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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

Cast: Peter Weller , Nancy Allen , Ronny Cox , Daniel O'Herlihy , Kurtwood Smith , Miguel Ferrer , Robert DoQui , Ray Wise

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Genres: Science fiction, Action

Distributor: Criterion Collection, Orion Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

RoboCop (1987)

Release Date: July 17th, 1987|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a violent yet occasionally funny film - thanks to some inventive gags that pop up - and it hits some of the same blood-splashed chords as "Terminator." [17 Jul 1987] show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Though Robocop is too well-crafted to be entirely loathsome, it's at best an amoral goof. Yet like the comparably silly Lethal Weapon, it cynically pushes all the right action-audience buttons. Better duck - here comes a monster hit. [17 Jul 1987] show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    A first-rate production full of nonstop action and inventive special effects but what truly makes Robocop spellbinding is a superior script. show more

  • July 24, 2012 thank you jesus
    Report This User

    It kept my imagnation in full gear and made me look forward to the sequel!!

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'RoboCop' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

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Gary Susman on Jul 16th, 2012 12:31PM

Like its cyborg hero, "RoboCop" was an uneasy hybrid. The film (released 25 years ago this week, on July 17, 1987) was an unlikely mix of sci-fi, summer action spectacle, pointed social satire, and...

Detroit Robocop Statue Close to Happening? I'd Buy That For a Dollar! (UPDATED)

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Feb 16th, 2011 11:20AM

UPDATE: According to the Detroit Free Press, enough money has now been raised for a RoboCop statue to be built in Detroit. Congrats fans, we'll post pics once it's up. Just last...

Detroit Mayor Bans RoboCop Statue? I'd Buy That for a Dollar!

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Feb 8th, 2011 6:30PM

Warning: The following post will to attempt the break the record for most references to the "I'd buy that for a dollar!" line in 'RoboCop.' A RoboCop statue in Detroit? I'd buy that for a...

Famous Movie Locations: The Warehouse From 'Robocop' (Detroit, MI.)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Aug 14th, 2010 12:00PM

Want to watch 'RoboCop' at the center of the film's action? Of course, you do! 'RoboCop' is one of the '80s finest films; a violent blend of black comedy, science fiction and crime thriller....

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