Trivia / RoboCop 3

  • Billing Displacement: Nancy Allen gets second billing (under Robert John Burke), despite having less screentime than Rip Torn (who appears in more scenes than her), and despite being killed off a third of the way through the film.
  • Creator Backlash: Nancy Allen wasn't fond of the movie and didn't want to be part of the movie in the first place; she specifically requested that her character be killed off in order to get out of the franchise. Edward Neumeier, co-writer of the first movie is also on record as to hating the weapon arm and jetpack. While he enjoyed making the movie, Fred Dekker does regret the end result and admits he regrets not having a bigger budget and toning down the tone of the film series.
  • Creator Killer: Fred Dekker hasn't directed anything after the failure of this film.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Because Orion wouldn't put up the cash to build new suits for Robert John Burke, he had wear a slightly modified version of the suits Peter Weller wore in RoboCop 2 and Burke had said it was painful after a short time.
  • Old Shame: As mentioned above, Nancy Allen and Fred Dekker aren't fond of the movie.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Kanemitsu the Chairmen of the Kanemitsu Corporation.
  • The Other Darrin: Because of the costume and general similarity between Peter Weller and Robert John Burke, it isn't too noticeable, aside from the voice. In fact, this was one of the reasons Bruke was cast: Orion was starting to fail and they didn't want to put up the cash to make an entriely new suit, so they insisted they cast someone similar to Weller.
  • Refitted for Sequel: Plot elements like OCP forcing people to move from their homes with Rehab-forces and the donut shop scene with all the cops pulling their guns out came from Frank Miller's original script for RoboCop 2.
  • The Shelf of Movie Languishment: The film completed production in 1991 before being shelved for two years.