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RoboCop 2

RoboCop 2

Irvin Kershner (1990)

111min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
In this efficient but rather empty retread of the original, Peter Weller returns as the cyborg policeman patrolling the mean streets of Detroit. Daniel O'Herlihy, ostensibly the good tycoon from the first film, becomes the bad guy this time around when he teams up with psycho Tom Noonan (Manhunter) to destroy his company's creation. It's once again a spectacularly violent affair and the satirical news items still provide a chuckle or two, but, sadly, under Irvin Kershner's stolid direction, it lacks the gloriously black excess of Paul Verhoeven's first film. Nevertheless, it has proved to be a very serviceable franchise; a second sequel, a children's animated series and a live-action TV spin-off followed.

Summary

The cybernetic law enforcer returns to battle a deranged drug lord. Meanwhile, he is unaware the corporation that created him has scheduled his replacement by a more powerful version. To complete the new cyborg, they need a human brain, and a renegade scientist secretly implants the injured drug lord's brain into the robot, transforming it into an uncontrollable killing machine. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Tom Noonan and Belinda Bauer.

Cast & Crew

RoboCop Peter Weller
Officer Anne Lewis Nancy Allen
Dr Juliette Faxx Belinda Bauer
Old man Dan O'Herlihy
Cain Tom Noonan
Hob Gabriel Damon
Mayor Kuzak Willard Pugh
Duffy Stephen Lee
Donald Johnson Felton Perry
Dr Garcia Patricia Charbonneau
Frank, the chemist Frank Miller
Angie Galyn Gorg
Director Irvin Kershner
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd Guidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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