History FilM / RoboCop1987

25th Jan '17 3:08:09 PM tommythegun
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** See GunTwirling below.
19th Jan '17 1:17:18 AM Orca1_9904
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Back in the late 80's, no one would ever imagine the Ford Taurus being an effective police car. Fast-forward to the 2010's and they've now replaced the venerable Crown Victoria as Ford's police cruiser platform.
18th Jan '17 8:11:34 PM mhj0808
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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Murphy himself, who was a pretty bad shot without his cybernetic enhancements. Even after he becomes Robocop, he can't seem to hit anything when his auto targeting system is damaged (though this may be justified because he may not be programmed to be able to shoot without it).
14th Jan '17 10:17:38 AM JamesAustin
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* GunTwirling:
** Murphy's signature CharacterTic, as he copies a move from his son's favorite TV show ''TJ Lazar''. He explains to Lewis in the scene prior to the car chase that he does this because he knows he's his son's role model. (The gun safety issues of doing this are averted by the fact that Murphy only does that trick after unloading the weapon. When he's doing it with Lewis prior to chasing down Boddicker, he reloads his pistol afterwords.)
** After Murphy is killed and Bob Morton's team turns him into [=RoboCop=], part of the process is that Murphy's memory is erased. However, it turns out the memory-wiping process is not perfect, as demonstrated when Morton shows off [=RoboCop=]'s ImprobableAimingSkills at the firing range. After finishing his magazine, [=RoboCop=] twirls his Auto 9 on his right hand before putting it in his leg holster. Lewis sees this, immediately realizing that [=RoboCop=] is Murphy.
** Robo also does it at the end of the film before tucking his gun into his holster and confidently walking away, like a hero in an old Western movie.

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* GunTwirling:
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GunTwirling: Murphy's signature CharacterTic, as he copies a move from his son's favorite TV show ''TJ Lazar''. He explains to Lewis in the scene prior to the car chase that he does this because he knows he's his son's role model. (The gun safety issues of doing this are averted by the fact that Murphy only does that trick after unloading the weapon. When he's doing it with Lewis prior to chasing down Boddicker, he reloads his pistol afterwords.)
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) After Murphy is killed and Bob Morton's team turns him into [=RoboCop=], part of the process is that Murphy's memory is erased. However, it turns out the memory-wiping process is not perfect, as demonstrated when Morton shows off [=RoboCop=]'s ImprobableAimingSkills at the firing range. After finishing his magazine, [=RoboCop=] twirls his Auto 9 on his right hand before putting it in his leg holster. Lewis sees this, immediately realizing that [=RoboCop=] is Murphy.
** Robo also
Murphy. He does does it again at the end of the film before tucking his gun into his holster and confidently walking away, like a hero in an old Western movie.
6th Jan '17 5:47:56 PM Geoduck
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* CurbStompBattle: [=RoboCop=] versus the ED-209 near the end of the film. Especially satisfying because their earlier fight wasn't concluded.

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** [=RoboCop=] versus all the thugs in the cocaine-production facility.
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[=RoboCop=] versus the ED-209 near the end of the film. Especially satisfying because their earlier fight wasn't concluded.
28th Dec '16 1:17:08 AM JakesBrain
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** Murphy, leaving the police motor pool, goes up the exit ramp too quickly and scrapes his rear fender on the cement. Robocop later does the same thing.
23rd Dec '16 6:22:47 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: This movie had UsefulNotes/{{Dallas}} fill in for Detroit, especially noticeable in the shots that show Reunion Tower.
22nd Dec '16 5:27:13 PM Zeroth17
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22nd Dec '16 5:27:10 PM Zeroth17
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** The Old Man may be the CEO of one of the most corrupt corporations in all of fiction, but he is horrified and angry when ED-209 kills a fellow board member.
14th Oct '16 1:01:24 AM Twsnider1138
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** this troper remembers a hilarious censor mishap on a Canadian showing where bleeped out mother but not f@@ker.
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