Posted Mei 13, 2009on:
Robocop,The film is set in a dystopian near future in Detroit, Michigan. Violent crime is out of control, and the city is in financial ruin. The city government contracts the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) to fund and operate the Detroit Police Department, in effect privatizing it. OCP is not interested in rebuilding “Old Detroit” but rather replacing it with a modern utopia called “Delta City”. Before this construction project can begin, however, OCP needs to end crime in the city, but knows it can’t rely on an already undermanned police department.
At an executive meeting OCP Senior Vice-President Dick Jones (Cox) presents the new law enforcement droid ED-209, which he believes will end crime in Old Detroit. The demonstration quickly goes awry, resulting in the violent death of a junior executive. Bob Morton (Ferrer), an opportunistic young executive, uses the opportunity to propose his “RoboCop” program directly to the head of OCP, the Old Man (O’Herlihy), who accepts. As a result, Morton immediately earns the hatred of Jones.
Meanwhile, Detroit police officers Alex J. Murphy (Weller) and Anne Lewis (Allen) pursue a crew of thugs during an armoured car robbery. Later, inside an abandoned steel mill, Murphy is captured, tortured and executed by the notorious gang leader Clarence Boddicker (Smith) and his men. After being pronounced dead, Bob Morton’s team reconstructs him into a cyborg, and he is dubbed “RoboCop.” RoboCop patrols the city and proves extremely effective at stopping violent crime. Morton’s overwhelmingly successful project propels him to an OCP vice-presidency, but Dick Jones warns him that his humiliation won’t go unanswered. Boddicker, who has been secretly working for Jones, arrives at Morton’s mansion and murders him on Jones’ orders and blows up his home.
As time passes, RoboCop begins to regain memories of his previous life and becomes determined to hunt down Boddicker and his gang. Boddicker is arrested by RoboCop following a gunfight in a cocaine refinery. In desperation, Boddicker announces that Dick Jones is supposed to be protecting him. After attempting to arrest Jones, RoboCop learns of Directive Four, which prevents him from arresting any senior OCP executive, and he is disabled in Jones’ office. After Jones boasts of his crimes, RoboCop is severely damaged by an ED-209 and several SWAT teams. However, Lewis comes to Murphy’s aid, helping him escape from OCP headquarters.
Jones frees Boddicker and, after ordering him to destroy RoboCop, he promises to make him the new crime lord of Delta City. Jones supplies Boddicker with Cobra Assault Canons, using ammo capable of piercing Robocop’s armor with a single shot, and a GPS device to track RoboCop’s location. Boddicker’s gang members, rounded up by RoboCop, are released when the police force goes on strike. The gang reunites and tests out their new weapons on the streets of old Detroit, before tracking RoboCop to the same abandoned steel mill in which the gang murdered Officer Murphy. In a final showdown, RoboCop and Lewis kill Boddicker and the gang. The battle leaves RoboCop damaged and Lewis seriously wounded.
RoboCop proceeds to the OCP headquarters, and reveals evidence of Jones’ crimes to the OCP board of directors. Jones tries to take the CEO hostage, but as he starts making demands, the Old Man fires him, thus invalidating his protection under Directive Four. RoboCop immediately shoots Jones, sending his body flying through the boardroom window. When the Old Man asks for his name, RoboCop replies simply: “Murphy.”
RoboCop is a 1987 cyberpunk film directed by Paul Verhoeven. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan in the near future, RoboCop centers on a police officer who is brutally murdered and subsequently re-created as a super-human cyborg known as “RoboCop”. RoboCop explores larger themes regarding the media, gentrification and human nature in addition to being a big budget action film. It has spawned merchandise, two sequels, four television series and two comic book adaptations.
The film features Peter Weller, Dan O’Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer and Ronny Cox.