1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven

RoboCop is a 1987 science fiction action[3] crime movie. It is directed by Paul Verhoeven. The movie stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. It is set in a crime-ridden dystopian Detroit, Michigan in the near future where the police force is run by Security Concepts, a corporation.[4] RoboCop centers on police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) who is brutally attacked and fatally wounded by a gang of criminals. He is then made into a cyborg law enforcer known as "RoboCop".[5] The movie had two sequels, RoboCop 2 (1990) and RoboCop 3 (1993). A remake of this movie was released in February 2014.

Directed byPaul Verhoeven
Written by
Produced byArne Schmidt
CinematographyJost Vacano
Edited byFrank J. Urioste
Music byBasil Poledouris
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Release date
  • July 17, 1987 (1987-07-17)
Running time
102 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$13 million[2]
Box office$53.4 million (US)[2]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Box Office Information for RoboCop". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  3. "The 50 Best Action Movies of All Time". Complex. November 23, 2016. Archived from the original on March 13, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  4. S. Perkowitz, Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007), p. 150
  5. Elaine L. Graham, Representations of the Post/human: Monsters, Aliens, and Others in Popular Culture (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002), p. 209

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