• RoboCop (1987)


Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: October 3rd, 1997

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, Dan O'Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Robert Do 'Qui, Ray Wise

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Genres: Action , Science fiction

Production Co: Orion Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Office, Quest, Tense, Dark, Police station, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Robocop is a thriller with a difference. show more

  • 75
    Mike ClarkUSA 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]

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Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Sound
Winner Special Achievement Award (Sound Effects Editing)