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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.

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Irvin Kershner

Writers:

Edward Neumeier (characters), Michael Miner (characters) | 3 more credits »
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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 ... 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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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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After the success of RoboCop (1987), director Paul Verhoeven and the original screenwriters Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner were immediately approached by the studio for a possible sequel. According to Verhoeven, he didn't want to make the kind of sequel that the studio had in mind. He felt that going forward so quickly with their ideas would make it feel like he was attempting to cash in on the first film, and he only wanted to do a follow-up if it was original and innovative. Neumeier and Miner had already presented a very rough outline called "RoboCop: Corporate Wars". In this draft, RoboCop was to be shot and pulverized to metallic dust by a cannon in the very beginning. He would be resurrected 25 years later in an even more dystopian future, where he becomes a pawn in the struggle between an all-powerful corporation, the government and an impoverished population. At one point RoboCop would have a love interest in the form of a Neurobrain to humanize him even more.

The studio liked this idea, but gave the writers a hard deadline to come up with a full screenplay, which they felt unable to meet. Verhoeven also moved on to shoot Total Recall (1990), but ultimately felt that the studio should have been patient and that Neumeier and Miner's idea for the sequel was far superior to the finished film. A new script was written by Frank Miller and Walon Green, but the plot also has lines from the original script and early drafts for the first movie that were never filmed. In 2019, it was announced that Neumeier and Miner's rough draft would be the basis for RoboCop Returns, an alternative sequel to RoboCop (1987) that ignores RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 (1993). See more »

Goofs

Obvious dummy when Robocop is holding onto Cain's vehicle. See more »

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[first lines]
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Alternate Versions

Initially rated R in Australia for theaters, but Roadshow, the local distributor, decided to cut the film down for a commercial M rating to get more people to see the film. Most of the cuts were to the gory/bloody shoot-outs and impact shots of the wounds. The cuts were restored for an R rated video release. See more »

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Soundtracks

THE KID GOES WILD
Performed by Babylon A.D., Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Written by Derek David, Jack Ponitt & Vic Pepe
Published by BMG Songs, Inc., Little Elvis, Jack Ponti Music, Perfect Pen Music,
Warner Bros. Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Underrated sci-fi action flick - Defending an Underrated Sequel
12 April 2017 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Why does this film get's so much hate? Why do I keep hearing that Robocop 3 is better than this, that Robocop (2014) remake is better than this. I don't understand that and I never will. I mean is this good as the first film? no of course not, is it worthy sequel? yes it is! This is an entertaining action film yes. It R rated blast it is yes. I do wish that this movie would come out over the summer I do really miss this kind of action films. Robocop 3 and Robocop remake are not and will never be better than this sequel. I grew up watching this movie it defines my childhood. This was really my first film of the trilogy before I even watched the original. I was entertained in here we have RoboCop VS RoboCain monstrous robot who is addicted to drugs, has mass a machine guns annihilation people blowing up cop cars, killing cops, van's, ambulances. Killing news people, this big battle between Robocop and RoboCain fantastic.

RoboCop 2 (1990) is rated R! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR not PG-13 It Is violent, action gore adrenaline sci-fi flick not for kids. I am defending my favorite sequel that has Peter Weller and Nancy Allen in it! I don't wan't to see Robert John Burke or even Joel Kinnaman who suck dicks in the whole movies! I love this movie to death the end is the best at all. In this movie RoboCop jumps on a back of a monsters addicted robot, rips his brain out, smashes in to the ground to the pulp.

Plot: RoboCop 2 is the 1990 sequel to RoboCop. Peter Weller returns as the cybernetic law enforcement officer, who now battles an even more sadistic gang led by a deranged killer known as Cain (Tom Noonan), while mega-corporation Omni Consumer Products prepares to take private ownership of Detroit and unveil a new, more powerful law enforcement unit.

This is a prototypical "good" action movie -- intense, perfectly executed, original action, shown to the tune of a forgettable and occasionally insulting story.

I am giving an 8/10 -- an outstanding score. And the gunplay is delivered in perfect Miller style (as opposed to the slo-mo John Woo-style) -- you'll see lots of heavy automatic and explosive weapons, and you'll see them used well. The film is bloody you can see how the gang cut's Robocop to pieces and it is bloody. There was a kid Hob in the film and no he wasn't annoying, he did a good job playing the bad guy. Not annoying kid and I think he did a good job. Robocop shot a guy in the eye.

Nancy Allen as Lewis has much to do like she drives an armored SWAT van the one they used in Die Hard and smashes in to RoboCain, she shots three bad guys, she kicks ass. RoboCop saves a baby.

I don't mind the music score everyone complains about Leonard Rosenman and his music score. I know they should use Basil Poledouris music score but they used different music score and I never mind it, I thought it was an okay song.

The film was directed by Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back and Never Say Never Again) from a story written by noted graphic novelist Frank Miller. Irvin Kershner did an excellent job directing this sequel I know that Paul Verhoeven suppose to direct this movie but he never direct sequels before and he wasn't sure if he should do it, Hollywood needed a sequel so Irvin Kershner went to directing it. This is his last movie and it is really a shame he is no longer with us anymore R.I.P. Irvin Kershner.

They don't make movies like this one today! I wish I would had sci-fi action movies like are this one today!! I really wish! This is a solid damn sequel that has an action scenes while RoboCock (2014) has no action scenes they can't effort it, it is a PG-13 rated family film. I have this movie on Blu-ray screw Robocop 3 and the remake I will watch this movie. I love action movies this is an action movie that's how they do it right! Is Tom Noonan better bad guy than Kurtwood Smith no. But he does an excellent job as the evil bad guy and he is a cult leader.

I know Peter Weller and Nancy Allen were disappointed with how the movie come out and they don't care for this movie. But honestly it was a pretty damn good entertainment, I wasn't bored with it. I would be proud on this movie.

Rambo III (1988), Missing in Action (1984), Cobra (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Blade: Trinity (2004), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) are so fun underrated action films that are getting so much hate and bashed this days for it, that is horrible. I still love them all.

RoboCop 2 is a 1990 American cyberpunk action film directed by Irvin Kershner. Set in the near future in a dystopian metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, it is the sequel to the 1987 film, RoboCop.

It's a good continuation of RoboCop story. There is nothing new here , but it's well executed. In the end it's one of those rare satisfying sequels. They do there own stuff they don't copy the original film just like Predator 2 they do their own stuff and i love that. Sue me I love RoboCop 2! I give it 8/10 it doesn't deserve the hate!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA) 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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| (FSK 16)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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