RoboCop (1987)

Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement.

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Podcast Release Date:
Jan 14, 2014

Robocop Series Episode 1

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Robocop has been the star of numerous comic books, TV series, cartoons, video games, and more. His legacy is even worthy of a cinematic remake, hitting theaters in February, 2014. It’s quite the achievement for a character that no director wanted to touch until Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven brought his ultra-violent, satirical aesthetic to the character. The film was originally given an X-rating for violence and decried for its gratuitous gore, but it was a box office success and became a cult hit. Now, in preparation for the new Robocop film, Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob look back at the original. Do the film’s sci-fi elements and cynical view of corporate America hold up today? Listen to find out!

Explicit: This is an uncensored podcast which may contain strong language and adult content that is not appropriate for all ages.

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Movie Details

Original Title
Paul Verhoeven
Arne Schmidt
Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner
Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Wise, Felton Perry, Paul McCrane, Jesse D. Goins, Robert DoQui, Dan O'Herlihy, Sage Parker, Stephen Berrier, John S. Davies, Tyress Allen, Kevin Page, Charles Carroll, Gregory Poudevigne, Gene Wolande, Michael Gregory, Lee de Broux, Rick Lieberman, Calvin Jung, Del Zamora, Karen Radcliffe, Darryl Cox, Jerry Haynes, Bill Schockley, Donna Keegan, Mike Moroff, Marjorie Rynearson, Jo Livingston, Joan Pirkle, Diane Robin, Adrianne Sachs, Maarten Goslins, Angie Bolling, Jason Levine, S.D. Nemeth, Bill Farmer, Michael Hunter, Spencer Prokop, L.J. King, David Packer, Leeza Gibbons, Mario Machado, Laird Stuart, Neil Summers, Edward Edwards, Freddie Hice, Mark Carlton, Debra Zach, Yolonda Williams, Sean Wohland, Mark Edward Walters, Paul Verhoeven, Scott Thomson, James Staszkiel, Scott Sligar, Randall Oliver, Debra Lamb, Harry Johnson, Katie Griffin, Andee Gray, Allan Graf, James Field, Jon Davison, Gilbert B. Combs, Don 'Tex' Clark, Bill Blair
1 h 42 min
Release Date
17 July 1987
Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

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