The cyborg Robocop is back to rid Detroit of the menace of a designer drug, Nuke. The company that produced him has designed another cyborg using his brain as a model. Now our hero must battle not only a maniacal drug lord but a man/machine like himself.
An even darker, more violent sequel to the dark and violent original. This time around, in addition to the corporate goons who are busy exploiting the blighted city of Detroit, RoboCop must battle a psychotic drug lord known as Cain and his vicious, foul-mouthed, 12-year-old assistant. Now that his own brain has been zapped by a potent new drug known as Nuke, Cain plans to market the substance to the citizens of Detroit. The diabolical drug dealer soon proves to be not only evil, but indestructible; when RoboCop finally succeeds in killing him, Cain is resurrected as RoboCop 2 and embarks on a rampage of murder and destruction.
Began shooting January 11, 1990; completed shooting January 11, 1990. Released in the USA June 22, 1990. Released on video December 13, 1990. Screened at the Deauville Film Festival August 31-September 9, 1990.
Additional credits: RoboCop and RoboCop costumes designed and created by Rob Bottin; animation sequences by Phil Tippett; effects art direction by Craig Davies; RoboCop stunt suits by Chris Walas, Inc.; matte paintings by Rocco Gioffre.
Screenwriting debut for Frank Miller, author of the comic book "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns." Walon Green is the author of "The Hellstrom Chronicle."
The working titles for the film were "RoboCop II: The Battle for Detroit" and "RoboCop: The Drug Wars."
Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors.