Writers: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, & Michael Miner
Director: José Padilha
Release: February 12, 2014
Tagline(s): We’ve got the future under control.
Crime has a new enemy.
Producer(s): Marc Abraham, Eric Newman
Executive-Producer(s): Roger Birnbaum, Bill Carraro
Stars/Actors: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson
Music by: Pedro Bromfman
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Columbia Pictures, Strike Entertainment
Genre(s): Action, Sci-Fi, Thiller
Runtime: 117 minutes
Based On: RoboCop (1987)
Synopsis: In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
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Quotes and Lines
RoboCop: Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.
Rick Mattox: I wouldn’t buy that for a dollar.
Raymond Sellars: We need to give Americans a product they can love, a figure they can rally behind.
Liz Kline: Sir, I have dissected this bill. There are no loopholes. We can’t put a machine on the streets.
Raymond Sellars: Forget machines. You saw the polls. Americans don’t want a machine. They want a product with a conscience. They want something that knows what it feels like to be human. We’re gonna put a man inside a machine.
Alex Murphy: This seems so real.
Dr. Dennett Norton: Alex, it’s-it’s very important you understand what is happening. This is real. It’s not a dream, i-it’s not drugs or anesthetics.
Alex Murphy: I know I’m dreaming because I can feel all of this.
Raymond Sellars: What’s bigger than a hero?
Rick Mattox: Dead hero.
John Lake: You got something on us? Or is this personal?
Alex Murphy: No, it’s nothing personal. Although, I don’t like you as a person.
Raymond Sellars: Make him more, uh… tactical. Make him look, uh… Let’s go with black.
Pat Novak: This, my friends, is the future of American justice. How many like Thomas King will pay for their crimes now that RoboCop is here? Yes, let’s not shy away from what this means, people. Men weren’t up to the task, but Alex Murphy, a robot cop, was.
Liz Kline: Dr. Norton, how… how is he doing this?
Dr. Dennett Norton: His software is faster. His hardware is stronger. He’s a better machine.
Liz Kline: But you said humans hesitate.
Dr. Dennett Norton: Only when they’re making decisions.
Liz Kline: He’s not making decisions?
Dr. Dennett Norton: Well, yes and no. In his everyday life, man rules over the machine; Alex makes his own decisions. Now, when he engages in battle, the visor comes down and the software takes over, then the… the machine does everything. Alex is a… he’s a passenger, just along for the ride.
Liz Kline: But if the machine is in control, then how is Murphy accountable? Who’s pulling the trigger?
Dr. Dennett Norton: When the machine fights, the system releases signals into Alex’s brain making him think he’s doing what our computers are actually doing. I mean, Alex believes right now he is in control, but he’s not. It… it’s the illusion of free will.
Andre Daniels: Y’all gonna play good cop, bad cop?
Jack Lewis: Nah, Daniels. Bad cop, RoboCop.
Alex Murphy: Hey, Doctor, what happens if I tase an exoskeleton with a little asshole inside?
Dr. Dennett Norton: I, uh… I think w-we’re all curious to find out.
Rick Mattox: Go ahead.
Walter Karrel: DON’T SHOOT! DON’T SHOOT! Don’t shoot, don’t shoot, don’t shoot!
RoboCop: Walter Karrel, look at me. You have two options. Option 1: I shoot you with 50,000 volts which may cause respiratory failure, organ malfunction, internal burns, and loss in bowel and bladder control and then I arrest you. Option 2: you tell me where John Bigg’s drug lab is located and then I arrest you. You have two seconds to decide.
Pat Novak: Now I know some of you may think that this kind of thinking is dangerous and these machines violate your civil liberties. Some of you even believe that the use of these drones overseas makes us the same kind of bullying imperialists that our forefathers were trying to escape. To you, I say… stop whining! America is now and always will be the greatest country on the face of the Earth! I’m Pat Novak. Good night.