Monday, December 1, 2008

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Damian said...

The film is set in a dystopian near future, in Detroit, Michigan. Violent crime is out of control, and the city is in financial ruin. The city government contracts the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) to fund and operate the Detroit Police Department, in effect privatizing it. OCP is not interested in rebuilding "Old Detroit" but rather replacing it with a modern utopia called "Delta City". Before this construction project can begin, however, OCP needs to end crime in the city, but knows it can't rely on an already undermanned police department.

At an executive meeting OCP Senior President Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) presents the new law enforcement droid ED-209, which he believes will end crime in Old Detroit. The demonstration quickly goes awry when ED-209 fails to recognize that the OCP volunteer dropped his weapon, as commanded by the droid. The unarmed executive unsuccessfully tries to flee and is gunned down. Bob Morton (Miguel Ferrer) uses the opportunity to propose the RoboCop program directly to the head of OCP, the Old Man (Daniel O'Herlihy), who accepts. As a result, Morton immediately earns the hatred of Jones.

Meanwhile, Detroit police officers Alex J. Murphy (Peter Weller) and Anne Lewis (Nancy Allen) pursue a crew of thugs during an armored car robbery. Later, inside an abandoned steel mill, Murphy is captured, tortured and shot in the head by the notorious Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) and his men. After being pronounced dead, Murphy's brain and face are subsequently rebuilt into a cyborg, and he is dubbed "RoboCop." RoboCop patrols the city and proves extremely effective at stopping violent crime. Morton's overwhelmingly successful project propels him to an OCP vice presidency, but Dick Jones warns him that his humiliation won't go unanswered. Boddicker, who has been secretly working for Jones, arrives at his mansion and murders Bob Morton on Jones' orders.

As time passes, RoboCop begins to experience memories from his previous life and grows determined to hunt down Boddicker and his gang. Boddicker is arrested by RoboCop following a gunfight in a cocaine refinery. In desperation, Boddicker announces that Dick Jones is supposed to be protecting him. After attempting to arrest Jones for aiding and abetting a fugitive, RoboCop learns of Directive Four, which prevents him from arresting any senior OCP executive. After Jones boasts of his crimes, RoboCop is severely damaged by an ED-209 droid and a police SWAT team. However, he escapes with the help of his former partner, Anne Lewis.

Jones frees Boddicker and, after ordering him to destroy RoboCop, he promises to make him the new crime lord of Delta City. Boddicker's gang members, rounded up by RoboCop, are released when the police force goes on strike. Supplied with military weapons by Jones, they follow RoboCop to the same abandoned steel mill in which the gang murdered Officer Murphy. In a final showdown, RoboCop and Lewis kill Boddicker and the gang. The battle leaves RoboCop damaged and Lewis seriously wounded.

RoboCop proceeds to the OCP headquarters and reveals evidence of Jones' crimes to the OCP board of directors. Jones tries to take the CEO hostage, but as he starts making demands, the Old Man fires him and invalidates his protection under Directive Four. RoboCop immediately shoots Jones, sending his body flying through the boardroom window. When the CEO asks for his name, Robocop smiles and replies, "Murphy."