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RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 12 February 2014 (USA)
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In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Murphy / RoboCop
... Dr. Dennett Norton
... Raymond Sellars
... Clara Murphy
... Rick Mattox
... Jack Lewis (as Michael K. Williams)
... Liz Kline
... Tom Pope
... Chief Karen Dean
... Pat Novak
... Jae Kim
... Mayor Durant
... David Murphy
... Antoine Vallon
... Andre Daniels
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Storyline

The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material | See all certifications »

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12 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,061,581, 16 February 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,607,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,688,965, 5 September 2014
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Trivia

Daniel Kash, cast as Detroit policeman John Lake, had a recurring role in the RoboCop (1994) television series. See more »

Goofs

(at around 12 mins) Squealing tires on rain covered street. See more »

Quotes

Walter Karrel: DON'T SHOOT! DON'T SHOOT! Don't shoot, don't shoot, don't shoot!
RoboCop: Walter Karrel, look at me. You have two options. Option 1: I shoot you with 50,000 volts which may cause respiratory failure, organ malfunction, internal burns, and loss in bowel and bladder control and then I arrest you. Option 2: you tell me where John Bigg's drug lab is located and then I arrest you. You have two seconds to decide.
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Crazy Credits

The audio of the MGM logo is replaced by vocal effects generated by Samuel L. Jackson before the film begins with him exercising his voice before going on air. See more »

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Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 5 February 2014 (2014) See more »

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RoboCop Original Theme
Written by Basil Poledouris
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the metaphysical paradox of the reviewer...
4 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Is the reviewer writing the review the IMDb member is reading -- or is the member reading the review he was looking for, regardless of the text actually used? I ask because clearly that sort of thinking, that sort of dialog, was near and dear to the writer of this oddball film, yet, paradoxically, it is this very strangeness that gives the film historical worth, and the chance (however slim) that it may be remembered fondly by viewers of the the far future.

We will skip the metaphysical question as to why a remake was done of a perfectly serviceable and timeless classic? What the original may have have lacked in CGI, it made up for in heart, and in its almost unique satirical POV on modern corporation communications (which led to a series spin off on Canadian TV, BTW) But Hollywood likes reimagining stuff. Even Vincent Price as THE FLY was reborn as the forever self-aware Jeff Goldbloom, and we sense this was what was intended here too.

Reviewers notes: 1. Strange casting. A-List supporting cast (including the under-used Jackie Earle Haley) yet the lead himself seems uncomfortable in the role.

2. The references to Wizard of Oz are doubly ironic since the movie itself suffers as much of an identity crisis as the main character. Since this is clearly no longer an action film with embedded satire (the "origins" go for a full hour!) then what is it? Sci-fi? Horror? Fantasy? The viewer is left to decide.

Bottom line: not entertainment as we know it. More of a film school essay topic, along the lines of what was intended ... and why was this greenlighted?


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