,681
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (cut) | (unrated director's cut) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| DTS (special edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Verhoeven wanted his American debut to have an appropriately American pacing. He worked again with cinematographer Jost Vacano (with whom he had filmed several of his Dutch movies), as Vacano had become famous for his groundbreaking tracking shots in Das Boot (1981). Verhoeven wanted the camera to be nearly always moving, to prevent the pace from slowing down; for that reason, even dialog scenes were filmed with a steady cam. See more »

Goofs

When Murphy is being rolled into the OR and after being intubated, close-ups show no tube in his mouth, whereas wider shots show the tube medically taped to his cheek. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
News Crew: This is Media Break. You give us 3 minutes, and we'll give you the world.
Casey Wong: Good morning. I'm Casey Wong, with Jess Perkins. Top story: Pretoria. The threat of nuclear confrontation in South Africa escalated today when the ruling white military government of that besieged city-state unveiled a French-made neutron bomb and affirmed its willingness to use the 3 megaton device as the city's last line of defense.
Jesse Perkins: And the President's first press conference from the Star Wars orbiting ...
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Crazy Credits

The title "ROBOCOP" reverse zoptic effects through the middle "O". The title turns into television white noise and zoptics forward, then cuts to the television station. See more »

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Show Me Your Spine
Music by P.T.P.
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Cracking Futuristic Action
29 January 2005 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Robocop, born of technology is a cyborg, half man/half machine. The future of Law enforcement is here, and he's kicking ass.

Alex Murphy was the unfortunate candidate chosen to be robocop after he was brutally massacred by a gang of scumbag criminals. And the robocop program was brought in, after the E.D. 209 (An all robot killing machine) proto-type failed so disastrously.

Alex Murphy, now Robocop is effectively dead, but he still has a memory, and sets out on a quest to avenge his own Death, by finding the scumbags responsible.

With some quite horrific violence (E.D. 209 and Murphy scenes mainly) and some brilliant action, Robocop is character that you will warm to, as he fights crime on a personal level.

Solid entertainment 8/10


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