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R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

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Cullen Blaine

Writers:

Cullen Blaine (original story idea), Budd Lewis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Trigg Margaret Trigg ... Sony
Richard Gesswein Richard Gesswein ... Coldyron
Jayne Smith Jayne Smith ... Dr. Steele
James Cole James Cole ... Greg Hutchins
Stan Moore ... Houghtaling
Nanette Kuczek Nanette Kuczek ... Penny Gayle
Brad Overturf Brad Overturf ... Moulie / Gas Station Cashier / R.O.T.O.R. / Diner Toughguy
Shawn Brown Shawn Brown ... Mokie Killion
Michael Hunter Michael Hunter ... Buglar
Victor Kwasnick Victor Kwasnick ... Grotes (as Victor Kawasnick)
Ron Baker Ron Baker ... Glorioso
Diana Hurd Diana Hurd ... Kipster
Bill Blair ... Statum
Bob Lennard Bob Lennard ... Fisherman
Janiece Stamper Janiece Stamper ... Waitress
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Storyline

Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage. Written by Anonymous

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Judge, Jury, and Executioner.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Steel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Popular Argentine rock band "El Mató a un Policía Motorizado" ("He killed a motorized policeman") takes their name from a line in this movie. See more »

Goofs

The meaning of the final "O.R." in the titular acronym "R.O.T.O.R." is inconsistent during the film; it's given as "Operation [singular] Research" in the title crawl, "Operations [plural] Research" on the door inside the Tactical Operations Lab, and "Operations Reserve" on the computer monitor when Coldyron queries R.O.T.O.R.'s status. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Steele: When I stack 'em, they stay stacked.
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Crazy Credits

Willard the Robot receives an end credit, although it is unclear who provided his voice. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #6 (2014) See more »

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What You Do To Me
Written and Performed by Randy E. Moore
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A Robot cop breaks loose from unsuspecting scientific rulers, hell bent and half programmed the robot cop goes on an unstoppable, technologically advanced killing spree.
22 May 2005 | by public-69See all my reviews

This movie is hot. It is of poor quality and high entertainment. If you merely want to kick back and watch some good unadulterated nonsense this is your picture, if you are trying to expand your mind and learn more about the world of robotics, than watch Short Circuit, R.O.T.O.R is much too technical for you.

Final word: big guns, motorcycle riding lunatic robot cops, poor voice overs and shallow character depth render this movie highly potent and watchable (maybe not RE-watchable, but you should subject yourself to it at least once in your life).

An action movie of superb cheese factor. If you've been recently let down by "Shotgun" (1989), than do yourself a favor and refresh your pallet with what good inane action is supposed to be all about...watch R.O.T.O.R


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