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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Rob Bottin and RoboCop… ah, what have we done so right to get this sweet picture? The ‘80s were Bottin’s heyday. The dude was just on a roll! The Thing, Legend, RoboCop… and pairing him with Paul Verhoeven was kind of genius.

Nobody does bloody squibs like Verhoeven and nobody does inventive practical effects quite like Bottin. Here’s a nice shot of Bottin with everybody’s favorite cop who happens to be robotic. Enjoy!



If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic remembers Bob Anderson.

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  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Broken links

    by Quint

    Yeah, I know the first few dozen BTS links are broken. Not sure what happened there, but will try to re-upload the missing images over the next few weeks... Plus I have a good month or two to add on to the pages. Will have to wait until after Sundance, though.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    What no Devil Inside review?!?!?!

    by Quartermass-87

    I mean after being forced to see that frickin' ad for it for the last week and accidently move my mouse past it and have the shitty trailer infect my screen no one from this site punished themselves by seeing it and reporting back on its crappiness?? Oh well one the whoring endsthe silence starts....once whores go straight they never talk about the bad old all good I like this site and its writers I don't want them punished like I was seeing that ad over and over...I turn the other cheek.

  • Every line of dialogue can be recognizably quoted!!!

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Good movie, but the violence was so over the top...

    by SmokingRobot

    Is it the beginning of violence porn?

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    linguo_is_dead... damn right... 'BITCHES LEAVE!'

    by workshed

    1, Serve the public trust 2, Protect the innocent 3, Uphold the law

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Also like: "Mind if this up?"

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    And of course, no woman is gonna resist staring at a flacid black man's penis...thus Murphy dies!

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Never understood how they couldn't make a good sequel

    by lochkray

    I kind of like #2, but otherwise this was one movie that was ripe for a great franchise to follow, that just blew it time and time again. #3 is on my all-time-worst list. The TV series, the TV movies...ugh. Still, the first is wonderfully perfect in all its overthetop glory.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Did Bottin also do some of the effects on Total Recall?

    by lv_426

    And where the heck is that bearded FX wizard these days? What a shame that he seems to have been forgotten in all the fervor for digital effects that occured over the past twenty years. I hope that we get a practical effects rebirth in the near future. Not discarding digital effects, but using them to enhance more practical effects more often than just going pure digital. Back to Rob Bottin... why the fuck didn't they get him to work on last year's The Thing prequel. Hell, even if he wasn't able to handle all of the practical effects on that one, they could have teamed him up with KNB or another talented group of artists like that.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Cops don't like me.

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    So I don't like cops.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by lv_426

    I hear you on the Robocop sequels. Back in the day I liked the second one, but besides a few choice sequences, not so much anymore. Robocop 3 was crap. I never saw the TV series. At this point a good Robocop videogame ala the Grand Theft Auto or Saint's Row formula is about all they can do to give us a proper Verhoeven style follow up. Weird that the same sort of thing happened to another Verhoeven sci-fi flick, Starship Troopers. Although, the third one of those has some good satire, but the low budget seams show too much and it just doesn't have the rewatch value that the first has.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    I work for Dick Jones!

    by Linguo_IS_Dead


  • The more that the Terminator films age, the more apparent it becomes that the third and fourth ones seem crappier and just plain pointless in the overall mythos of that series. The Sarah Connor Chronicles was actually turning out pretty good for the most part, but then got cancelled prematurely. So it feels pointless as well now too. The Terminator and T2 are still great though.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    The problem with RoboCop sequels...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    is that after the first film, you like to think that he ended up with some semblance of his huminty/personality back. Then the sequels just revert him back to the weird talking robot.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Dick Your Fired!!

    by ChiTownsBest

    Thank You

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Robocop 2 and 3 were way off the path

    by ChiTownsBest

    The story should have continued with Murphy's struggle for humanity. There was a great story to tell that was never told, outside of the first Robocop. Regardless, one of the greatest action movies, or sci-fi, ever filmed.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    The TV series was geared for kids, ffs!

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Seriously. I remember taping this on VHS when it was on. Recently revisited it - tossed the tapes in the trash. Just awful. What in the fuck were they thinking? Greatest line in the movie was 'Bitches, leave'. Followed by the whole, 'I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake.' thingy. There's really too many to keep track of. "Guns, Guns!' I love when Emil blows up the SUX6000 - "I LIKE IT". Got the 3 disc Blu Ray set for Xmas last year - never even cracked the shrink wrap on 2 and 3. Verhoeven at his best. And yes, Bottin was a genius. Don't think he's in the biz anymore. And that's a tragedy.

  • That was another Dark Horse crossover kinda like their Aliens vs Predator. Although... maybe if RvT was made into a shitty film, it would get James Cameron all fired up to write and direct a proper R-rated brutal future war epic about John Connor and the resistance defeating Skynet and ending with Kyle Reese being sent back to 1984? It wouldn't even need to be a big 300 million dollar Avatar like production. In fact, a Terminator future war film would almost need to be done in a more down and dirty style like the way those scenes were filmed for T1 and T2. Practical locations, effects, miniatures, shot on grainy film, etc. It might not cost as much as many would think. James Cameron could probably finance most of it himself too, with all that money from Avatar. Kinda like how Sir Ridley is trying to set the Alien series back on course with Prometheus, we need Cameron to fix the Terminator.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Guns! Guns! Guns!

    by zinc_chameleon

    Come on, guys! The Tigers are playing tonight. I never miss a game! Quotable lines indeed, Clarence. Also, the movie that made a fetish out of the Magnum Research Desert Eagle, complete with triangular silencer. Gee, with hardware like that, I completely forgot about all the chicks in the movie.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    One of the best deaths ever...

    by Kill List Hammertime

    ...the guy melting then getting hit by a car. Ana Clarence Bodecker is a bad ass.

  • fucking awesome movie.


  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Also, loved Rob's work on THE HOWLING!

    by DrMorbius

    My favorite Werewolf flick.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    "Once I even called him...Asshole. But there was always respect".

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    "Once I even called him... Airhead. But there was always respect".

    by sith_rising

    I love TV edits lol

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Just give me my fucking phone call.

    by DougMcKenzie

  • Excellent job to share such a nice sharing.I'm undoubtedly Happy to find this, in ‘80s were Bottin’s heyday. The dude was just on a roll! The Thing, Legend, RoboCop… and pairing him with Paul Verhoeven was kind of genius. It's a great blog and nice to come across your blog. <a rel="dofollow" href="">Nursing Homes</a>

  • Sorry for the self-promotion, but while we're on the subject of practical effects, this is a brief test we shot of a 6 foot tall grey alien puppet for a short film I'm directing. There are a few other puppets we had made in the film, all fully articulated (there's another test on there where we didn't fully show the thing, just a tease). Of course there will also be digital effects, but the alien effects could never be done on a budget digitally and be anywhere near as effective... or interesting. And everyone on the set loves working with practical! It's pure fun!

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Stay out of...trouble

    by Red_Cloak

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Dead or alive, you're coming with me

    by Red_Cloak

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    nannnnann nannnana nnaaannnna boom

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    yamaha,jensen you pick the heart

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    ocp what a bunch of morons

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    im very disapointed dick

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    its just a glitch

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    you call this a glitch

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    cobra assault gun start of the art bang bang

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    or it could be canon

    by jim

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to the reboot

    by Xen11

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    I don't understand all the un-ironic love this movie gets.

    by little_lebowski

    It really makes me question the credibility of your hate towards certain modern punching bags.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Ever notice Rob Bottin looks a lot like Robot In?

    by rpalompo

    Also, "Once we even called him.... a lot worse. But there was always respect." (TV version).

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    He had a dream!

    by rpalompo

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    You're product.

    by rpalompo

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Lose the arm!

    by rpalompo

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Tastes like baby food.

    by rpalompo

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Knock yourself out.

    by rpalompo

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Robocop reboot is in safe hands

    by evilnik

    Elite Squad(Tropa De Elite)'s directo Jose Padilha is the prefect replacement for Paul Verhoeven. Why? Just watch the fucking intensity blow your testicles apart in Elite Squad 1 & 2. Insane.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Thank you for your co-operation. Goodnight.

    by BBSloth

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 1:34 a.m. CST


    by dopepope

    MURPHY, I'M A MESS. -all of Nancy Allen's lines.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Fuck me! Fuck me! Fuck Me!

    by Red_Cloak

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 1:53 a.m. CST

    *Why* me! *Why* me! *Why* me!

    by Red_Cloak

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Your move creep

    by teddy_duchamp

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    please put down your weapon, you have 20 seconds to comply

    by teddy_duchamp

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Who remembers this!? Silver Bullet - 20seconds to comply

    by teddy_duchamp

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Does it hurt? Does it hurt!?

    by teddy_duchamp

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Can you do that Dad???

    by Brian

    T.J Lazer!!!!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................coxxed!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Best Line goes to "I'm not arresting you anymore".

    by Stalkeye

    That line says it all.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Forget you! Forget you! Forget you, maggot-farmer!

    by Nerfee

    That's genuine dialogue from the scene where the convenience store is being robbed, dubbed for UK terrestrial network television, circa 1990. Me and my friends spent years exclaiming: 'Forget you, maggot-farmer!' PS, does anyone remember that there was a cartoon based on the R-rated RoboCop? It's on youtube -

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 4:54 a.m. CST

    I saw it in the theater

    by disfigurehead

    Love that flick.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 5:05 a.m. CST

    lv_426 Re: Terminator vs Robocop

    by Nerfee (youtube)

  • Dammit Harry, when are we gonna be able to edit our shit up in dis mutherfucker?

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 5:21 a.m. CST

    by justmyluck

    Does anyone know if, or why, Bottin has *retired*?

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Can you fly, bobby?

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • so I'm talking about him now. How the hell did he get such a primo part. He just doesn't look like an actor that a casting agent would give a second look at for a role like that. Assuming that he had played a pretty good villain at one time or another on stage maybe. Anway. Fucking brilliant as Clarence. Plus he gives me chubs cuz of his geek work over the years on Trek and The X Files. Bravo.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    "Bitches leave." So direct, and spot on Kurtwood Smith is the only

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    guy I know who can pull off bald, but not completely shaved, who looks like he will fuck you up. Anyone else seems just goofy.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST

    You're gonna be a mad motherfucker!

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Truest movie line ever.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:39 a.m. CST

    fuck Legend, how 'bout Bottin's work on Total Recall?

    by boliver

    "Get ready for a surpriiiiiiise!" Awesome.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Great movie, too bad about Robocop 2, though...

    by mdk

    ...then Frank Miller killed the franchise with Robocop 3. Which, oddly, was sort of a prophetic look at the death of Miller's career 20 years in the future.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Dark Horse were the kings of stupid-ass crossovers...

    by mdk

    ...the dumbest being that Planet of the Apes/Alien Nation crossover (get ready), Ape Nation. Sadly, I kid you not, it was all too real... and we let it happen.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Robocop is a classic that should never be remade.

    by grendel69

    Anyone who disagrees is a douche.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST

    BTW Disfigurehead

    by grendel69

    Sat and watched it 3 times in a row. Remember the good ole days when you could sit in a theater and watch a film more than once.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST

    How about a decent Blu-ray?

    by Shoegeezer

    Robocop is one of the worst quality Blu-ray transfers I've ever seen, it's heartbreaking. I got it in the early days of BD (sooooo many months ago) and it looked worse than VHS. When they released the "trilogy" boxset I was hoping for a better new version, but no, same old crappy picture quality (the other films look fine, but who cares?). I hope the remake tackles current issues with the same level of satire that the original gave to the '80's and the privatisation of security and policing (and war). I reckon Jose Padilha is an inspired choice to helm it (like when the Martyrs guys were tipped to remake Hellraiser, it just sounds like a perfect fit). Watch Elite Squad 2, you could easily put a robocop into that world.

  • to try and fool everyone into thinking you're an actual person with an opinion.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    grendel69, put me in the non-douche catergory

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Robo was the first rated R movie I saw on my own, and drove myself to. I had just gotten my license earlier that year, and was just old enough to see it by myself.

  • Written by Frank Miller fresh from The Dark Knight Returns and featuring children doing unspeakable acts of violence- robocop 2 is an R rated masterpiece of a sequel if we're talking sequels. The only thing that was too bad about robocop 2 was the lack of the robocop theme.

  • The new transfer on the shelf at best buy is much better. You movie could still use a complete digital cleanup if done correctly. But the blu I have is faithful to the film I remember.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    One of my all-time favourites. And still shockingly violent!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Got this on bluray at christmas - a bargain at £8 here in uk. The real monsters in this movie were OCP & Clarence Boddika is still a total bass ass.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Fuck Legend???

    by Nerd Rage

    The effects in that movie were some of the best ever featured in a fantasy movie. Total Recal doesn't compare. That bitch clearly had a plastic third tit.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    The Amazing Robocop Rap!!

    by BookhouseBoy

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    plastic third tit?

    by Bouncy X

    they were all plastic unless she had magic tits with a huge gap in between em. but i'll forgive you because i used to think thats how it was done when i was a kid. but my eyes adjusted to reality and you can tell they're all fake. either way, that would be a fun night. motor boating, groping and sucking all in one.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    The boardroom scene is unforgettable

    by Rtobert

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Robocop sequels

    by Keith

    The thing is, that movie doesn't need a sequel. It isn't an origin movie for a superhero, it's a movie that's designed to paint a picture of a dystopian future (one that seems extremely prescient, incidentally) and allow us to spend a little time in it. It really isn't about Murphy himself; he's just the fulcrum around which the story revolves. When the movie has ended, its job is done. It doesn't invite sequels. Loads of movies are like that.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    drstrangerlove - 'holy trinity'

    by Keith


  • That mini was equal parts funny (that part with Robo commanding two ED-209s was priceless), weird, balls-to-the-wall action, and heartwarming. Yes, heartwarming, Miller really shows the core of Murphy's humanity buried inside the machine.

  • I could have googled it, but I'm pretty sure it's true and can you imagine being in his class? "Yeah, the answer is Constantine, so what was it like being in that suit again? What was Verhoeven like to work with?" His performance and style of movement in the suit REALLY fucking sells it. Great combo of actor and a practical suit selling the effect.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST


    by Keith

    He's specifically an art history prof, I think.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Re: Royston lodge

    by SK229

    Cause they ain't got time to shave...

  • Gee I don't know about that. Dick Smith Rick Baker Greg Cannom Steve Johnson Tom Savini Those guys are no slouches either. Keep in mind, Bottin was a student/assistant to Baker.

  • What's your name son?

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Robocop 2

    by tomdolan04

    The scene where Robocop goess nuts because he has 100's of commands after being reprogrammed by shitty focus groups is wonderfully reflective and relevant about Hollywood - even moreso now.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Saw this in the theater when I was 12 . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . my 17 year old cousin, who I looked up to big time, dragged me and our f'n' GRANDMOTHER to go see it. I was so damn thrilled and yet so damn uncomfortable the whole time. I absolutely adore this film!!!

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Spare parts for 30 years! Who cares whether it works or not?

    by matineer

    Dick Jones.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Nice shootin' son, what's your name?"..........."Murphy.

    by cameron

    A great little upbeat ending to what was, for the most part, a pretty dark movie, both in tone and humour. The 80's satire was spot one as was the outragous violence, and remember this was directed by a Dutch director making his first big-ish, budget movie. But that ending for me is quite sad, seeing the optimism Murphy has at remembering who he was. I think the kinder thing would have been for him to never remember who he was before he became RoboCop. Almost like the Elephant man where inside the monster is a man, and you knew that was the worse kind of knowledge to have. I can see know why Directors like Aronofsky and Fincher had shown an interest in re making RoboCop, I hope the re make still focuses on the themes of the original, but knowing how movies are made today i doubt it. It will come as no surprise if we get an Iron Man CGI noisey style that totally misses the real story.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Robocop was great fun, but don't remake a classic...

    by The Sage

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by westie

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    WHAT?!!!WHAT DO YOU WANT?!!!!!

    by westie

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Robocop was great fun, but don't remake a classic...

    by The Sage

    We all love Robocop, but please, let's not remake another classic. There are still countless ideas out there to be made into movies, but remaking a classic like Robocop is simply a bad idea. At least wait another 20 years, then we'll see. For now, just focus on the next Twilight. Today's Hollywood is better off with superficial nonsense like that.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Korean Robocop Fried Chicken Commercial

    by Ironhelix be amazed.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Slow down, then.

    by westie

    Emil says, "What are you crazy, man?" Boddicker then proceeds to tell him to shut the fucks up and kicks him in the back. I rewound it dozens of times when I was a kid. Boddicker was the man.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Don't get me wrong, I DO like this movie. BUT....

    by ChickenStu

    Way too fucking violent man. If it was a little less violent I think it would rival Blade Runner as a sci-fi classic. Fuck, it'd probably be right up there with Metropolis. I'm not saying the violence ruins it, it just makes it something else than what it could've been. And what it COULD'VE been is something perfect. The core idea is fascinating, and the satire is so spot-on and eerily prescient it's unreal. It could've just rode on that wave man, the blood and guts and limbs flying everywhere added something unnappealing to something already so appetising. Don't get me wrong, it still could've packed quite a punch - I just think it went a bit over the top. Just my opinion though. I've got limits on shit like that. Robocop sadly exceeds them.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 4 p.m. CST


    by Isaac R.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST


    by Isaac R.

    Ty for posting that ironhelix fucking oddly placed Enter button

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Normally can't stand McDonalds.

    by Isaac R.

    but this - made me want a fucking

  • just say'in

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    don't *normally* get with those kinds of girls.

    by Isaac R.

    I suppose it does happen tho, so what do I know.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I am what you call a repeat offender

    by Mike Fornes

    I repeat, I will offend again!

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    While I get what chickenstu is saying, I don't agree...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Yes, I remember cringing in my seat as Clarence and the boys took Murphy apart - I was like, "Holy Shit!!!" But in the end, it all made sense to me. It just showed how fucked up the world was in Murphy's universe. As a counterpoint, OCP wasn't any better ('Lose the arm") - Murphy was just 'product'. Robocop 2, while I have much love for it, was TOO campy for it's own good. Could have been so much more. And 3 was utter crap. You just know this remake is going to be so watered down as to be unrecognizable. Who the fuck is this aimed at? Teens? No name recognition for them. Adults who remember the original won't take their kids to see what they remember as an ultra-violent flick. Does anyone here really think that regardless of who directs, that this film is gonna be a hard 'R' rating, with the same over the top violence? People should stay away from these 'reimaginings' in droves (that's a poor choice of word, actually, considering it takes little or no imagination to reboot a classic film). Maybe Hollywood will get the message, eventually. Probably not, though.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Can't imagine Robocop without the hyper-violence

    by Mattman

    Just wouldn't be the same. I think it fits the over-the-top tone of the entire movie.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    And this film does NOT need a remake

    by Mattman

    I'm not against remakes as a rule. There are many films that could be improved upon... Robocop is not one of them.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Now kiss The Mayors ass Goodbye!

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Good Luck Frank!

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Big is Back!

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I got a couple of models coming round my place, Know what I mean?

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Help Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Best scene ever- Verhoeven catching the gun in Nightclub.

    by SmokieGeezer

  • that ironhelix posted.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Well give the man a Hand!!!!

    by Deano316

    ...goodnight sweet Prince!!!

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    It's Supercop!

    by Deano316

    ....look at that f**kin gun!!!

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Book him.....

    by Deano316

    What's the charge? ....he's a Cop killer.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Clarence doesn't hold up well under pressure...

    by Mattman


  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    So many quotes, so little time!!!

    by Deano316

    Verhoeven films seem to be full of them. Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers all have a bunch of memorable lines. More so the first two though, the whole damn script is memorable. (",)

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    nerfee, I've seen that one, but it is a fun little fan edit

    by lv_426

    I don't feel offended by something like that, but if would be kind of offensive if Hollywood were to spenda hundred million or so to make an -official- Robocop vs. Terminator feature film, especially after the shaft we got with AvP. For fun though, here is Robocop vs. Neo:

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Don't forget The Howling and The Fog

    by Geekgasm

    Bottin made one very bad ass red-eyed sword-swinging fog ghost.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Come quietly or there will be............

    by Deano316


  • Jan. 7, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST

    lv_426, I think it's Korean chicken FTW

    by Nerfee

    Not least because it sounds like they're saying: 'Lotta Hen!' which is sort've appropriate.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    good point mattman.....

    by westie

    I love Boddicker, but wouldn't want to rob a bank with him. He'd rat me out. Or throw me out of the back of the getaway van.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    violence should be horrible.

    by oxblow

    isn't that how Verhoeven defended it? Portraying violence in the traditionally sanitised hollywood way he always considered to be irresponsible. Also, the more horrible the death of murphy is, the sweeter his revenge.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Whenever I ask for a list of stuff

    by Keith

    ...I always end it with, '...and I want the city to pay for it all'. The young folk at work have absolutely no clue what I'm on about.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST


    by Keith burned the fwuckin' money! I've never really thought before about how quotable Robocop is. It's the Hamlet of 1980s movies. 'That's life in the big city.' 'I LIKE IT!' 'Mind if this up?' etc.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST


    by Keith

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 1:02 a.m. CST

    I like when the man was sniffing powder from the lady's boobs

    by ajit maholtra

    That was a nice one.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Hey, if it works for you that's cool...

    by ChickenStu

    And I get what Verhoeven's saying about violence "should be horrible". And it should be a violent movie. It just went a little too far for ME, that's all.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 3:25 a.m. CST


    by Keith Maniac

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Keep him talking.

    by cameron

    If you watch Iron Man you'll notice a few homage scenes. When Iron Man punches thru the wall to grab the terrorist it's exactly the same shot as Robo punching thru the wall to grab the politician. Iron Man's targeting system same as Robo's when he entered the drug house.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the co-ed locker room yet.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Check that fuckin' gun!

    by cameron

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Robocop was on TV last night and of course I watched it...

    by phifty2

    for the umpteenth time and ....that's all. Shit I drank a lot of Brandy. Alien was on too but that was on IFC and they insist upon showing commercials now.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    grammaton cleric binks

    by phifty2

    Cecil. I think they made him a cop just to collect donations for dead cops families. I referrencing your because I believe he was in the locker room scene. Plus us Equilibrium fans need to stick together.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Pakistan is threatening my border!

    by phifty2

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    holy trinity of 80's sci-fi Surely you need to make it a tetralogy and add ALIENS.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by cameron

    While Aliens is a good movie it's a sequel to a superior movie. The Terminator, Blade Runner, and RoboCop were original movies that defined certain aspects of their genre. But that's just for me, i'm sure each person has their own fav's.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST


    by F-18

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Clarence Boddicker works for Dick Jones.

    by F-18

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    About ten years ago I saw Kurtwood Smith and...

    by phifty2

    ...his wife walking around South Street in Philly. I wanted to go up to him and say he portrayed on of the most realistic, sadistic, badass villains in film but I forgot his name. So, I didn't approach him.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Years ago Smith was on some panel show as a guest, and

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I don't recall the name of the show, they always debated a pop culture topic. This one was best song remakes. His choice was Layla, by Eric Clapton ie the new version previously done by Derek and the Dominoes where Clapton of course was lead. Forgetting the merits of the song, some argued it wasn't even a remake because it was the same singer. Someone said "That's like them making a new Robocop and you kicking his ass." or words to that effect.

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Stay out of trouble.

    by SID 8.0

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by SayNoToRemakes

    ...well sure you ARE!

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by SayNoToRemakes ya?

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST


    by SayNoToRemakes STUPID, STUPID ASSHOLE...

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Must see unrated cut

    by Nem_Wan

    The R-rated cut blunts the ability to realize that Verhoeven is being intentionally excessive by turning some truly crazy shots that are meant to be in your face long enough to think about into standard Hollywood gore-teasing.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    This is still the best criterion pick of all time.

    by UltraTron

    The criterion review is still spot on and more relevant than ever.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Whoever said this was way too violent is a moron...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    that's the entire point...the world of Robocop is over the top, its a commentary on the Regan 80s. not to mention the physical violence of Murphy's death dovetails perfectly into the psychic violence of having your humanity stripped from you, without the over the top violence, this movie wouldn't be nearly as effective

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    I have the unrated cut. Murphy's death is so much more epic and evil. But the 10 or so seconds added to the ED-209 boardroom kill are worth the price alone. It's almost comedic how over the top it is. The guy literally takes about 500 rounds.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    That's funny.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    See I got this problem I dont like COPS and COPS dont like me

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Just give me my fucking phone call.

    by SigourneyWeavers3Dbeaver

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Ronald's hot-ass sister...

    by mdk's an even better one: Yep! Don't even mind the V.O of "Tomato aMcGland... I'ma ruvin' it." Free idea to honorable Japanese ad agency: Ronetta McDonald in red & yellow adult schoolgirl skirt and thigh highs, complete with samurai sword. (Please, oh please!)

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    @ has_snyder...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Leeloo Dallas Tomato McGrand

  • Fuck whatever balloon knot licker coded this site.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    phifty2 re: Ed-209 scene

    by Keith

    I think I recall reading somebody (Verhoeven himself, maybe?) opining that by imposing the cuts on the ED-209 boardroom scene, censors had actually made the scene MORE disturbing, not LESS disturbing. Having seen the uncut version originally submitted, I have to agree. In the theatrical release, Kinney's death, while borderline comical, is slightly frightening the first time you see it. But with the uncut, relentless blasting of his body, it becomes OTT ridiculous and comical, which was clearly Verhoeven's original intent.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    See, I got this problem...


    Cops don't like me, so I don't like cops.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    You let the mayor go...


    ...we'll even throw in a Blaupunkt!!!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST



    Give the man a h-a-a-a-a-a-a-n-d!