Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.


Irvin Kershner


Edward Neumeier (characters), Michael Miner (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Weller ... Robocop
Nancy Allen ... Anne Lewis
Belinda Bauer ... Juliette Faxx
Dan O'Herlihy ... Old Man (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Felton Perry ... Donald Johnson
Tom Noonan ... Cain
Willard E. Pugh ... Mayor Kuzak (as Willard Pugh)
Gabriel Damon ... Hob
Galyn Görg Galyn Görg ... Angie
Stephen Lee ... Duffy
Robert DoQui ... Sgt. Reed (as Robert Do'Qui)
Ken Lerner ... Delaney
Jeff McCarthy ... Holzgang
John Doolittle ... Schenk
Angie Bolling ... Ellen Murphy


After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God. Written by Aldo Della Rocca

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He's back to protect the innocent. See more »


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Did You Know?


In the shootout scene at the Nuke lab in the beginning of the film, RoboCop stops to reload his gun. This is one of the few times in the series where he is seen reloading his weapon. See more »


The tazer used to incapacitate Robocop is designed to transfer amperage safely in regards to the shooter. There is nothing Robocop can do to it to make the amperage return to the shooter. See more »


[first lines]
Magnavolt Salesman: MagnaVolt - the final word in auto security. No embarrassing alarm noise, no need to trouble the police... and it won't even run down your battery!
Commercial Voiceover: MagnaVolt! Lethal Response!
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Crazy Credits

Listed as a Tobor Production. Tobor is Robot spelled backwards. See more »

Alternate Versions

Cut to receive an R-rating in the US, the killing of Duffy was slightly reduced to remove the focus on his torso being sliced open with a scalpel. See more »


References Modern Times (1936) See more »


Born to be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
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Good, but not as good as the first
30 May 2004 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

The original ROBOCOP was one of the rare science fiction movies from the 1980s that didn't suck. After the enormous success of the original ROBOCOP in 1987, there was no doubt that eventually a sequel would be made so three years after the release of the original ROBOCOP, there was ROBOCOP 2. The most common rule with movies is that sequels are terrible and while that is normally always true, that isn't the case with ROBOCOP 2. ROBOCOP 2 is almost as good as the original. It is just as violent and just as entertaining. However, director Irvin Kershner, while a great director, is no Paul Verhoeven. That's not to say that the directing in ROBOCOP 2 isn't good, it's just not as stylish and cool as Verhoeven's directing.

One of the best aspects of ROBOCOP 2 is that screenwriters Frank Miller and Walon Green were able to think of an original story instead of just using the same story line as the original film. A lot of the dialogue is kind of stupid, but no one sees action pictures like this for the dialogue.

Though ROBOCOP 2 is not a bad sequel, the same can't be said for the second sequel, ROBOCOP 3.

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Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,145,411, 24 June 1990

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| (FSK 16)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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