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RoboCop 2 (1990)

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.

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Irvin Kershner

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Edward Neumeier (characters), Michael Miner (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Glover ... Magnavolt Salesman
Mario Machado Mario Machado ... Casey Wong
Leeza Gibbons ... Jess Perkins
John Ingle ... Surgeon General
Tom Noonan ... Cain
Roger Aaron Brown ... Whittaker
Mark Rolston ... Stef
Lila Finn Lila Finn ... Homeless Woman
John Hateley John Hateley ... Purse Snatcher
Gage Tarrant Gage Tarrant ... Hooker
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Chet (as Tommy Rosales)
Brandon Smith ... Flint
Wallace Merck Wallace Merck ... Gun Shop Owner
Peter Weller ... Robocop
Michael Medeiros ... Catzo
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

RoboCop II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,145,411, 24 June 1990

Gross USA:

$45,681,173
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FSK 16)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The special effects were generated with an Commodore Amiga computer. See more »

Goofs

When Robocop stops the motorcycle, his hand doesn't actually grab the front fork. See more »

Quotes

[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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There are no opening credits to the film. Following the Orion logo, the movie launches straight into the Magnavolt commercial, part of one of the spoof Mediabreak news bulletins. See more »

Alternate Versions

Another bit was cut from the UK video version when Cain and his goons escape from the drug house at the beginning. When Cain opens the car door, he finds a Chinese woman babbling incomprehensibly and shoots her. The shooting was cut, though it was shown on UK network TV, along with Duffy's death, in full. See more »


Soundtracks

ROBOSALSA
Written, produced and performed by Randy Stern
Courtesy of Ransoott Music
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Terrible reputation for a great film
18 July 1999 | by LSBeamsSee all my reviews

I'm amazed at how bad this movie has gotten trashed over the years. The sequel to one of the best sci-fi movies ever, it was killed by critics and fans alike. I just don't understand why though.

In many ways Robocop 2 is better than its predecessor. For instance, the many subplots. We have the subplot involving Robocop getting put back together, the subplot of Robocop 2 itself, the subplot of whether or not Robocop is human or machine, the subplot of nuke/Cain and his thugs, and the subplot of overall power and corruption.

The mix of dark satire and graphic violence are once again showcased in Robocop 2 and in grander fashion. We get lots of jokes and lots of gore, mixed together flawlessly. All the performances are good. Peter Weller once again does a great job as Murphy, and Tom Noonan makes his Cain character a three-dimensional psychopath.

The score is much different from the score of the original. Instead of the dramatic/sad theme from Robocop, we get a much more heroic/dynamic theme from Robocop 2, and it works quite well with the movie.

Another thing I have got to comment on is the usage of stop motion. Once Cain is transformed into the monstrous Robocop 2 ( the title character ), we get an explosion of stop motion special effects that look fantastic! Stop motion doesn't get any better than this.

All in all, this is one of the best sequels of all time, but got a bad reputation because it was 'too violent'. Don't listen to some of the naysayers. Robocop 2 is a masterfully done film from the director of Empire Strikes Back and shouldn't be missed by any sci-fi buff out there. Check it out now on Widescreen for the DVD.

4 stars out of 4 ( reviewed by Scott Beams )


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