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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:

Official Facebook | Trailer

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

In the Latinamerican DVD dubbing, the news about Mexico were changed to be happening in the Middle East. However, in the subtitles the location remained uncharged. See more »

Goofs

Just before Boddicker's gang has its shooting spree on Murphy, they taunt him to turn around. Only Emil's lips move to voice his taunt. The taunts of the rest are heard while their lips are visibly too stretched in laughing to voice them. See more »

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[first lines]
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The standard copyright notice at the end of the film includes a warning that "This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries and its unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution by enforcement droids." See more »

Alternate Versions

The version broadcast on television features alternate footage of Clarence Boddiker driving around Emil rather than running him over with the car. See more »


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Show Me Your Spine
Music by P.T.P.
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One of the best action sci-fi 80s satire films of all time my number 1 personal favorite
8 August 2018 | by rambofan4lifeSee all my reviews

RoboCop (1987) is one and the only one the original masterpiece RoboCop action sci-fi flick the 80's the best one of all time. It is my number 1 personal favorite action film it is right there with the Rambo films. This is ultimate awesome 80's movie one of the best movie ever. It is rated R action film with special effects, doesn't deal with CGI you have a lot of action blood squibs, business mens. Good cop been blow away and he is pieces together: part human part machine ultimate action film ever. Great Music Score by Basil Poledouris I absolutely love the theme for the RoboCop. Peter Weller is Officer Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop the only one. The film has a satire and a message in here. You'll see lots of heavy automatic, shot guns, handguns and explosive weapons with multiple huge explosions, with thousands of bullets fired in this movie. Bob Morton (Miguel Ferrer) is the heart of this film and I love him so much.

They are now making RoboCop Returns which will ignore RoboCop 2 and I think it will be a horrible movie. The movie it self has heart and soul in it, the fact is you have a human being who loses his humanity and it brought back to life, he is resurrected and he is a superhuman super cop who once again regains his humanity and his trouble been robot and human. You really feel sad for Alex who loses his family and everything.

As film as goes when a good cop Officer Alex J. Murphy (Peter Weller) gets blown away by ruthless thugs, innovative scientist OCP (Omni Consumer Products) piece him together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called RoboCop. But while cleaning up the streets of violence-ravaged Detroit, RoboCop is tormented by memories of his former life and now he's out for more than justice...he wants revenge.

RoboCop is my comic book hero my childhood hero and the movie I grew up with it. This is the best movie ever my all time favorite action movie. It is the best of the best of all time. Clarence J. Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) is really one of the best bad guys ever, you want to party with him. I love the 80's movies and this is my movie. I love the RoboCop suit design and I absolutely love The Enforcement Droid, Series 209, or ED-209, are a fully-automated series of peacekeeping machines created by Omni Consumer Products. The design for ED-209 is brilliant and the best thing off the film. I love it.

I grew up with this movie, it has a special place in my heart and I love it to death. Here you have everything: brilliant story, good actors, stunts, puppetry, models, and good Special Effects. This is Paul Verhoeven and Peter Weller's best movie from the 80's they ever made. I used to had this movie on VHS the Rated R version but over the years the tape was eaten from VHS recorder so that I couldn't watch the movie properly anymore. 3 years earlier I got this movie on Blu-ray Unrated director's cut and my Blu-ray player scratched and eat the Blu-ray disc so I purchased the director's cut again on Blu-ray and I was blown away with the movie how good it is.

You have great dialogues, one liners, great bad guys, wonderful actors: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Robert DoQui, Ray Wise, Felton Perry, Paul McCrane , Jesse D. Goins, Del Zamora and Calvin Jung.

I love that the movie it self's shows the future and the corporations that the city is lead by OCP (Omni Consumer Products). This is the best the only film of the sequels and it was rebooted and reboot failed to be a RoboCop film. Paul Verhoeven directed this film with joy and passion one of the best films of all time. 10/10 my personal favorite action film of all time.


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