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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.

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Alex Cox was asked to direct RoboCop 2 (1990) but turned it down, greatly disliking the original screenplay by Frank Miller. In an interview with the Guardian, Cox said: "Miller was ever thus. I was asked to direct his script for ROBOCOP 2, and turned it down. Unlike the original ROBOCOP, which trod a path between right wing politics and left wing irony, Miller's script was reactionary and obnoxious, pitting its robot police hero against homeless people. No wonder he is so popular with the Hollywood one per-centers." See more »

Goofs

At the film's finale, it is impossible for Robo to reach the hole on the street to climb out, as there were no mountable structures near the damage. 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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Crazy Credits

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

The German video release of RoboCop 2 has been shortened to 83 min. in order to get a "not under 16 yrs."-rating. Nearly all violent scenes had been cut (e.g. shoot-out in the garage). See more »


Soundtracks

THE KID GOES WILD
Performed by Babylon A.D., Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Written by Derek David, Jack Ponitt & Vic Pepe
Published by BMG Songs, Inc., Little Elvis, Jack Ponti Music, Perfect Pen Music,
Warner Bros. Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Not worse than "RoboCop", just different
5 December 2002 | by dee.reidSee all my reviews

"RoboCop 2" , the sequel to 1987's ultra-violent "RoboCop", is not quite up to par with its predecessor. The film still manages to entertain on a large level. I know that a lot of people do not like this movie, but I personally think it is still pretty good. I'm not writing a review of this movie, I am just expressing my thoughts on it.

First off, this movie is a lot more violent than the first "RoboCop". You get scenes of bloody shootings, grisly scenes of torture, and a surgery which I'd rather let you see for yourself than describe here. Paul Verhoeven does not return to shock his audience with graphic violence and ultra dark humor, which has since become trademark in his films. The director this time is Irvin Kershner, who made "The Empire Strikes Back" nearly ten years before this movie. Kershner seems to focus a lot more on action, rather than story.

Second, the movie's villain, Cain (Tom Noonan), to me is a direct opposite of Clarence Boddicker (the villain from the first film who was played by Kurtwood Smith). Cain enjoys giving people pleasure (through his highly addictive designer drug called Nuke) while Boddicker was a sadist who took pleasure in the death and suffering of others. (Though after Cain's "transformation", none of this really matters).

Lastly, this movie does not exploit children. The kid in this movie, Hob (played by Garbriel Damon) is Cain's twelve year-old side kick. He is a violent, foul-mouthed little child who runs errands for Cain. The writers for this movie did this intentionally, to show that crime holds no age barrier. Regardless of age, crime is crime.

Like I said, "RoboCop 2" is not trying to be better than its predecessor, it's just trying to be something different.

8/10


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