History FilM / RoboCop1987

8th Apr '17 4:28:03 PM DrImpossible
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The film was remade [[Film/RoboCop2014 in 2014]].
8th Apr '17 9:58:13 AM maxwellsilver
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* HollywoodSilencer: When Boddicker shoots Morton, he fits a silencer first so his pistol is barely audible.

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* HollywoodSilencer: When Boddicker shoots Morton, he fits a silencer first so his pistol is barely audible.audible; he even uses a different pistol with an extended barrel in this scene. Since he then blows up the house, it's unclear why he used a suppressor in the first place.



* IdiotBall: We don't see the decision on screen, only its consequences, but whoever it was who [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace decided to load a prototype law enforcement robot that the design team had to know was flaky and unreliable with live ammo for a demonstration]] in front of the OCP board of directors cannot be the brightest bulb on the company's Christmas tree.

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* IdiotBall: We don't see the decision on screen, only its consequences, but whoever it was who [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace decided to load a prototype law enforcement robot that the design team had to know was flaky and unreliable with live ammo for a demonstration]] demonstration in front of the OCP board of directors cannot be the brightest bulb on the company's Christmas tree.
26th Feb '17 10:53:42 PM gjjones
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* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler:Jones']] death. After holding the president of OCP hostage, he's blown out the window by [=RoboCop=] and plummets to the ground. There's also the hostage-taker at City Hall earlier in the movie, though [=RoboCop=] just grabs him and punches him through a window.

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* DestinationDefenestration: DestinationDefenestration:
** After [=RoboCop=] shoots up the cocaine-production facility and corners Boddicker, he throws the latter through several windows while reading the Miranda Rights. He only stops when Boddicker reveals that [[spoiler:he is working for Jones]].
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[[spoiler:Jones']] death.death at the end of the film. After holding the president of OCP hostage, he's blown out the window by [=RoboCop=] and plummets to the ground. There's also the hostage-taker at City Hall earlier in the movie, though [=RoboCop=] just grabs him and punches him through a window.
26th Feb '17 10:42:40 PM gjjones
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!!I'd Buy These Tropes for a Dollar!:

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!!I'd Buy These Tropes Trope Examples for a Dollar!:
25th Feb '17 4:49:23 AM morenohijazo
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* CrooksAreBetterArmed: Dick Jones, an exec in OCP which owns the police, wants Robocop destroyed, so he supplies Clarence's gang with [[{{Main/BFG}} "the Cobra Assault Cannon"]], a .50 caliber rifle firing armor-piercing explosive rounds. Robocop uses one to completely destroy an ED-109 guarding the entrance to OCP headquarters. In ''Film/RoboCop2'', the same gun only knocks [=RoboCain=] off balance for a moment without doing any damage, showing just how tough [=RoboCain=] is.
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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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
** [=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.
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