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


Paul Verhoeven
Arne Schmidt
Ed Neumeier
Michael Miner
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
Rob Bottin
Special Effects
Peter Ronzani
Special Effects
Craig Davies
Special Effects
Sally Dennison
Julie Selzer
Charles James Newirth
Production Manager
Mark Goldblatt
Second Unit Director
Rob Bottin
Character Design