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


Paul Verhoeven
Arne Schmidt
Michael Miner
Ed Neumeier
Jost Vacano
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
Rob Bottin
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
Robert Gould
Set Decorator
Erica Phillips
Costume Designer
Peter Ronzani
Special Effects
Craig Davies
Special Effects
Rob Bottin
Special Effects
Julie Selzer
Sally Dennison
Charles James Newirth
Production Manager
Mark Goldblatt
Second Unit Director
Rob Bottin
Character Design