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RoboCop 2 (1990)

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Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

Edward Neumeier (characters), Michael Miner (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Weller ... Robocop
Nancy Allen ... Anne Lewis
Belinda Bauer ... Juliette Faxx
Dan O'Herlihy ... Old Man (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Felton Perry ... Donald Johnson
Tom Noonan ... Cain
Willard E. Pugh ... Mayor Kuzak (as Willard Pugh)
Gabriel Damon ... Hob
Galyn Görg Galyn Görg ... Angie
Stephen Lee ... Duffy
Robert DoQui ... Sgt. Reed (as Robert Do'Qui)
Ken Lerner ... Delaney
Jeff McCarthy ... Holzgang
John Doolittle ... Schenk
Angie Bolling ... Ellen Murphy
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Storyline

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God. Written by Aldo Della Rocca

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He's back to protect the innocent. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Peter Weller criticized the script, saying it lacked the spine and the soul of the original. Weller tried to convince Frank Miller, Irvin Kershner and the film's producers that the third act needed a morality angle instead of being just a shoot 'em up. The producers felt the battle between Robocop and Cain was sufficient. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Robo is lifted up via a car magnet, you can see the wire that is attaching Peter Weller to the prop "magnet." It's on his side, near his hip. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Magnavolt Salesman: MagnaVolt - the final word in auto security. No embarrassing alarm noise, no need to trouble the police... and it won't even run down your battery!
Commercial Voiceover: MagnaVolt! Lethal Response!
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Crazy Credits

The title of the film does not appear until the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The German video release of RoboCop 2 has been shortened to 83 min. in order to get a "not under 16 yrs."-rating. Nearly all violent scenes had been cut (e.g. shoot-out in the garage). See more »

Connections

Featured in The Last Cigarette (1999) See more »

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Born to be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
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RoboCop-out.
13 December 2010 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Whoever thought that Irvin Kershner (nice bloke/mediocre director) would be the right person to take over the reins of the Robocop franchise from Paul Verhoeven (enfant terrible/movie maverick) should be made to explain themselves to a malfunctioning ED-209 ("You have 20 seconds to justify your decision... 15 seconds... 10 seconds.... BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!"): although Kershner proved himself capable of putting together a slick, family-friendly sci-fi sequel with The Empire Strikes Back, he's clearly way out of his depth when dealing with the kind of gritty, über-violent, and wickedly satirical content that is second nature for Hollywood bad-boy Verhoeven.

As one might expect, there are lots of explosions, gunfire, bloody bullet hits, and special effects on show, but Kirshner plays it all way too safe, displaying none of the excess or imagination that made the first film such an incredible experience. When you factor in a surprisingly poor script from comic geek favourite Frank Miller, an uninspired performance from star Peter Weller that feels more like contractual obligation rather than a genuine yearning to reprise the role, a forgettable main bad guy in the form of Tom Noonan (with a bloody kid as his sidekick!), and some weak attempts at mimicking the original's wry humour, what you have is a sequel that just about satisfies on the most basic of levels (it's got guns and robots and Nancy Allen), but can only be seen as a disappointment when compared to its predecessor.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

RoboCop II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,145,411, 24 June 1990

Gross USA:

$45,681,173

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,681,173
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FSK 16)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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