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RoboCop 2 (1990)

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Irvin Kershner: when Dr. Juliette Faxx is reviewing death row inmate files on the computer, the first inmate image shown is that of Kershner. See more »

Goofs

When Robocop 2 extends a mechanical arm to Angie, from his point of view, she caresses it with her middle finger, then the shot switches to a side view where she is using her index finger, then the shot switches back to his POV and it goes back to her using her middle finger again. 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

The title of the film does not appear until the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some theatrical releases show the chief surgeon handling Cain's cut and hollowed head to the female OCP executive, right after the shot of the test tube with the villain's brains and eyes in it. This shot is missed in almost all the TV releases See more »

Connections

Referenced in WCW/NWA Capital Combat (1990) 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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,145,411, 24 June 1990

Gross USA:

$45,681,173

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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