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RoboCop ★★★ 1987 (R)

A nearly dead Detroit cop, Alex Murphy (Weller), is used as the brain for a crime-fighting robot in this bleak vision of the future. Humor, satire, action, and violence keep this moving in spite of its underlying sadness. Slick animation techniques from Phil Tippet. Verhoeven's first American film. 103m/C VHS, DVD, UMD . Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Ray Wise, Miguel Ferrer, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert DoQui, Felton Perry, Paul McCrane, Del Zamora; D: Paul Verhoeven; W: Michael Miner, Edward Neumeier; C: Jan De Bont; M: Basil Poledouris.