PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land.
Michelle Manning, who was one of the heads of Orion Pictures, originally asked her close friend Fred Dekker to write the screenplay with Shane Black after working on the HBO Series Tales from the Crypt (1989), which revived his career as a writer/director. However, Black was busy writing The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) at the time, as well as working on The Last Boy Scout (1991), which was going through on-set issues at the time. After failing to find a suitable director for the film, Manning asked Dekker to also direct, as well as re-write Frank Miller's script. Dekker maintains to this day that he still has very mixed feelings about the film, because it subsequently killed his career as a director, and also because the script was not what it should have been.
This is entrapment! My client was visiting close personal friends in that motel.
Sergeant Warren Reed: Hey, buddy, your client's "close personal friends" were a non-union video crew and a German shepherd!
Sleazy Lawyer: That's prejudicial! Did the arresting officer ask to see their ...
When one of the Rehab officers shoots Robocop as he torches the staging area, in the over-the-shoulder view of the officer, there is no muzzle flash from the M16. He's clearly faking the recoil, and the sparks from the "bullets" are on his chest even though he's aiming at his head.
Although less violent than the two preceeding Robocop films, the BBFC still cut 4 seconds from the UK cinema and video versions, possibly to remove a brief glimpse of nunchucks.
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