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Android Cop is a 2014 American Science Fiction buddy cop film made by The Asylum and starring Michael Jai White.

It's the year 2049, and Los Angeles is a very different place. Androids have been invented, which is good. However, a horrific plague has sealed off a portion of the city, the Zone, which is very bad. Hammond (White) is a cop who has just been assigned an android partner. Unfortunately, their partnership starts with having to find the Mayor's (Charles S. Dutton) android daughter. As they search for the core, they unlock a Government Conspiracy that could rock LA to its very core...

This film contains examples of:

  • Action Prologue: Hammond and his first partner busting up an illegal sale in the Zone.
  • Big Bad: Mayor Jacobs is behind everything.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Hammond hates machines, but his mind was hooked up to one after he was gravely wounded by a malfunctioning turret.
  • Crapsack World: The Zone is a section of future Los Angeles that's contaminated by radiation. In response, it was quarantined under pain of death for anybody who tries to enter or leave without a special bypass. The population are mostly mutants and criminals. The rest of LA isn't much better, since poverty is rampant and the government is incredibly corrupt. Also, euthanasia and organ harvesting is legal.
  • Dirty Cop: Hammond's superior, Jones, is perfectly willing to steal evidence for his own use. As it turns out he and the majority of the police force are in on the mayor's plan to commit genocide on the Zone.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: At first it seems like the main threat will be drug boss Dexts Madison, but he's killed 15 minutes in and the plot moves on to a genocidal Government Conspiracy led by Mayor Jacobs.
  • Driven to Suicide: Jacobs shoots himself after his crimes are exposed.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Andy records Jacobs trying to kill his daughter and plays it over the hospital's intercoms.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hammond is not fond of AIs, due to his partner dying from a machine gun turret malfunctioning.
  • Government Conspiracy: The main antagonists are the city government, which wants to commit genocide to cover up a prior crime the Mayor committed.
  • Hostage Situation: Hammond meets Andy when he's taken hostage by a criminal, and Andy saves him.
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  • Living Lie Detector: Andy is programmed with the ability to read people's microexpressions, which helps him figure out deceptive agendas.
  • Mayor Pain: Mayor Jacobs is masterminding a scheme to slaughter the Zone to cover up his responsibility in contaminating it.
  • The Mockbuster: Of RoboCop (2014), with some elements of Almost Human.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: Two cops blast their way through a crime-ridden section of the city to rescue the mayor's daughter. They end up having to rampage some more to protect her from the government conspiracy.
  • Sex Slave: It's common practice for androids to be kept as sex slaves.
  • The Sociopath: Mayor Jacobs pretends to be a dedicated public servant, but is so apathetic to the well-being of his citizenry that he poisons an entire section of his city because he doesn't feel like spending the money to test food rations, and is perfectly willing to kill his own daughter to cover it up.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Mayor Jacobs does one when he sends Hammond and Andy to find his daughter. They'll either kill a bunch of gang members in the process of doing the rescue, or die in the line of duty, giving him an excuse to kill them all himself.