"We've Got the Future Under Control."
The RoboCop is an American superhero cyberpunk media franchise featuring the futuristic adventures of Alex Murphy, a Detroit, Michigan police officer, mortally wounded in the line of duty who is converted into a powerful cyborg brand named Robocop at the behest of a powerful mega-corporation, Omni Consumer Products. Thus equipped, Murphy battles both violent crime in a severely decayed city and the blatantly corrupt machinations within OCP.
Director: Jose Padilha
Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton
It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name and a reboot of the RoboCop film series, making it the fourth installment of the franchise.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
RoboCop 3 (1993)
Director: Fred Dekker
Cast: Robert John Burke, Remy Ryan, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy, Mako, C. C. H. Pounder
It's Megacop vs. Megacop when Detroit's cyborg crime-fighter hits the streets to protect the innocentthis time from coporate greed! Laced with a sardonic sense of humor (Drama-Logue) and packed with action scenes coming at a deliberate clip (Boxoffice), Robocop 3 is thrilling sci-fi adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat! When the ruthless corporation that runs Motor City begins kicking families out of their homes to clear space for a profitable new real estate project, Robocop (Robert John Burke, Copland) joins forces with a renegade band offreedom fighters to save them. But Robocop must face some deadly foes, including a lethally efficient android and a dangerous gang of thugs. Robocop's latest arsenal of high-tech weaponry only somewhat evens the battlefield as this one lone superhero takes on the entire army of corporate militia inan all-out war to control Detroit!
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan, Gabriel Damon
After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer. But as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Kane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path uses Kane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer
A sadistic crime wave is sweeping across America. In Old Detroit, the situation is so bad a private corporation has assumed control of the police force. An ambitious young executive and his research team create a law enforcement cyborg from the body of a slain officer. Prepare yourself for non-stop action and adventure in one of the most explosive sci-fi stories you'll ever witness.
Peter Weller as Officer Alex Murphy / RoboCop
"RoboCop was written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. Neumeier stated that he first got the idea of RoboCop when he walked with a friend past a poster for Blade Runner. He asked his friend what the film was about and his friend replied, "It's about a cop hunting robots". For him, this sparked the idea about a robot cop. Allegedly, while the two were attempting to pitch the screenplay to Hollywood executives, they were accidentally stranded at an airplane terminal with a high-ranking movie executive for several hours. Here, they were able to speak to him about the project, and thus began the series of events which eventually gave rise to RoboCop the movie."
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