Paul Verhoeven (1987)

18 Certificate
Friday 3:25am - 5:10am Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller


Our Score
Hi-tech meets High Noon in this deft science-fiction masterpiece from Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, which delivers on both violent action and satirical fronts. Peter Weller gives a great mime performance as the Detroit cop of the near future, resurrected as a cyborg, who goes head-hunting the sadistic gang responsible for his plight as his human memory begins to return. But it's Verhoeven's scabrous dissection of American social issues, trashy sitcom culture and corporate greed that makes this comic-book opus such a subversive and thought-provoking edge-of-the-seat treat.


A police officer in a future Detroit ravaged by crime is seemingly killed in the line of duty, but is rebuilt as a law-enforcing cyborg by the corporation that has taken over running the force. He begins to remember his human life and seeks to bring his killers to justice - a mission that leads him to turn on his corrupt corporate masters. Sci-fi thriller, starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox and Miguel Ferrer.

Cast & Crew

Officer Alex J Murphy/RoboCop Peter Weller
Officer Anne Lewis Nancy Allen
Dick Jones Ronny Cox
Bob Morton Miguel Ferrer
The Old Man Dan O'Herlihy
Clarence Boddicker Kurtwood Smith
Sgt Warren Reed Robert DoQui
Leon Nash Ray Wise
Johnson Felton Perry
Emil Antonowsky Paul McCrane
Director Paul Verhoeven
see more

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse and brief nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray