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R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | May 1988 (Japan)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Trigg ... Sony
Richard Gesswein ... Coldyron
Jayne Smith ... Dr. Steele
James Cole ... Greg Hutchins
... Houghtaling
Nanette Kuczek ... Penny Gayle
Brad Overturf ... Moulie / Gas Station Cashier / R.O.T.O.R. / Diner Toughguy
Shawn Brown ... Mokie Killion
Michael Hunter ... Buglar
Victor Kwasnick ... Grotes (as Victor Kawasnick)
Ron Baker ... Glorioso
Diana Hurd ... Kipster
... Statum
Bob Lennard ... Fisherman
Janiece Stamper ... Waitress
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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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Blue Steel  »

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Also known as BLUE STEEL in some released versions See more »

Goofs

The footage of Coldyron hiding his pistol and punching the lookout were evidently filmed at a different location than the rest of the convenience store sequence. The ice machine is a different color and in a different position, the newspaper machines are in front of a brick wall rather than a bay window, there is a pair of pay phones rather than a single phone, and the tanks marked "MINNOWS" are gone. See more »

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Captain Barrett Coldyron: Clearing these stumps for pastureland has always been a chore. In the past I've always used nitro or dynamite. But this new primacord explosive I can practice my roping with the same thing that blows the stumps away.
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Willard the Robot receives an end credit, although it is unclear who provided his voice. See more »

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References The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) See more »

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Changing The Channel
Written and Performed by Larry's Dad
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Wow. Terrible doesn't begin to describe this
13 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have seen many terrible movies, most of which can be fun to watch if only to make fun of them. This movie is worse than those. The dialogue is terribly delivered (the best delivery is from the comic-relief robot!), terribly written (contrived, preachy, and generally painful). As an example, the dialogue is littered with things like "I am going to make more noise than two skeletons making love in a tin coffin." And by littered I don't mean a sprinkle, I mean virtually wall to wall, most of it is even completely gratuitous. Also any movie that has a line like "what is this some kind of bad sci-fi flick". Just avoid this movie. It sucks you in. I sat watching wondering how it could get any worse... and it does. Each twist and turn takes this movie deeper into the abyss. 1/10 (which is as low as it goes!)


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