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RoboCop: Prime Directives 

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Thirteen years after the original Robocop, Delta City, considered to be "The Safest Place On Earth!", has become a futuristic city owned and operated by OCP, and RoboCop, Alex Murphy has ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Page Fletcher ...  Alex J. Murphy / ... 4 episodes, 2001
Maurice Dean Wint ...  John Terrence Cable / ... 4 episodes, 2001
Maria del Mar ...  Sara Cable 4 episodes, 2001
Anthony Lemke ...  James Murphy 4 episodes, 2001
Kevin Jubinville ...  Damian Lowe 4 episodes, 2001
David Fraser David Fraser ...  Ed Hobley 4 episodes, 2001
Rogue Johnston Rogue Johnston ...  Malcolm X-Plosion 4 episodes, 2001
Mif ...  Chuck Conflagration 4 episodes, 2001
Ted Ludzik ...  Johnny Nitro 4 episodes, 2001
James Purcell James Purcell ...  Motor City Mangler 4 episodes, 2001
James Downing ...  Trooper Kirk DC 4 episodes, 2001
Brendan Wall Brendan Wall ...  Lead OCP Trooper 4 episodes, 2001
Brian Paul ...  Chief of Police 4 episodes, 2001
Daniel Levinson Daniel Levinson ...  DC Trooper 4 episodes, 2001
Kevin Rushton ...  Trooper McCoy DC 4 episodes, 2001
Brittney Banks ...  Trooper Wilma DC 4 episodes, 2001
Carlos Diaz ...  Jenkins OCP 4 episodes, 2001
James Binkley James Binkley ...  Quill 4 episodes, 2001
John Jay Hebert ...  Officer Down DC 4 episodes, 2001
Kenny Robinson Kenny Robinson ...  Ned Shyster 4 episodes, 2001
Kelly Fiddick Kelly Fiddick ...  Benni 4 episodes, 2001
Neville Edwards Neville Edwards ...  Ned Gummel 4 episodes, 2001
François Klanfer François Klanfer ...  Dr. Lester Worth 4 episodes, 2001
Philip DeWilde Philip DeWilde ...  Meeker 4 episodes, 2001
Rosalie Mcdougall Rosalie Mcdougall ...  Mother 4 episodes, 2001
Garfield Andrews Garfield Andrews ...  OCP Executive 4 episodes, 2001
Murray McRae Murray McRae ...  Board Member 4 episodes, 2001
Panou ...  Man 4 episodes, 2001
Jodi Pape Jodi Pape ...  Woman 4 episodes, 2001
Daisy White Daisy White ...  Elderly Woman 4 episodes, 2001
Adam Large Adam Large ...  Construction Worker 4 episodes, 2001
David Macniven ...  Lawyer 4 episodes, 2001
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Patricia Aldridge Patricia Aldridge ...  Exotic Dancer #1 4 episodes, 2001
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Nicole Dahm Nicole Dahm ...  Mandy #3 4 episodes, 2001
Emanuel Arruda Emanuel Arruda ...  Executive 4 episodes, 2001
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Geraint Wyn Davies ...  David Kaydick / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Leslie Hope ...  Ann R. Key 3 episodes, 2001
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Françoise Yip ...  Lexx Icon 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Fitzpatrick Richard Fitzpatrick ...  Albert Bixler / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Tedde Moore Tedde Moore ...  The Old Woman (CEO) 2 episodes, 2001
Ellen Dubin ...  Sandra Smyles 2 episodes, 2001
Meg Hogarth ...  Dr. Colleen Frost 1 episode, 2001
Eugene Clark ...  Carver RH 1 episode, 2001
Leslie Ann Coles ...  Ashley St. John-Smyth 1 episode, 2001
Juliette Powell Juliette Powell ...  Bunny Bustamente 1 episode, 2001
Marie Ward ...  Rikki Oh 1 episode, 2001
Sara Sahr Sara Sahr ...  P.J. Flinders 1 episode, 2001
Mark Breslin Mark Breslin ...  Archie Nemesis 1 episode, 2001
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Jack Duffy Jack Duffy ...  Dr. Hill 1 episode, 2001
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Thirteen years after the original Robocop, Delta City, considered to be "The Safest Place On Earth!", has become a futuristic city owned and operated by OCP, and RoboCop, Alex Murphy has begun to feel his age. Murphy finds himself nearly obsolete, and must deal with the fact that his now-grown son James is an OCP executive, unaware that his father is still alive. Also, Murphy's former partner, John Cable, has returned to Delta City as its new Security Commander. But slowly, new enemies arise, and Murphy and Cable begin an investigation into a mysterious villain known as the Bone Machine, unaware that they are coming dangerously close to exposing an evil group of OCP executives known as The Trust... which James Murphy is a part of. Desperate to prevent their sinister plans from being revealed, The Trust programs Murphy to kill John Cable... Written by Kevin Riley

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

RoboCop: Prime Directives - Crash and Burn See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Robocop Productions Ltd. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Page Fletcher is the fourth actor to play the title role of 'Alex Murphy/RoboCop,' preceded by Peter Weller, Robert John Burke and Richard Eden. See more »


At the end of the second part, Meltdown, this quote is given: "The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots." The film credits it to Thoreau, which is impossible, as the word "robot" did not enter the English language until more than sixty years after Thoreau's death. This quote is actually from Erich Fromm. See more »


RoboCable: What are you prepared to do?
James Murphy: Whatever it takes.
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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

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Worst Robocop Outing I have ever seen.
9 August 2004 | by sgtdrainoSee all my reviews

I'm a big Robocop fan. The only Robocop thing I HAVEN'T seen, was the cartoon, so I can't compare it to that one.

But in comparison to the 3 movies and, yes, even the TV series, this is the saddest Robocop has ever been.

Robocop is, of course, the ultimate superhero movie.

Robocop 2 was almost as good. It's biggest shortcoming was the lack of the classic Robocop theme music. If Basil's music could somehow be edited into this movie, I think people would be amazed at the improvement.

Robocop 3 was almost as good as Robocop 2 (seeing a trend here?). The music is back, most of the characters from the previous movies are present. Robert Burke is no Peter Weller, but he does his best, and his best is just barely good enough. Robocop 3 is a bit cheesier than the previous entries, and Robocop SHOULD NEVER FLY. However, the movie does have some moving moments, and on the whole did feel like "Robocop."

Robocop: The Series was geared towards a younger audience. The violence was toned WAY down, and some of the acting was about as cheesy as what was found in Robocop 3. Unfortunately, none of the villains measured up to any of those found in any of the movies. All were too cheesy. HOWEVER, Richard Eden did an excellent job as Robocop. Better than Robert Burke in Robocop 3. The supporting cast of good guys were also quite good on the whole, with the possible exception of the popularly despised "moppet." The creators did a pretty good job of maintaining the visual style of the movies, with the same cars, uniforms, gear, etc. I could tell they cared about what they were making. Yes, it was juvenile, but it had heart and it still felt like "Robocop." The show's opening music theme was particularly good, an expansion on Basil's original theme.

Robocop: Prime Directives was very, very sad for me. I'd been anticipating this quite a bit, and was prepared to give it a lot of slack. I'd kept up with production on their website, and had heard that the folks involved were big Robocop fans.

I was VERY disappointed.

As many have mentioned before, Page Fletcher was totally miscast. I'm sure he did his best, but he was just way too short, and did not know how to move or act as Robocop. The worst portrayal of Robocop in existence. The plot of the miniseries I found to be dull, cheesy, and clichéd. The effects were not even up to the level of what was found in the TV show. Because this story takes place so many years in the future, there are no familiar images to tie in with what has transpired before. It's almost like Robocop was dropped into some other town, where nothing is like it was. He is the only familiar image, and a sad miscast image at that. There is no sense of history. The fact that Prime Directives pretends that Robocop 2, Robocop 3, and Robocop: The Series all never happened is an insult and a cop-out (a Robocop-out?). Sure those movies and the TV series had their faults, but ALL of them were superior to Prime Directives. A sequel should only ignore what has come before under the most dire, DIRE circumstances. Say... Alien 3. And if that sequel does ignore what came before, it had better be good enough to merit that. What came before Prime Directives was not that bad, and Prime Directives was not NEARLY good enough. F-

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