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RoboCop 2 [1990]

Director:Irvin Kershner
Writer:Frank Miller
Walon Green
Composer:Leonard Rosenman
Length:117 minutes
(1 hour 57 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:35%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: In the middle of a massive war on drugs, a new program promises to develop a newer, bigger, better RoboCop.

Reaction: Not quite up to the original, but there are moments.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Irvin Kershner => Director
Frank Miller => Writer / Frank, the Chemist (uncredited)
Walon Green => Writer
Leonard Rosenman => Composer
Belinda Bauer => Dr. Juliette Faxx
Brandon Smith => Flint
Dan O'Herlihy => The Old Man
Felton Perry => Johnson
Gabriel Damon => Hob
Gage Tarrant => Hooker
Galyn Görg => Angie
Jeff McCarthy => Holzgang
John Glover => Magnavolt Salesman
John Hateley => Purse Snatcher
John Ingle => Surgeon General
Leeza Gibbons => Jess Perkins
Lila Finn => Homeless Woman
Mario Machado => Casey Wong
Mark Rolston => Stef
Nancy Allen => Anne Lewis
Patricia Charbonneau => Robocop Technician (uncredited)
Peter Weller => Robocop
Robert DoQui => Sergeant Warren Reed
Roger Aaron Brown => Whittaker
Stephen Lee => Duffy
Thomas Rosales Jr. => Chet (as Tommy Rosales)
Tom Noonan => Cain
Wallace Merck => Gun Shop Owner

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The scene in which RoboCop opens fire around the head of someone who is smoking, after which he says 'Thank you for not smoking', was actually licensed and run as a public service announcement ahead of several different films in many non-smoking movie theaters during the summer movie season that year.
  • The role played by Patricia Charbonneau was originally written as a man.
  • Alan Moore was originally offered the chance to write the film, but turned it down.
  • The opening sequence of the film, where RoboCop foils the gun shop robbery, was used as the early teaser trailer for the movie.
  • Although the producers loved Frank Miller's original version of the script, they quickly realized it was unfilmable as written. The final screen version was heavily rewritten and bears only a superficial resemblance to Miller's story. In 2003, Miller's screenplay was adapted into a comic book series titled, appropriately, Frank Miller's RoboCop.
  • RoboCop 2/Cain's metal body has the symbol for nuclear radiation attached to the chest. For most of the film, Cain produced & distributed the designer drug Nuke and as a cyborg he is dependent on it.
  • The tiny "container" that held the drug Nuke was actually a saline re-moisturizer for contact lens wearers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The solution was dyed red and, in some shots, had a small needle sticking out after someone removes the covering.
  • In the segment when the police are raiding the nuke lab, RoboCop recreates the infamous "scope shot" where he shoots a sniper in the eye through the snipers own scope. This is based upon the real life exploits of Marine sniper [?] Carlos Hathcock.
  • In the shootout scene at the Nuke lab in the beginning of the film, RoboCop stops to reload his gun. This is one of the few times in the series where he is seen reloading his weapon.
  • While displaying RoboCop's new directives at the police station, the cable plugged into his head is actually a water supply coupling for a toilet.