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RoboCop

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1987
  • Paul Verhoeven
  • 98 mins
  • 18

Summary

Satirical science-fiction thriller starring Peter Weller and Nancy Allen. In futuristic Old Detroit a large conglomerate is now responsible for policing the city. When a young cop is murdered by a ruthless gang, his body is transformed into a computerised cyborg programmed to fight crime. But the human side of the "perfect" cop is soon seeking revenge on his killers.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Hi-tech meets High Noon in this deft science-fiction masterpiece from director Paul Verhoeven, which delivers on both violent action and satirical fronts. Peter Weller stars as the Detroit cop of the near future who is gunned down and resurrected as a cyborg. As his human memory begins to return, he sets about hunting down the gang responsible for his plight. With its scabrous dissection of American social issues, sitcom culture and corporate greed, Verhoeven's comic-book opus emerges as a subversive and thought-provoking edge-of-the-seat treat.

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Credits

Cast

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Murphy / RoboCopPeter Weller
Officer Anne LewisNancy Allen
Old manDan O'Herlihy
Dick JonesRonny Cox
Clarence BoddickerKurtwood Smith
Robert MortonMiguel Ferrer
Sergeant ReedRobert DoQui
LeonRay Wise
JohnsonFelton Perry
EmilPaul McCrane

Crew

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DirectorPaul Verhoeven

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1988-02-05
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse and brief nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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