"Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
The RC, better known as RoboCop, was a cyborg created from critically-injured police officer Alex Murphy by OmniCorp.
After Alex Murphy was critically injured when Antoine Vallon exploded his car, Murphy's wife, Clara Murphy, signed consent papers to allow Murphy to be turned into RoboCop. Only small parts of Murphy were used in RoboCop, including his right hand, face, brain, heart and lungs. Once ready, RoboCop was awakened in a lab in China in front of Dr. Dennett Norton, but RoboCop panicked and grabbed Norton before attempting to escape the lab. However, after the attempts to convince him to return failed, Norton had him deactivated. RoboCop was later awakened again and shown what remained of Alex Murphy by Norton. Horrified, he demanded to die, but was convinced not to. Instead, he had the armor put back on and told Norton not to be shown to himself or his family in the state again.
While preparing for a public press conference to unveil RoboCop, Alex was emotionally overwhelmed and had a seizure while Norton was uploading the police database information into his brain. Pressed for time, Norton altered Alex's brain chemistry, lowering his dopamine levels until he no longer displayed any emotions. Under control, Alex attended the press conference, where he ignored his waiting wife and son, and efficiently apprehended a criminal in the crowd. RoboCop was a public relations success, and drastically reduced the crime rate in Detroit.
Clara managed to confront her husband as he was leaving the station, telling him about his son David's nightmares. Alex left, but then overrode his programming and detoured from his current case to go to his house. He reviewed the CCTV footage of his accident and realized that David saw his body and was traumatized. Alex pursued Vallon for revenge. When Alex arrived at his hideout, Vallon nearly succeeded in killing him, but failed and is shot by Alex. At the station, Alex arrested one of the corrupt cops and shot the other. Alex was about to arrest the Chief of Police when Mattox shut him down by remote control, and had him taken back to OmniCorp.
Sellars, seeing Alex was no longer useful and fearing that the truth of what has been done to him would be exposed, ordered Mattox to kill him. Norton reached the lab first and revived Alex, telling him everything. Alex, feeling betrayed, went after Sellars.
Sellars had the OmniCorp building shut down and armed with drones. Alex gained entry with the help of his former partner, Jack Lewis, and other police officers. Lewis shot Mattox while Alex reached the roof, where Sellars was waiting for a helicopter and had Clara and David as hostages. Alex's programming prevented him from arresting Sellars, but he manages to overcome it and shoot Sellars, killing him.
Alex's body was later rebuilt with his armor in Norton's laboratory, and then waited for Clara and David, who were coming to visit him.
"You gotta remember, it's not the weapons that count, it's who's handling them, or, in your case, what."
RoboCop primarily used two weapons, an NI and an M2 Battle Rifle. The NI was held in his right hand, while the M2 was held in his left. If RoboCop sensed he needed a weapon, or was threatened, the system would make his N and M2 available by deploying them from his leg. His NI would deploy from his right leg and his M2 from the left. RoboCop also briefly used an MP7A1 instead of his M2 when fighting Antoine Vallon's men.
"Your armor. State of the art, but not invulnerable. caliber or larger can penetrate or kill. Multiple hits and guess who ends up in the recycling bin. If you sense you need a weapon, or threatened, the visor goes down and the system makes the weapons available."
Mattox, regarding the suit
Because of Murphy's massive permanent injuries, the few functioning remains of his anatomy require an entire body of robotic prosthesis. The specially designed prosthesis not only allowed him to move again, but it is also powerful and equipped for police operation and combat. RoboCop primarily used two different suits - a silver one and a black one. On both suits, if RoboCop sensed he needed a weapon, or was threatened, his suit's visor went down and the system made his two weapons available.
The silver RoboCop suit was a silver color and was used by RoboCop when he was first activated. After
the was heavily damaged, RoboCop used the with a DPD logo on the left side of his chest. The suit was state of the art, but not invulnerable; caliber or larger could penetrate or kill.
The suit was almost identical to the suit, but instead of being black, it was covered in desert digital camouflage and featured numbers on the chest.
Like the , the suit was almost identical to the , but featured a forest digital camouflage.
Unlike the other suits, the suit is not identical to the suit but the suit. It has a dark green and beige camouflage.
The is also identical to the , but featured a navy blue camouflage.
The black RoboCop suit was used at the demand of Raymond Sellars. It became heavily damaged after RoboCop fought Antoine Vallon's criminals and became even more damaged after he fought OmniCorp's soldiers and EDs. After killing Sellars, the damage included a missing arm, a broken visor and a large hole on the right side of his chest. His body was later replaced with the , likely due to the heavy damage. Sometime later, RoboCop was again equipped with the suit after being repaired.
- Cybernetically enhanced strength:RoboCop's bionic/cybernetic replacements give him a vast amount of strength, much stronger than humans.
- Armored durability:RoboCop's cyborg replacements are made with a high tech armor that is resistant up to caliber, but vulnerable to anything above. He is also less susceptible to injury, even so he still feels pain.
- Cybernetically enhanced speed:RoboCop's bionic replacements make him much faster than humans. He can run at exceptional speed without getting tired.
- Cybernetically enhanced reflexes: RoboCop is faster due to the quantumprocessor in his brain, allowing him to react faster in a given situation. Nevertheless, despite the fast flow of information, without software overriding his decisions, he is therefore still bound by human decision making capacities.
- Cybernetially enhanced senses: RoboCop's sensors allow him to see in the dark using infrared vision.
- Biometric sensors: RoboCop's has internal biometric sensors, allowing him to scan a human subject and perform the following, including scanning a person to determine and assess health or injury. Scanning a persons levels of stress/voice patterns/heartbeat/eye dilation/blood pressure to determine the likelihood of an individual or suspect posing a threat and giving RoboCop ample time to react.
- Database and surveillance connectivity: RoboCop can access police databases and Detroit's CCTV cameras wirelessly, which help locate criminals and their activities easily. He has access to cellphone networks to track suspects not using an encrypted phone. He also has access to archive to terabytes of CCTV footage from to /present day with this footage combined with facial recognition he can effortlessly spot a criminal/felon in a crowd or otherwise instantaneously.
- Tracking: RoboCop can track unencrypted handphone signals.
- Mechanical Limitations: Despite all of RoboCop's technological advances, he is still mostly a machine thus mechanical maintenance is essential requiring servicing and tune ups from time to time.
- Organic Vulnerabilities: What few organic systems still comprise Murphy's body, require a daily intake of proteins, fats, minerals and carbs to feed his remaining organs, he has no digestive system thus he must be "fed" intravenously. Along with blood-cleansing, periodic viral and bacterial-screening, anti-inflammatory corticoids, hormones and antibiotic protocols to maintain the organics left inside the bionics. Without such protocols, the organs and brain would starve without nutrients could become infected and necrotic and cease activity within him.
- Invasive Programming: Being mostly machine RoboCop is subject to core programming, namely that he cannot arrest or harm OCP individuals, even so by virtue of sheer force of will despite threatening shut down, Alex was able to shoot and kill Sellars (OmniCorp's CEO)
Behind the scenes
In the film RoboCop, RoboCop is portrayed by Joel Kinnaman, although sometimes, a CGI RoboCop is used.
RoboCop is the remake of the film of the same name. The film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, a Detroit police officer who is critically injured in the line of duty and subsequently is given new life by OmniCorp, a multinational conglomerate, as the cybernetic police officer RoboCop. The film was directed by José Padilha (Elite Squad) and co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, and Gary Oldman.
The following weapons were used in the film RoboCop ():
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
"TSR 66" (RoboCop Pistol)
RoboCop (Joel Kinnaman) carries a customized taser pistol, which Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), OmniCorp armorer and RoboCop's trainer, refers to as the "TSR 66" (though marketing for the film identified it as the "NI"), as his main sidearm in the film. The pistol is a Beretta with a custom shell that was created using a 3D printer. The weapon fires a smaller scale version of the XREP cartridge made by Taser International, with both standard (less lethal, as the real model) 50, Volt and , Volt lethal settings.
Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley) displays the custom pistol.
Beretta Px4 Storm
Detective Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) uses a Beretta Px4 Storm with extended/threaded barrel as his sidearm before he becomes RoboCop.
Beretta Px4 Storm Inox
Murphy's partner Jack Lewis (Michael K. Williams) uses a Beretta Px4 Storm Inox as his sidearm. The weapon, initially carried in standard form, is later seen with an attached laser aiming device.
Smith & Wesson M&P
Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), OmniCorp armorer and RoboCop's trainer, briefly uses a Smith & Wesson M&P in the film. The gun is fitted with a custom barrel weight that houses a laser.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX
Corrupt Detective Andre Daniels (K.C. Collins) surreptitiously draws a chrome/nickel Desert Eagle Mark XIX when he encounters RoboCop. This firearm is likely chosen because it is referenced in the film that a ' caliber' weapon could kill RoboCop, and the Desert Eagle does have a caliber chambering, a showing of some firearms knowledge and attention to detail on the part of the filmmakers. Another blue-steel Desert Eagle is briefly glimpsed in the film.
OmniCorp guards uses Glock 17 as their standard sidearms. Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) aims and uses a Glock given by a guard at RoboCop during the finale. Another is briefly used by one of Vallon's gunmen during their shootout with Murphy and Lewis.
A low-level arms dealer that Murphy and Lewis deal with near the beginning of the film carries a Ruger KP Murphy disarms him of the weapon and holds it on him during a brief confrontation. The criminal is seen again with the Ruger later in the film.
What appears to be a Taurus PT92AF is used by a hostage-taker during a training simulation.
Heckler & Koch MP7A1
RoboCop (Joel Kinnaman) notably uses a Heckler & Koch MP7A1 when storming the hideout of arms dealer Antoine Vallon. This is a continuity error as RoboCop started out using his 'M2 Battle Rifle' which suddenly switches to the MP7 in the next shot. This error is also continued in the sequence, when the shots jump between RoboCop being seen using the M2 Battle Rifle in his POV while still using the MP7 in the scene (See 'Special' section below).
Heckler & Koch UMP
Vallon's henchmen attack RoboCop with Heckler & Koch UMP submachine guns.
Vallon's henchmen also fire TDI Vector submachine guns at RoboCop.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
One of the henchmen uses a Heckler & Koch MP5A3.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
One of the henchmen uses a Heckler & Koch MP5K fitted with a "UMP"-style stock.
"M2 Battle Rifle"
RoboCop (Joel Kinnaman) uses a customized rifle in the film as his main firearm. Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), OmniCorp armorer and RoboCop's trainer in the movie, identifies the weapon as a "Modified M2 Battle Rifle" and says it is chambered for the Beowulf caliber. Based on the trigger, the weapon seems to have been (like the TSR 66) based on a Beretta pistol with a custom shell and its trigger guard removed.
Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley) displays the weapon.
RoboCop holds the M2 Battle Rifle on a perp.
Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley) is seen armed with a custom rifle during a live-fire training exercise, ID'd in RoboCop's POV as a 'Pulse Rifle'. When the rifle is seen being fired, what appear to be casings are seen expended. Other images show that the rifle appears to have a forward assist of what is likely either an M4A1 or Colt Model
An Iranian insurgent uses an AKM with railed handguards and a grenade launcher to attack ED droids in Tehran.
IWI Galil ACE 21
One of Vallon's henchmen uses an IWI Galil ACE 21 to ambush Murphy and Lewis at a restaurant.
FN FS/F Tactical
The FN FS is shown to Murphy and Lewis during an undercover arms deal. Henchmen are later seen grabbing FN F Tacticals while preparing for RoboCop's arrival.
M4A1 Carbine with M Grenade Launcher
A criminal can be seen loading a M4A1 Carbine with an attached M grenade launcher.
One of Vallon's men is armed with a Colt Model fitted with a round Beta-C drum magazine.
Heckler & Koch G36C
A henchman uses a Heckler & Koch G36C while attacking RoboCop.
Beretta Rx4 Storm
Detroit SWAT officers appear to be armed with the Beretta Rx4 Storm.
IWI Compact Tavor CTAR
OmniCorp security guards use IWI Compact Tavor CTAR bullpup carbines.
IWI Tavor TAR
US soldiers are armed with full-length IWI Tavor TAR bullpup rifles with tan furniture.
Dillon Aero M Minigun
Dillon Aero M Miniguns are mounted on the Enforcement Droids (EDs) in the film.
M Grenade Launcher (Mounted on a KAC Stand Alone Platform)
Iranian insurgents use M grenade launchers mounted on Knights Armament Co. stand alone platforms. In a continuity error, Antoine Vallon (Patrick Garrow) also uses a M when confronting RoboCop.
Sage Control Ordnance Deuce Revolution
In some scenes, Vallon's launcher appears to be a Sage Control Ordnance Deuce Revolution double barreled over-and-under grenade launcher. When Vallon fires his launcher, it turns into an M grenade launcher.
The EM droids are armed with specialized machine pistols.
Evidence Lockup Weapons
When Murphy and Lewis check the evidence lockup after an undercover arms deal, several firearms are seen.
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RoboCop is a American superhero film directed by José Padilha and written by Joshua Zetumer, Nick Schenk, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. It is a remake of the film of the same name also written by Neumeier and Miner. The film stars Joel Kinnaman as the title character, with Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley in supporting roles.
In , OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. While its drones have long been used by the military overseas, their use is forbidden in American law enforcement. However, OmniCorp gets a golden opportunity to crack that market when Detroit cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is critically injured in the line of duty. By transforming Murphy into a cyborg, OmniCorp executives hope to rake in billions for their shareholders, but they forget one thing: There's still a man inside the machine.
- Similar to Dragonball: Evolution, RoboCop is given a very questionable characterization. While making changes to a character is to be expected in an adaptation, the changes given to this incarnation of RoboCop are too drastic, to the point where he doesn't really feel or look like he's actually RoboCop. Also, the RoboCop suit looks nothing like the iconic one from the original three films.
- This film is completely unnecessary, as the third film had already killed the franchise twenty one years earlier. Not to mention the fact that there are many changes to the story compared to the original which do not help in the slightest with its other major flaws.
- Some of the characters from the film like Robocop/Alex Murphy's partner, Anne Lewis (who is replaced by a male person named Jack Lewis), the chief executive of OCP, The Old Man (replaced by Dennett Norton), the Sergeant Warren Reed (replaced by the female Chief Karen Dean), along with fellow villains, Clarence Boddicker, and OCP Senior Vice President, Dick Jones (who is replaced by CEO of OCP Raymond Sellars) do not appear in the remake.
- Mediocre acting by Joel Kinnaman as the titular character.
- A bizzare storyline that is not at least % percent faithful to the original movie.
- Unlike the original classic and second film, which are both R-rated, this is PG, like the last one, which indicates that the violence level is lower than in the first two films.
- Poor grasp to the source material:
- Alex got his accident from a car explosion than being injured by gunmen.
- Robocop's wife and son get a larger role.
- Instead of focusing more on action scenes, it is more of a drama than an action film. In fact, the film feels more like a police drama film.
- The characters are unlikable.
- Poor directing.
- Joel Kinnaman is nothing like Peter Weller's version of RoboCop as he is seriously miscast.
- Poor special effects.
- The humor falls flat compared to the humor in the previous films.
- The soundtrack composed by Pedro Bromfman is very good.
- Decent performances from Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson.
- The action is pretty good, if not as good as the original film.
- It has some decent political and media satire.
- The Ed does appear.
- A direct sequel of that film, RoboCop Returns, will ignore the events of this film and the original two sequels.
RoboCop received mixed reviews from critics, audiences and fans of the original film with praise for some of the cast's performances, action, updates, style and political/media satire, but criticism for its lack of violence, social satire and humor compared to the original film. The film holds a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of /10 and a critic consensus that reads "While it's far better than it could have been, José Padilha's RoboCop remake fails to offer a significant improvement over the original.". On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average based on selected critic reviews, the film has a score of 52 out of based on 41 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a "B+" grade, on an A+ to F scale.
RoboCop opened up at #3 on its opening weekend grossing $21,, domestically. It later made a domestic gross of $58,, In overseas territories, the film grossed $,, Overall, the film made $,, against its $ million budget. The film was deemed a box office bomb.
- There were plans for a sequel and a reboot after it was released. Fortunately, the sequel was cancelled in September after the film failed at the box office.
- Russell Crowe, Michael Fassbender, and Chris Pine were all originally approached for the lead role.
RoboCop ( film)
superhero film by José Padilha
RoboCop is a American superhero film directed by José Padilha and written by Joshua Zetumer, Nick Schenk, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. It is a remake of the film of the same name and the fourth installment of the RoboCop franchise also written by Neumeier and Miner. The film stars Joel Kinnaman as the title character, with Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley in supporting roles.
Screen Gems first announced a remake in , but it was halted one year later. Darren Aronofsky and David Self were originally assigned to direct and write the film, respectively, for a tentative release. The film was delayed numerous times, and Padilha signed on in In March , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (successor company to Orion Pictures until September 11, , the studio that released the original film) announced an August release, but that was then changed to February The principal characters were cast from March to July Principal photography began in September in Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, with additional locations in Hamilton, in Canada, and Detroit in the United States.
The film was released in the United States on February 12, RoboCop received mixed reviews, with praise for some of the cast's performances, action, updates, style and political/media satire, but criticism for its lack of violence, social satire and humor compared to the original film, and grossed $ million against its $ million budget.
In , multinational conglomerate OmniCorp revolutionizes warfare by introducing robotic peacekeepers capable of maintaining law and order. Led by CEO Raymond Sellars, the company moves to market its technology to domestic law enforcement. However, the passage of the Dreyfus Act, forbidding deployment of militarized drones in the United States, prevents this. Aware that most Americans oppose the use of military systems in their communities, Sellars asks Dr. Dennett Norton and his research team to come up with an alternative. The result is a proposal for a cyborg police officer. However, Norton informs Sellars that only someone stable enough to handle being a cyborg can be turned into one, and some candidates are rejected.
A Detroit police detective, Alex Murphy, is chosen after he is critically injured in a car bomb explosion arranged by crime boss Antoine Vallon as revenge for Murphy's investigation into his activities. Norton persuades Murphy's wife, Clara, to sign off on the procedure. Upon waking up and realizing the extent of his transformation, a frustrated Murphy escapes, but Norton shuts him down and brings him back to the lab. As Norton reveals to Murphy that the only remnants of his human body are most of his head (excluding parts of the brain), respiratory organs, heart, and right hand, a disgusted Murphy asks for euthanasia. Norton reminds Murphy about his wife's and son's patience, convincing him to live. During combat training with trainer Rick Mattox, Murphy proves unable to compete with the standard OmniCorp drones efficiently. Norton alters Murphy's programming to make him more efficient by letting drone programming take over his actions, making Murphy think they are his. This re-programming increases Murphy's efficiency dramatically, but leaves him less empathetic, due to his human nature being bypassed. That night, Murphy goes to his house to meet Clara and his son David to make sure they are okay, comforting David.
Shortly before he is publicly unveiled, Murphy has an emotional breakdown, forcing Norton to suppress his emotions. During the ceremony, RoboCop identifies and apprehends a criminal in the crowd. He goes on to reduce crime in Detroit dramatically, simultaneously increasing public support for repealing the Dreyfus Act. Aware that Clara has begun to ask questions, Sellars orders Norton to keep her away from her husband.
Clara nevertheless manages to confront RoboCop, telling him of their son David's nightmares. The experience leads Murphy to override his programming and access the previously sealed files on his attempted murder. From them, he learns his son had PTSD after witnessing the explosion. Murphy pursues Vallon's gang to exact revenge. He takes heavy damage from their armor-piercing weapons, but manages to kill Vallon and his men. Murphy returns to the station and joins with his old partner, Jack Lewis. They confront the two corrupt police officers who betrayed him to Vallon, shooting one and tasing the other. Learning that the Chief of Police was also involved, Murphy moves to arrest her, but is remotely shut down by Mattox.
With the help of pro-OmniCorp talk show host Pat Novak, Sellars uses the incident to get the Dreyfus Act repealed. Clara goes to the press and fiercely demands to see her husband. Fearful of being exposed, Sellars orders Mattox to destroy RoboCop while being repaired, and tricks Clara into thinking that Murphy died. Norton reaches him first and reveals the truth. RoboCop narrowly escapes from the building just as it undergoes lockdown.
Murphy returns and storms the building, fighting his way through the ED drones sent to stop him, while Lewis and his fellow police arrive to hold off the rest of OmniCorp's forces. Mattox subdues Murphy, preparing to finish him off, but is killed by Lewis. Murphy then makes his way to the roof where Sellars is waiting for a helicopter with Clara and David as hostages. Murphy's programming initially prevents him from arresting Sellars. However, he overcomes his programming long enough to kill Sellars when Sellars overconfidently taunts him.
OmniCorp's parent company, OCP, shuts down the project. The President vetoes the repeal of the Dreyfus Act based on Norton's testimony, much to Novak's anger. Murphy's body is rebuilt in Norton's laboratory, and he waits for Clara and David, who are coming to visit him.
- Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, a police detective who is injured in an explosion and transformed into the cyborg RoboCop
- Gary Oldman as Dr. Dennett Norton, Omni foundation chief scientist who creates RoboCop
- Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, the CEO of OmniCorp
- Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, host of The Novak Element and prominent supporter of mechanized crime control
- Abbie Cornish as Clara Murphy, Alex's wife
- Jackie Earle Haley as Rick Mattox, a drone controller and automated military tactician expert responsible for training RoboCop
- Michael K. Williams as Jack Lewis, Alex's best friend and former partner
- Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline, the head of OmniCorp legal affairs
- Jay Baruchel as Tom Pope, the head of marketing for OmniCorp
- Aimee Garcia as Jae Kim, a scientist who works with Dr. Dennett Norton
- John Paul Ruttan as David Murphy, Alex and Clara's son
- Patrick Garrow as Antoine Vallon, a crime-lord
- K. C. Collins as Andre Daniels
- Daniel Kash as John Lake
- Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Karen Dean, a corrupt Detroit chief of police
- Douglas Urbanski as Durant, the mayor of Detroit
- Zach Grenier as Dreyfus, a senator of Michigan
"I wanted to make a film that is passed into the near future. Now the Aronofsky's script was going years in the future when humanity would have lost the notion of morality and the only place wherein could recover this concept was in the RoboCop program. It has nothing to do with what I wanted, so I did not even read the script."
—Padilha, on Darren Aronofsky's script.
Screen Gems first announced that it was working on a new RoboCop film in late ; no further details were given. In November , Bloody Disgusting reported that the RoboCop remake had been halted. In March , RoboCop was mentioned in an MGM press release regarding franchises it would be developing in the future. An MGM poster displayed at the Licensing International Expo of June read, "RoboCop coming " The studio met with Darren Aronofsky to discuss the possibility of him directing the film. At the San Diego Comic-Con International , Aronofsky was confirmed to direct the " RoboCop" film, with David Self writing the script. The release date was postponed to  At the San Diego Comic-Con in July , MGM representatives stated only that the film would be pushed back to Summer or a later date, due to scheduling conflicts with the director (most likely Aronofsky). MGM representatives would neither confirm nor deny if Aronofsky was still connected with the project.
On January 5, , it was reported that the RoboCop remake was indeed on hold and Darren Aronofsky was still attached to direct. When MGM executives, particularly MGM chairperson Mary Parent, saw the immense success of the James Cameron film Avatar, it was clear that they wanted a 3D film for the new RoboCop. Due to the financial state of MGM at the time, without an owner,[clarification needed] and creative disagreements between the studio and Aronofsky, the film remained on hold. On March 2, , it was announced that Brazilian director José Padilha was attached to direct, instead of Aronofsky, mainly because of his commercial success with Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. On March 11, , Sean O'Neal of The A.V. Club stated that up-and-coming screenwriter Joshua Zetumer would write the script. Although Zetumer had been involved with a number of canceled or otherwise stagnant projects, he had also worked on the screenplay for Quantum of Solace. Comparing the new work to the film, Padilha said in , "the environment nowadays is different than the environment in the 80's and the way to explore the concept is different." It was announced in October that the film would get an IMAX release in February  Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer distributed the film in United States, Canada, and worldwide with the exclusion of United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where StudioCanal handled distribution.
On April 12, , rumors stated that MGM was looking at A-list stars such as Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Keanu Reeves to star in the lead role of Alex Murphy/RoboCop in the upcoming remake. On June 16, , pictures of promotional art were released, as well as a sales sheet from the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, NV, promoting a future release of RoboCop which would re-invent the franchise. The promotional material had sparse details of the film but clearly stated that MGM was targeting a release and José Padilha of Elite Squad and Bus fame was confirmed as director of the film. Michael Fassbender,Matthias Schoenaerts, and Russell Crowe were considered to play the title role. On March 3, , it was confirmed that actor Joel Kinnaman would be playing the lead role, and on March 9, , the film was given a release date of August 9, Hugh Laurie was set to play the role of the CEO of OmniCorp on June 13,  but he later declined.Clive Owen was in the running to replace him until Michael Keaton was cast in the role in August Edward Norton, Sean Penn, Gael García Bernal, and Rebecca Hall were initially considered for the roles of Dr. Dennett Norton, Novak, Jack Lewis, and Clara Murphy, respectively. The roles ended up being cast with Gary Oldman,Samuel L. Jackson,Michael K. Williams, and Abbie Cornish.Jackie Earle Haley officially signed on in July to play a "military man named Mattox responsible for training Kinnaman's RoboCop".Jay Baruchel was confirmed to have signed onto the film on July 25, , as Pope, a marketing exec for OmniCorp.Douglas Urbanski, cast as Mayor Durant, is typically a non-actor who is also the decades-long manager and producing partner of Gary Oldman. Rob Bottin's original costume for the title character was re-imagined. Initial reactions were unfavorable and some compared it with Christian Bale's Batman suit in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight films. News reports discussed a "rather derivative" design which "looks more like kevlar body armor than Detroit steel".The Guardian described the new RoboCop as "a crime-fighting machine who is not so much cyborg as skinny bloke in matte-black body armour." and said "The new Robosuit has a scaly, insectoid look to it, with a blacked-out visor rather than the original's steel extended helmet."
Before starting filming, Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles revealed that Padilha called him to admit he was having "the worst experience of his life" and "for every ten ideas he has, nine are cut". Padilha, according to Meirelles, said, "It's hell here. The film will be good, but I have never suffered so much and I don't want to do it again". However, Padilha talked enthusiastically about the project at the San Diego Comic-Con International and in his introduction to the second trailer. Production began in September 
Filming took place in Toronto, Vancouver and other parts of Ontario. Shooting locations within the city included the University of Toronto where a scene was filmed that appeared to be RoboCop being unveiled to the city of Detroit. Filming in Hamilton began on Monday, September 24, for five nights. Streets were closed for each of those days from 6pm to 7am. A spokesperson for MGM confirmed that the film was partially shot in Detroit.
Pedro Bromfman, who collaborated with José Padilha on his Elite Squad films, composed the score.
|1.||"Mattox and Reporters"||Pedro Bromfman|
|2.||"First Day"||Pedro Bromfman|
|3.||"Title Card"||Pedro Bromfman and Basil Poledouris|
|4.||"Restaurant Shootout"||Pedro Bromfman|
|6.||"Calling Home"||Pedro Bromfman|
|7.||"Made in China"||Pedro Bromfman|
|8.||"Fixing RoboCop"||Pedro Bromfman|
|9.||"Uploading Data"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Reputation on the Line"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"RoboCop Presentation"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"If I Had a Pulse"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Going After Jerry"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Vallon's Warehouse"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Murphy's Case is Filed"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"They're Going to Kill Him"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Mattox Is Down"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Clara and David"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Sellars Lies"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Code Red"||Pedro Bromfman|
|" Billion"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Iran Inspection"||Pedro Bromfman|
|"Battling Robots"||Pedro Bromfman|
|1.||"Robocop Original Theme"|
|2.||"Anguish"||Doug Bossi & Justin Knowell|
|3.||"En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor"||Raffi Altounian|
|4.||"Take My Life (Tonite)"||Fame|
|5.||"Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)"||Frank Sinatra|
|7.||"If I Only Had A Heart"||Andrew Page|
|8.||"I Fought The Law"||The Clash|
An OmniCorp website was set up in early A film-specific RoboCop site was launched nearer the release date. A rough trailer and some film footage featuring Samuel L. Jackson's and Michael Keaton's characters was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con International. According to director Padilha, the first theatrical trailer was supposed to debut with Elysium, but it was instead released online on September 5, , and was attached to showings of Riddick. Two further trailers were also released, one of which was uploaded to Yahoo! Movies with an introduction from Padilha, in which he said, "I'm thrilled to have had the chance to direct this movie I'm a fan of the original movie because it was ahead of its time both aesthetically and thematically. Back in '87, it was talking already about automated violence — both in war and law enforcement. And now, we actually have that happening in our lives and it's going to be more and more present. So we already have the drones. Now we're going to have automated robots doing law enforcement and replacing soldiers in the battlefield. So we had a chance to make this movie and talk about this." Two main posters were released in late , with one showing CTBA complex in Madrid. TV spots were uploaded to Sony Pictures and StudioCanal UK's YouTube channels from January A video game for Android and iOS was released as a tie-in to the film.Jada Toys released a range of action figures, including a radio control RoboCop on his Police Cruiser and roleplay merchandise including the new RoboCop helmet and chestplate. Two detailed figures from the film were released in April from Play Arts Kai.[needs update] The company threezero is also creating two RoboCop figures and a camo-coloured ED Four one-shot comic tie-ins were published weekly starting from the week of theatrical release in the US. They were collected in a trade paperback edition under the title RoboCop: The Human Element to coincide with the home media releases.
RoboCop was released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 3, in the United States by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.Best Buy had an exclusive Metalpak edition, while the Target edition came with an exclusive digital download of the previously unreleased comic "Gauntlet". In the UK, an exclusive Amazon steelbook was made available on June 9.
To coincide with the home media releases, Detroit celebrated with "RoboCop Day" on June 3, , during which RoboCop was photographed with fans throughout the city, and threw the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game.
Robocop opened in 3, theaters in The United States and grossed $21,,, with an average of $6, per theater and ranking #3 at the box office. The film ultimately earned $58,, domestically and $,, internationally for a total of $,,, on a $ million budget.
RoboCop received mixed reviews. On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 48% based on reviews and an average rating of / The site's critical consensus reads, "While it's far better than it could have been, José Padilha's RoboCop remake fails to offer a significant improvement over the original." On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average based on selected critic reviews, the film has a score of 52 out of based on 41 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a "B+" grade, on an A+ to F scale.
RoboCop received several comparisons to the film; the consensus was that it fell short. Guy Lodge of Variety said that "It's a less playful enterprise than the original, but meets the era's darker demands for action reboots with machine-tooled efficiency and a hint of soul." Leslie Felperin from The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the remake "has a better cast, more meticulous script and, naturally, flashier effects, but it lacks the original's wit and subversive slipperiness." Andrew Osmond from SFX says, "It's not a classic like Paul Verhoeven's original, but it is an excellent, intelligent SF drama", believing it is "one of the boldest Hollywood reboots we've seen yet."
Chris Hewitt from Empire wrote, "there's a sense that Padilha, or perhaps his corporate overlords, don't really get what made the original so special."Nigel Andrews from Financial Times called it "a leaden, needless remake".Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian wrote it was "a dumbed-down shoot-em-up frontloaded with elaborate but perfunctory new 'satirical' material in which the movie loses interest with breathtaking speed". His fellow Guardian film critic Mark Kermode rated it 3 out of 5 stars, writing that "against the odds, this emerges as far less depressing fare than one might have expected, retaining the key elements of political satire and philosophical musings that powered Verhoeven's original" and "at least it appears to have been made by someone who understands what made the original great."
Nancy Allen, who played Anne Lewis in the original trilogy, did not like the remake, as she pointed to a lack of ideas from major movie studios as part of the reason for the seemingly endless glut of remakes, and stated that she did not think one should "remake iconic films." Allen went on to praise the original's script and crew, however.
On September 11, , Den of Geek reported that Sony was working on a sequel, though plans subsequently changed.
In July , it was announced the series would again be rebooted with a film directed by Neill Blomkamp, titled RoboCop Returns, which will serve as a direct sequel to Verhoeven's original film and ignore the events of previous sequels and the reboot.
On August 15, , Blomkamp announced that he was no longer directing the film as he is focusing on directing a horror movie instead. On November 20, , Abe Forsythe was set to direct.
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Wiki) robocop (2014
RoboCop is a science fictionaction film, directed by Paul Verhoeven. It features a dystopian near-future, set in Detroit, Michigan. Violent crime is out of control, and the city is in financial ruin. The city hires the megacorporationOmni Consumer Products (OCP) to operate the police department, in effect privatizing it. OCP is interested in rebuilding "Old Detroit" and replacing it with what they call "Delta City". Before this large construction project can begin, OCP wishes to end crime in the city, and creates RoboCop.
- [Jones directs Kinney to threaten ED Kinney points a gun at the robot.]
- ED: Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply.
- Jones: I think you'd better do what he says, Mr. Kinney.
- [Alarmed, Kinney quickly tosses the gun away. ED steps forward and growls menacingly.]
- ED: You now have 15 seconds to comply. You are in direct violation of Penal Code , Section 9.
- [Everyone in the room panics; Kinney tries to hide among them, but is pushed back into open range]
- ED: You have 5 seconds to comply. 4. 3. 2. 1. I am now authorized to use physical force![Violently Shoots Kinney repeatedly until one of the technicians pulls the plug, shutting down ED]
- [After the malfunctioning of ED experience in a board meeting, killing Kinney in the boardroom.]
- Bob Morton: Somebody wanna call a goddamn paramedic?! Let's go, Johnson!
- Donald Johnson: Did you pull the plug on this thing?
- [As one of the staff members try to touch kinney]
- Donald Johnson: Don't touch him. [As one of the staff members try to touch Kinney again.] DON'T TOUCH HIM!
- Donald Johnson: [dialing the phone] He didn't hear it?!
- The Old Man: [to Dick Jones] Dick, I'm very disappointed.
- Dick Jones: I'm sure it's only a glitch. A temporary setback.
- The Old Man: You call this a glitch?! We're scheduled to begin construction in 6 months. Your temporary setback could cost us 50 million dollars in interest payments alone!
- [Clarence Boddicker and his crew are fleeing an armed robbery]
- Clarence Boddicker:[opening up boxes of charred money] Shit! I don't believe it!
- Bobby: What?
- Clarence Boddicker: You! You burnt the fucking money!
- Bobby: I had to blow the door! What do you want?
- Clarence Boddicker: It's as good as marked, you asshole! [throws the money in Bobby's face] You stupid, stupid asshole! [Emil, the driver, pounds the dashboard]
- Emil M. Antonowsky: CLARENCE!
- Clarence Boddicker: What do you want?!
- Emil M. Antonowsky: We've got a cop on our tail! [The gang members pump their shotguns. Leon Nash walks over to the back window, looks out and sees Murphy and Lewis's police car behind them]
- Leon Nash: Move it! Bring it up!
- Joe P. Cox: Move it!
- Emil M. Antonowsky: Hey, hey! This crate ain't going to outrun a cop!
- Clarence Boddicker: Slow down, then!
- Emil M. Antonowsky: What, are you crazy, man?! [Boddicker strikes Emil with his fists]
- Clarence Boddicker: Shut the fuck up and do it! Just do it!
- [Cut to Murphy and Lewis in the cruiser]
- Alex Murphy: Central, this is We are in pursuit of suspects. Request backup.
- Dispatcher: Roger, Back up is currently unavailable.
- Alex Murphy:[to Lewis] Give me your piece. [He straps on his helmet and loads his and Lewis's pistols]
- Dispatcher: Backup ETA, 15 minutes.
- [Cut to the panel truck]
- Clarence Boddicker: Bobby, get the door! Everybody load up!
- Leon C. Nash: All right, let's go! Come on! [Everybody checks their weapons and aims them at the back doors]
- Alex Murphy: OK!
- Anne Lewis: All right. Go. [Murphy leans his head out the window, and the police car catches up to the panel truck]
- Clarence Boddicker: NOW! [Bobby kicks open the back doors and the gang opens fire, only to notice the police car has vanished]
- Leon C. Nash: What the fuck? Where did he go?!
- Clarence Boddicker: Emil!
- Emil M. Antonowsky:[looks out the passenger's window] Here! He's up here! [Murphy and Lewis are driving right next to the truck. Boddicker fires his shotgun out the window, and Murphy fires back]
- Gang members: Jesus!
- [The police car falls back behind the panel truck. Murphy continues shooting, until Bobby falls, hit in the legs]
- Clarence Boddicker: Get him! [Nash rushes over to the back door and fires, bullets hitting the roof lights and cracking the windshield]
- Bobby: Ah, shit, Clarence! My leg!
- Clarence Boddicker: Leon! Pick him up!
- [Murphy, outside, reloads his pistol. Inside, the gang members pull Bobby to his feet]
- Clarence Boddicker: Can you fly, Bobby?
- Bobby: Clarence, no! [The gang members heave Bobby out the doors and he lands on the police car's windshield. Lewis panics, and spins out]
- [In the abandoned warehouse, Lewis catches Boddicker gang member Joe Cox urinating.]
- Anne Lewis: Okay. Let's see those hands, nice and easy.
- Joe Cox: Sure. Mind if I… zip this up?
- [Lewis takes his eyes of him for a second; Cox punches Lewis off the catwalk]
- [Emil reaches for a shotgun after Murphy kills his TV watching friend Dougy]
- Alex Murphy: Go ahead and do it. Dead or alive, you're coming with me. [on radio] Lewis? Lewis? Lewis, I've got a situation here. [to Emil] Okay, tough guy, get up. Get up! Turn around. Spread your legs! That's right. [Murphy hoists Emil to his feet and turns him around]
- [Lewis stumbles to her feet as she recovers from being pushed down by Joe Cox]
- Alex Murphy:[on radio] Lewis, where are you? Are you all right? [Murphy is holding his pistol to the back of Emil's head] Put your hands on your head. Lewis? [He takes out his handcuffs, only to hear shotguns being pumped. He looks up and sees Steve Minh and Leon Nash standing at the top of two different staircases]
- Leon C. Nash: Why don't you let us take over from here, Emil? [Emil spins, grabs Murphy's pistol and throws it in a container. Nash and Minh advance down the steps, shotguns trained on Murphy. As they approach, Emil grabs his own shotgun, pumps it, and puts the barrel to Murphy's neck]
- Emil M. Antonowsky: Your ass is mine!
- Clarence Boddicker: No! Not yet, it ain't.
- [Boddicker enters the room, holding a shotgun in his hand]
- Clarence Boddicker: Well what have we here? [He unbuckles Murphy's helmet and puts it on Emil] You a good cop, hotshot? [Emil chuckles] Well sure you are! [steps to Murphy's right side] Boy, you must be some kind of agreat cop, coming here all by yourself.
- [Boddicker hits Murphy in the legs with the butt of his weapon]
- Clarence Boddicker: Where's your partner? [kicks Murphy] Where's your partner?! [Joe Cox enters]
- Joe P. Cox: Well, guys, the other one was upstairs. She was swe-e-e-e-e-e-t, oom, oom, oom! I took her out! [cackles]
- [Boddicker kicks Murphy again and Cox pumps his shotgun]
- Clarence Boddicker: I bet that really pisses you off. [a gang member chuckles] You probably don't think I'm a very nice guy, do ya?
- Alex Murphy: Buddy, I think you're slime. [The gang members laugh loudly]
- Clarence Boddicker: See, I got this problem. Cops don't like me. So I don't like cops. [aims his shotgun across Murphy] Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na[shoots off Murphy's right hand] Well, give the man a hand!
- [The gang members laugh. Murphy clutches his bleeding right stump with his left hand]
- Clarence Boddicker: He's all yours. [Murphy stands up and attempts to limp away]
- Emil M. Antonowsky: All right, look out! Two in a row! [to Murphy] Hey, pretty boy! Hey, over here! [Murphy turns around and Emil fires his shotgun, Murphy's entire arm comes off. Murphy screams as the gang proceeds to empty their shotguns into him]
- Joe P. Cox: I'm out of ammo.
- [Boddicker casually lights a cigarette]
- Emil M. Antonowsky: Hey Clarence, he's still alive. [Murphy screams in agony]
- Joe P. Cox:[in singsong voice] Does it hurt? Does it hurt? [The gang members laugh]
- [Boddicker walks over and produces a pistol]
- Clarence Boddicker: OK, fun's over. [shoots Murphy in the face; Murphy drops dead] Okay, let's get out of here.
- Joe P. Cox: Good night, sweet prince! [laughs as he and the gang depart]
- [The RoboCop team wheels their equipment into the station as a drunk talks to the desk sergeant.]
- Prisoner: I-I'm what you call a repeat offender. I repeat, I will offend again! I get my orders from a higher source.
- Sergeant Warren Reed: Shut up, asshole.
- [Staring at the not-yet-revealed-to-the-audience RoboCop.]
- Bob Morton: You're going to be a bad motherfucker!
- [Morton tests his new creation.]
- Bob Morton: What are your prime directives?
- RoboCop: Serve the public trust. Protect the innocent. Uphold the law.
- [Bob Morton is washing his hands in an OCP bathroom when Dick Jones shows up behind him]
- Dick Jones: Congratulations, Bob. I remember when I was a young executive at this company. We used to call the old man funny names. "Iron Butt", "Boner", once I even called him "asshole". But there was always respect. I always knew where the line was drawn. And you just stepped over it, buddy-boy. You've insulted me. And you've insulted this company with that bastard creation of yours. I had a guaranteed military sale with ED Renovation program. Spare parts for 25 years. Who cares if it worked or not?
- Bob Morton: The old man thought it was pretty important Dick.
- Dick Jones: You know he's a sweet old man. And he means well. But he's not gonna live forever. And I'm number two around here. Pretty simple math, huh, Bob? You just fucked with the wrong guy!
- Bob Morton: You're out of your fucking mind!
- Dick Jones: You better pray that that unholy monster of yours doesn't screw up.
- [Repeated line from a TV program.]
- Bixby Snyder: I'd buy that for a dollar!
- [RoboCop calmly bashes a violent convenience-store robber, then turns to the proprietors.]
- RoboCop: Thank you for your cooperation. Good night.
- [RoboCop stops a rape attempt by firing through the woman's dress into the testicles of one rapist, then turns to the other.]
- RoboCop: Your move, creep.
- [Former city councilman Ron Miller is holding the mayor hostage. The negotiator is trying to stall him as RoboCop makes his way up]
- Lt. Hedgecock: [on megaphone] Okay, Miller. Don't hurt the mayor; we'll give you what you want.
- Ron Miller: First, don't fuck with me! I'm a desperate man! And second, I want some fresh coffee. And third, I want a recount! And no matter how it turns out, I want my old job back!
- Lt. Hedgecock: Okay.
- Ron Miller: And I want a bigger office! And I want a new car! And I want the city to pay for it all!
- Lt. Hedgecock: What kind of car, Miller?
- Ron Miller: Something with reclining leather seats, that goes really fast, and gets really shitty gas mileage!
- Lt. Hedgecock: How about the, uh, SUX?
- Ron Miller: Yeah! Okay, sure! What about cruise control? Does it come with cruise control?
- Lt. Hedgecock: Hey, no problem, Miller. Let the mayor go, we'll even throw in a Blaupunkt. [beat]
- Ron Miller: [angrily] Lieutenant, don't jerk me off! When people jerk me off, I kill them! You wanna see?! [Walks over to the mayor] Get up. Get up, your honor. Get up. Get up! Your public wants to see you. [He pulls the mayor to the window and puts his submachine gun to his head] Nobody ever takes me seriously! Well, get serious now, and kiss the mayor's ass goodbye!
- [RoboCop punches through the wall behind Miller, grabs him and pulls him backwards, his gun firing wildly into the ceiling. RoboCop then spins Miller and punches him out a glass window where he falls to the pavement]
- Reporter: Robo, excuse me, Robo! Any special message for all the kids watching at home?
- RoboCop: Stay out of trouble.
- RoboCop: Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere, there is a crime happening.
- [RoboCop confronts Antonowsky, holding up a gas station.]
- RoboCop: Drop it! Dead or alive, you're coming with me.
- Emil Antonowsky: I know you. You're dead! We killed you! We killed you!
- [Clarence enters Bob Morton's house, draws a gun on him and brings him into his living room, where he notices two women are sitting down.]
- Clarence Boddiker: Bitches, leave!
- [Boddicker meets with Sal in the latter's drug factory.]
- Clarence Boddicker: I dunno, I dunno, maybe I'm just not making myself clear. I don't want to fuck with you, Sal, but I've got the connections, I've got the sales organization, I got the muscle to shove enough of this factory so far up your stupid wop ass, that you'll shit snow for a year!
- Sal: Frankie, blow this cocksucker's head off.
- [Sal's men pull weapons on Boddicker and his crew, who draw their own weapons.]
- Clarence Boddicker: Ooh, guns, guns, guns! Come on, Sal! The Tigers are playing [slaps the table] tonight! I never miss a game.
- [Then Sal jesters his men to lower their guns]
- Sal: [chuckles] Just kidding.
- . . .
- [RoboCop bashes his way into the factory.]
- RoboCop: Come quietly or there will be trouble.
- Steve Minh: Aww, fuck you!
- [RoboCop enters Dick Jones's office to arrest him.]
- Dick Jones: You know, I usually don't see anybody without an appointment, but in your case, I'll make an exception.
- RoboCop: You are under arrest.
- Dick Jones: Oh? On what charge?
- RoboCop: Aiding and abetting a known felon.
- Dick Jones: Sounds like I'm in a lot of trouble. [holds out hands, as if preparing to be cuffed] You'd better take me in!
- RoboCop: I will.
- [But before he can do so, "Directive 4" interferes with RoboCop's attempt to arrest Jones]
- Dick Jones: What's the matter, officer? I'll tell you what's the matter. It's a little insurance policy called "Directive 4", my contribution to your very psychological profile. Any attempt to arrest a senior officer of OCP results in shutdown. What did you think? That you were an ordinary police officer? You're our product. And we can't very well have our products turning against us, can we?
- [Writhing, Robocop briefly manages to hold up his gun]
- Dick Jones: Ah. Still a little fight left in you. Maybe you'd like to meet a friend of mine?
- [Jones picks up and activates a remote; ED enters the room]
- Dick Jones: I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake. Now it's time to erase that mistake.
- Clarence Boddicker: Hey, Dickey-boy, how's tricks?
- Dick Jones: That thing is still alive.
- Clarence Boddicker: I don't know what you're talking about.
- Dick Jones: The police officer who arrested you, the one you spilled your guts to.
- Clarence Boddicker: Hey, take a look at my face, Dick! He was trying to kill me!
- Dick Jones: He's a cyborg, you idiot! He recorded every word you said! His memories are admissable as evidence! You involved me! You're gonna have to kill it.
- Clarence Boddicker: Well, listen, chiefyour company built the fucking thing! Now I gotta deal with it?! I don't have time for this bullshit! [heads for the door]
- Dick Jones: Suit yourself, Clarence. But Delta City begins construction in two months. That's two million workers living in trailers. That means drugs. Gambling. Prostitution. [Boddicker stops, backtracks into the room] Virgin territory for the man who knows how to open up new markets. One man could control it all, Clarence.
- Clarence Boddicker: Well, I guess we're gonna be friends after all… Richard.
- [Jones tosses Boddicker RoboCop's tracker.]
- Dick Jones: Destroy it.
- Clarence Boddicker: Gonna need some major firepower. You got access to military weaponry?
- Dick Jones: We practically are the military.
- Clarence Boddicker: Cobra Assault Cannon! State of the art "bang-bang"!
- [Emil takes the launcher from Clarence and blows up a store with it]
- Emil M. Antonowsky: I LIKE IT!
- [Boddicker spears RoboCop with a sharp metal pole.]
- Clarence Boddicker: Sayonara, RoboCop!
- [RoboCop spears Boddicker's neck with his data spike.]
- [Seriously wounded, Lewis and RoboCop look at each other across a muddy pit.]
- Lewis: Murphy! I'm a mess!
- RoboCop: They'll fix you. They fix everything.
- [Robocop forces the doors open on a high level conference meeting of OCP senior personnel.]
- Old Man: How can we help you, officer?
- Robocop: Dick Jones is wanted for murder.
- Dick Jones: This is absurd! Thatthingis a violent, mechanical psychopath!
- Robocop: My program will not allow me to act against an officer of this company.
- Old Man: These are serious charges. What is your evidence?
- [Robocop moves toward the TV monitors, and plays back Dick Jones's statement.]
- Dick Jones: [on recording] I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake; now it's time to erase that mistake.
- [Robocop plays the recording repeatedly. Jones pulls a gun on the Old Man.]
- Dick Jones: I want a chopper! Now! We will walk to the roof, very calmly! I will board the chopper with my hostage. Anybody tries to stop me, the old geezer gets it!
- [Robocop aims his firearm in the general direction of Dick Jones, but makes no attempt to shoot him.]
- The Old Man: Dick, you're fired!
- [Directive 4 disappears from RoboCop's vision.]
- RoboCop: Thank you.
- [The Old Man elbows Jones in the stomach and gets away. RoboCop shoots Jones several times, eventually blowing him out a window.]
- [Lt. Hedgecock and his team betrays Detroit Police and following Dick Jones' orders to destroy Robocop]
- Kaplan:[shouts] Hey wait a second!
- Manson:[furiously] He's a cop for god's sake!
- Ramirez: Hedgecock you can't do that!
- Lt. Hedgecock: We had orders to destroy it.
- Manson: Ah shit!
- Kaplan:[disgusted and walks off with Manson and the others] You're maniacs!
- [Robocop escapes into parking level 3 and a police car stops in front of him]
- Anne Lewis: [climbs out of her car to a damaged Robocop] Murphy! Murphy, it's me! Lewis. [Robocop lifts his arm to Lewis and helps him board on her car]
- Lt. Hedgecock's man 1: [notices Anne Lewis and Robocop] Lieutenant! Level 3! He's on Level 3!
- Lt. Hedgecock's man 2: Over here! [Anne Lewis boards her car]
- Lt. Hedgecock: Open fire! [Anne Lewis drives her car as her former comrade and his men open fire]
- [last lines]
- Old Man:[to RoboCop] Nice shootin', son. What's your name?
- RoboCop:[stops and turns around; to Old Man] Murphy. [warmly smiles and walks out]
- Part Man. Part Machine. All Cop.
- The future of law enforcement.
- It’s certainly the most challenging role I’ve ever done. To bring that alive, much of it is thanks to Moni Yakim [the head of the Movement Department at Juilliard], Moni Yakim, the writers [Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner], and Paul Verhoeven. That quadrant of people all infused to make that thing, and Rob Bottin, the makeup artist, and Stephan Dupuis, the guy who put on the prosthetics. I dunno, that was just… I knew I was making a good film. When I met Paul Verhoeven in a hotel room in New York, I knew that, because Paul was directing it, it was going to be great. I knew it was going to have something of a moral opera in it and that he was not going to miss the universal morality in this. He was not going to just make an action movie. And it’s a very funny movie and a brilliant sort of social commentary. When I met Verhoeven, I’d seen all his movies, and I just knew he’d be fantastic. And to be feeling the feelings I felt when I met him… I mean, he was intimidating, but I knew that, with his expertise, he’d be executing something non-ephemeral and awakening certain aspects of social morality that’ll last. That movie will be around forever, man.
- I feel good about playing a robot in that I’m playing a human being who has been transformed into a cyborg. Aside from the action-adventure, the corruption, corporate machinery gone berserk and so on, the heart of all this is a morality tale. It’s like Beauty and the Beast, or the Tin Man of The Wizard of Oz. It’s a great little jewel of a human story.
- I worked with a mime for four months. We wanted to take a human being and transform him into a robot, walking in a suit in such a way that was stylized, attractive, yet computerized and the mechanical without being ‘mimelike.’ In essence, we wanted to have some humanity breathe through this robotic thing.
- The guys that shot me are part of the military-industrial complex. These ‘powers that be’ manage the police force and are also behind the cybernetic cop idea. They are also the people who are feeding the drug wars, so they can build more robots and fight the drug wars they themselves created! All these people are guilty-not only the people who shot me, but the people who made me, too. When they realize that Robo has found out the truth about them, they try to kill me.
- Peter Weller, "Code Name: RoboCop" by Eric Niderost StarLog Magazine as quoted by Robocop Database
- RoboCop, a futuristic story about a policeman shot to death and then revived after all parts of his body have been replaced by artificial substitutes, introduces a more tragic note: the hero who finds himself literally "between two deaths"—clinically dead and at the same time provided with a new, mechanical body—starts to remember fragments of his previous, "human" life and thus undergoes a process of resubjectivication, changing gradually back from pure incarnated drive to a being of desire. () [I]f there is a phenomenon that fully deserves to be called the "fundamental fantasy of contemporary mass culture," it is this fantasy of the return of the living dead: the fantasy of a person who does not want to stay dead but returns again and again to pose a threat to the living.
Encyclopedic article on RoboCop at Wikipedia
RoboCop is a remake of the film of the same name. It is directed by José Padilha.
In , multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years but the Dreyfus Act, a publicly-supported act preventing drones from being allowed to bear firearms, prevents the drones from being used locally. OmniCorp CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) has his marketing team, in conjunction with scientist Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), create a new law enforcement product by combining human and machine in the hopes of changing public opinion and raising OmniCorp's profits.
Policeman Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is critically injured by a car bomb planted by crooked cops outside his house under the payroll of local crime boss Antoine Vallon (Patrick Garrow). Norton picks Murphy for the RoboCop program, and after getting consent from Murphy's wife, Clara (Abbie Cornish), has him outfitted with the RoboCop body and software, which gives him enhanced strength along with instant computing information in his brain. Alex at first rejects his current condition, but is convinced by Norton to be strong for his wife and son. Rick Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), OmniCorp's military tactician, is skeptical of Alex's abilities and points out he will never be as efficient as a drone. In order to make Alex perform better, Norton tampers with Alex's brain, making him believe that his tactical decisions are his own when he is actually executing programs.
While preparing for a public press conference to unveil RoboCop, Alex is emotionally overwhelmed and has a seizure while downloading the police database information into his brain. Pressed for time, Norton has Alex's brain chemistry altered, lowering his dopamine levels until he no longer displays any emotions. Under control, Alex attends the press conference, where he ignores his waiting wife and son, and efficiently apprehends a criminal in the crowd. RoboCop is a public relations success, and afterward Alex is successful in drastically reducing the crime rate in Detroit. Public opinion on the Dreyfus Act begins to turn.
Clara, who has been prevented by OmniCorp from seeing Alex, manages to confront her husband as he is leaving the station, telling him about his son David's nightmares. Alex leaves, but then overrides his programming and detours from his current case to go to his house. He reviews the CCTV footage of his accident and realizes that David saw his body and was traumatized by it. Alex then pursues Vallon for revenge, tracking him down to a warehouse where Alex then kills everyone. Alex then returns to the station to apprehend the two cops who sold him out; they tell him that the Chief of Police is in on it. Alex shoots one cop non-fatally and stuns the other, and is about to arrest Chief of Police Karen Dean (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) when Mattox, who has been given full access to the RoboCop program, remotely shuts him down.
Sellars decides to spin this turn of events to his advantage, via television presenter Pat Novak (Samuel L. Jackson), who thanks RoboCop for revealing the fallibility of the police, and points out that drones are incorruptible. A repeal of the Dreyfus Act goes underway, with votes overwhelmingly in support of the repeal. Sellars tells Norton that RoboCop is no longer relevant, and sends Mattox to destroy him. Norton reaches Alex in the lab first and has him brought back to consciousness, telling him everything. Alex, feeling betrayed, goes after Sellars.
Sellars has the OmniCorp building shut down and armed with drones. Alex manages to gain entry with the help of his former partner, Jack Lewis (Michael K. Williams) and other police officers. Alex encounters Mattox and is almost at defeat, but Mattox is shot by Lewis, who is shot non-fatally. Alex reaches the roof, where Sellars is waiting for a helicopter and has Clara and David as hostages. Alex's programming prevents him from arresting Sellars, but he manages to overcome it just long enough to shoot Sellars, killing him.
In the closing scenes, OmniCorp's parent company, OCP, decides to review the drone and RoboCop program. The President vetoes the repeal of the Dreyfus Act based on the testimony of Norton, who confesses everything they'd done in the RoboCop program. Alex's body is rebuilt in Norton's laboratory, and then he waits for Clara and David, who are coming to visit him.
Production history ()
This is the first RoboCop to be shown in the ratio.
New RoboCop design tease
The idea of a RoboCop remake or "re-imagining" has been in development hell for many years.
Sony Pictures (Screen Gems division) first announced that it was working on a new RoboCop film in late ; no further details were given. In November , Bloody Disgusting reported that the RoboCop remake had been halted.
The film has a budget of $ million (US) according to IMDB.com and is written by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and Joshua Zetumer.
Joel Kinnaman, star of the series The Killing, landed the lead role in the next remake of Robocop.
On October 15, , it was announced that Sony Pictures moved back Elysium to August 9, and pushed Robocop to February 7,
The first official image released related to the project was the new design for ED, via the viral marketing campaign site OmniCorp.com.
RoboCop was met with overall mixed reception and currently holds a "Rotten" 49% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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