RoboCop (1987)

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In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.


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26 October 2000 | tfrizzell
Impressive Action Film That Is Not For the Squeamish
"RoboCop" is a surprisingly impressive action film about a young cop (Peter Weller) who is killed by a gang of cruel criminals and is brought back to life with both human and robotic characteristics. Now he is cleaning up the city of Detroit and going after those who brutally murdered him when he was 100% human. This film is ultra-violent in every sense of the word. Anyone under the age of 17 should be strongly cautioned before seeing this film. However, the violence makes the film realistic and more exciting. Paul Verhoeven does some of his best work as a director. The screenplay is very smart for an action film and all the actors give bravura performances. Peter Weller will always be remembered as the original "RoboCop". Ronny Cox, Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer, and an incredibly evil Kurtwood Smith all do the best work of their careers. An impressive film from the action genre. 4 stars out of 5.

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Trivia

The helmets the police officers wear are modified versions of the Cooper SK 2000 hockey helmet. Oddly enough the visors are screwed into the side bumpers instead of the 2 screws on the front of the helmet where traditionally visors & cages are installed on the helmets. In the NHL it was most famously used but Mario Lemieux, Chris Osgood, & Dominic Hasek.


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News Crew: This is Media Break. You give us 3 minutes, and we'll give you the world.
Casey Wong: Good morning. I'm Casey Wong, with Jess Perkins. Top story: Pretoria. The threat of nuclear confrontation in South Africa escalated today when the ruling white military ...
Jesse Perkins: And...


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[1:11:33]When RoboCop attempts to arrest Dick Jones in the tower and shuts down (due to directive 4), he is on the floor with his head parallel to the floor. When he comes back to the board room to show the incriminating evidence, Dick Jones is perfectly framed and his face is vertical as though filmed in a studio. In fact it looks the same as the video shown when Clarence Boddicker killed Bob Moreton.


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The standard copyright notice at the end of the film includes a warning that "This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries and its unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution by enforcement droids."


Alternate Versions

The director's cut of this film with the added footage is available on Criterion's laser disc, DVD releases as well as the "Mastered in 4K" version on Blu-Ray.


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Show Me Your Spine
Music by P.T.P.

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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