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.
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
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
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Seemingly implausible police reaction times: Robocop enters the convenience store less than twenty seconds after the clerk presses the alarm. However, it is plausible that Robocop just happened to be passing by and saw the robber pulling out the gun even before the alarm was pressed, so he could respond immediately. Given the movie's premise of an extremely crime-ridden city, such "coincidence" isn't unlikely. Later, cops confront Robocop in the OCP's parking garage less than a minute of movie time after Jones calls for them. However, the movie obviously cuts out all the time it took the damaged Robocop to go some 100 floors down on foot, which could easily take 10-20 minutes - enough time for the police to respond. See more »
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Robocop is an unbelieveable experience. I haven't watched the film since 1988 and the other day I recieved it on DVD. So I eagerly popped it in the player and BOOM!!! The only way I can describe Robocop is ultraviolence. The film is so over the top and out of control. The film speaks of a future where big companies will run the governmental defense. Those times are upon us more and more everyday. Paul Verhoeven has made one of the most important science fiction films ever made and it's a brillant piece of cinema.
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