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Paul Verhoeven's American breakthrough film, RoboCop, is an exceedingly violent blend of black comedy, science fiction, and crime thriller. Set in Detroit sometime in the near future, the film is about a policeman ([[Performer~P75401~Peter Weller~peterweller]]) killed in the line of duty whom the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop. The RoboCop is indestructible, and within a matter of weeks he has removed crime from the streets of Detroit. However, his human side is tortured by his past, and he wants revenge on the thugs who killed him. The film was later followed by two feature-length sequels and a live-action television series, neither of which were as successful as the original film. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:July 17, 1987


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Aaron Rochin Best Sound 1987 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carlos DeLarios Best Sound 1987 Nominee


Peter Weller
as Alex J. Murphy/Robocop
Nancy Allen
as Anne Lewis
Ronny Cox
as Richard Dick Jones
Kurtwood Smith
as Clarence J. Boddicker
Dan O'Herlihy
as The Old Man
Robert DoQui
as Sgt. Reed
Miguel Ferrer
as Robert Morton
Paul McCrane
as Emil Antonowsky
Darryl Cox
as Technician #2
Kevin Page
as Kinney, OCP marketing executive
John S. Davies
as Chessman
Michael Hunter
as Peter the Homeowner
Diane Robin
as Chandra
Rick Lieberman
as Walker
Calvin Jung
as Minh
Michael Gregory
as Lt. Hedgecock
Ray Wise
as Leon Nash
Leeza Gibbons
as Jesse Perkins, TV Newscaster
Lee de Broux
as Sal, Drug Dealer
Tyrees Allen
as Starkweather
Sage Parker
as Tyler
Bill Farmer
as Justin Ballard-Watkins
Jo Livingston
as Grocery Pop
Mario Machado
as Casey Wong, TV Newsman
David Packer
as Emergency Doctor
Del Zamora
as Kaplan
Charles Carroll
as Bail Bondsman
Jesse D. Goins
as Joe
Jerry Haynes
as Dr. McNamara
Mark Carlton
as Miller
Spencer Prokop
as Gas Station Attendant
Karen Radcliffe
as Technician #1
Edward Edwards
as Manson
Kim Greist
Mike Moroff
as Hophead
Felton Perry
as Johnson
Neil Summers
as Dougy
Fred Hice
as Bobby
Angie Bolling
as Murphy's Wife


Paul Verhoeven
Arne Schmidt
Michael Miner
Ed Neumeier
Jost Vacano
Rob Bottin
Composer (Music Score)
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
William Sandell
Production Designer
Gayle Simon
Art Director
Ed Neumeier
Phil Tippett
Associate Producer
Stephen J. Lim
Associate Producer
Jon Davison
Executive Producer
James Tocci
Set Designer
Erica Phillips
Costume Designer
Robert Gould
Set Decorator
Craig Davies
Special Effects
Peter Ronzani
Special Effects
Rob Bottin
Special Effects
Charles James Newirth
Production Manager
Sally Dennison
Julie Selzer
Mark Goldblatt
Second Unit Director
Rob Bottin
Character Design