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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.

Director:

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 Garren
Richard Gesswein Richard Gesswein ... Barrett Coldyron
Jayne Smith Jayne Smith ... Dr. Coren 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 ... Earl 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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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.


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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

When the narrator explains that Barrett Coldyron's papers are being given to his nephew Brett Coldyron at Oxford University, Brett is standing next to the Perkins Chapel and Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University in University Park, TX. See more »

Goofs

The gas station cashier's kiosk is an obvious prop; it's a hollow unpainted wooden shell containing no cash register and very little merchandise. As R.O.T.O.R. reaches through the window, it's evident that there's no roof nor a counter for the register to sit upon, and the spindly-looking wooden framing is visible. See more »

Quotes

Willard the Robot: [to female receptionist] Say baby, why don't you hit me with those, uh, seven digits? Whaddaya say?
[Houghtaling gestures to him]
Willard the Robot: All right, I'm coming.
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Crazy Credits

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