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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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Trivia

Although dialogue identifies R.O.T.O.R. as a Dallas Police Department project, no actual Dallas police vehicles, buildings or uniformed officers are featured in the film. The end credits give thanks to the police departments of the surrounding communities of Addison, Coppell, Hickory Creek, and Lake Dallas for providing officers, uniforms, and vehicles, and Division Headquarters and the Tactical Operations Lab are private commercial office buildings in the Dallas area. See more »

Goofs

A pair of previously-unseen pay phones appear next to Coldyron's truck when he uses the CB radio after the trucker fight. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Steele: You don't happen to know any good Indian trackers, do you?
Captain Barrett Coldyron: I used to spend every summer on the Indian reservation. Will I do?
Dr. Steele: Hey, I'm like a cemetary. I'll take anybody.
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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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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 See 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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