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- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 2, 2001
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Peter Weller & Nancy Allen|
|Performer:||Ronny Cox, Dan O'Herlihy, Miguel Ferrer & Kurtwood Smith|
|Directed by||Paul Verhoeven|
|Edited by||Frank J. Urioste|
|Screenwriting by||Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner|
|Composition by||Basil Poledouris|
|Produced by||Arne Schmidt|
|Director of Photography:||Jost Vacano|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I'd buy that for a dollar!"
- Phrase from a popular future gameshow
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
- RoboCop (Peter Weller) to a thug
"It's just a glitch."
- OCP executive Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) to his superior (Dan O'Herlihy) after Jones's ED-209 robotic crimefighter prototype blows away a young employee during a botched product demonstration
Academy Awards 1987 - Best Sound Effects Editing
...Gut-level humor and technical wizardry....Robocop himself is a fascinating character...
[V]iolent, lurid, thoughtful, satirical and mercilessly suspenseful.
Wall Street Journal
What follows is a blast of an action movie that still manages to be funny, touching, and has one of the best ending lines of any movie ever. Really. Full Review
3 stars out of 5 -- [I]t remains a fearlessly over the top, endlessly enjoyable action flick.
There's a brooding, agonized quality to the violence that almost seems subversive, as if Verhoeven were both appalled and fascinated by his complicity in the toxic action rot. Full Review
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A sci-fi action film with a silly title that turned out to be a biting satire of big business practices. Full Review
It's impossible to look at the world we live in and not see the stark future the movie warned us about Full Review
Peter Weller stars in this urban sci-fi Western as Murphy, a good cop who literally gets shot to pieces while on duty and winds up reborn as a crime-fighting machine. An ambitious executive (Miguel Ferrer) at OCP, the corporation running the futuristic city of Detroit, fuses Murphy's torso with bulletproof steel limbs and rewires his brain with computer chips so he will have no will of his own. Murphy's former partner (Nancy Allen) tries to help RoboCop remember his human past, but his circuitry blocks whatever dim memories remain. Luckily, a chance encounter with one of his killers wakes up the human essence in RoboCop, causing him to rebel against his programming and commence on a one-cyborg mission of vengeance that leads all the way to the top of OCP. This second English-language film by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven is unremittingly brutal, darkly comic, and filled with bits of clever satire and pathos. A special highlight is the hilariously incompetent ED-209, RoboCop's main rival in the department of automated law enforcement. Considered by many critics to be one of the best films of its genre, ROBOCOP was followed by several sequels and a 1994 TV series.
Paul Verhoeven's ROBOCOP is an ultraviolent but extremely clever sci-fi action film set in a burnt-out, crime-infested Detroit of the future. When a cop is almost killed in the line of duty, the corrupt corporation that runs the police department decides to use his near-dead body as the basis for a specially constructed cyborg--the first in what they intend to be a line of highly efficient, crime-fighting machines. But the corporate execs didn't take into account the vestiges of human nature still lurking beneath all that state-of-the-art hardware. It turns out RoboCop has a mind of his own and sets out to take bloody revenge on the vicious gang members who tried to kill him.
- Sales Rank: 28,594
- UPC: 027616867667
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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