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Our RoboCop Remake is a parody/Fan Remake of the original RoboCop (1987), produced by David Seger and released in February 2014 — right around the time that the official remake of the film actually hit theaters.

The film (which was made possible through online crowdfunding) features alternate takes of 50 scenes that make up the original source material by 50 different creators. Ranging from animated sequences to a scene featuring Muppets to an interpretive dance number to several over-the-top hyper-violent action scenes to comedy sketches to a side trip into the Acid-Trip Dimension, each scene is radically different in style and tone, despite still (loosely) adhering to the original film's storyline.

Participants in the project were encouraged to make the material as outlandish as possible while generally adhering to the framework of the original movie, and each scene was directed by a different group of filmmakers. More than 50 participants took part in the project.


The film features contributions from many parody groups and directors, including Cracked, Channel 101, Fatal Farm, Honest Trailers, Nicolas Winding Refn (maybe), and many others.

The film was screened in Los Angeles and New York in January 2014, and was released online one month later. It can be watched online at

As a remake of the original film, many of the tropes on that page still apply. This film also provides examples of:

  • Absurd Phobia: Murphy has flashbacks to an evil clown wielding a gun and shooting him when the doctors are fighting to save his life. He even reacts in horror when one of the doctors appears dressed as a clown.
  • Adding Insult to Injury:
    • During the part where the paramedics try to save Murphy's life, his body falls off the stretcher as they're wheeling him in. Soon after, the camera hits him in the head.
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    • Referenced by name when Boddicker shoots Anne at the steel mill.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: The first conversation between Murphy and Boddicker has them (and Boddicker's gang) replaced by babies who smile throughout the whole scene.
  • Big "NO!": The ED-209 before Robo shoots him with the Cobra cannon.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: The attempted rape victims in the parking lot after Robo saves them.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Reed shoots the head off a police officer while arguing with Morton over whether Robo should have access to a cop car.
  • Bring My Brown Pants:
    • One of the OCP employees pees himself when Jones confronts Morton in the bathroom.
    • Robo pees himself when confronting Jones in his office.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The robber in the convenience store, to an exaggerated length. He simply repeats "Fuck me" for the better part of a minute when Robo enters.
  • Curse Cut Short:
    Leroy: Where is that metallic mother-
    Boddicker: Shut it!
  • Dance Party Ending: The end credits run over Robo (and his rebooted version) breakdancing in various locales.
  • Deconstruction: Discussed and Played for Laughs. The scene where Boddicker and his crew fire off the Cobra Assault Cannons for the first time is overlaid with a pair of literary critics discussing various concepts behind the scene, including mob mentality, the cost of the destruction, two people shopping for a car and price-quoting the 6000 SUX, audition reels and more.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: Played for Laughs. At one point, a lawyer comes in to interrupt a conversation and let the audience know that they're watching an illegal copy.
    Lawrence Butler: I have been retained by Metro-Goldwyn Meyer, Columbia Pictures and Strike Entertainment, the production companies behind the upcoming film Robocop (in theatres everywhere February 12th), to inform you that the film you are enjoying is in violation of multiple federal laws. If you look underneath your seats right now, you should find a copy of a Cease and Desist letter ... so why don't you just all gather your things, exit the theatre and head to to buy tickets for the official Robocop, in theatres everywhere February 12th.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In the club sequence, the 8-bit Robo stops to stare at a gyrating dancer before arresting Leon. After he does so, he walks back to stare at the dancer again, and his computer states that he has to "apprehend dat ass".
  • Don't Explain the Joke: The OCP bathroom scene ends with Morton explaining how and why Jones peed on him, and then goes on and length about how he pooped himself.
  • Dynamic Entry: When Lewis rescues Robo from the garage, he enters her vehicle by leaping through the windshield.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The film ends with Robo/Murphy triumphantly walking out of OCP after telling the Old Man his real name, getting back together with his ex-wife and Lewis becoming a fellow cyborg.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • There are several points where male frontal nudity is seen, including the Rape as Comedy parking lot sequence (where the assailants are shown clutching their mutilated organs) and the 6000 SUX commercial.
    • Two robots are seen making love, and it's exactly as you would expect (a dark close-up on a screw getting shoved in and out of an ED-209).
  • Fanservice: The "coke party" at Morton's home turns into an actual party after Boddicker arrives, with the women he brought along baring their breasts and dancing while the words "ROBO COP" appear in large neon letters as they spray each other with champagne.
  • Fatal Family Photo: In the first boardroom scene, Kenney pulls out a photo of his fiancee moments before being gunned down by the ED-209.
  • Foreshadowing: Played for Laughs. At several points, characters wonder out loud what would happen if a man was merged with a robot. Later, during the first Boddicker chase, Anne lays out the plot of the rest of the film, and Alex brushes it off.
  • Gag Dub: The first conversation between Murphy and Sergeant Reed is accomplished by having actors speak over still photos of the characters, with exaggerated swearing.
  • Good-Times Montage: The sequence where Robo stops the City Hall hostage situation is preceded with a bit where Robo has written a letter to "Robomom and Robodad" telling them of his experiences, which include triumphantly walking down a street, sitting in the middle of a public square contemplating his life, and eating Chinese food.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Robo shooting the mob of rapists in the parking lot, complete with plenty of reaction shots.
    • Robo tortures Boddicker by tasering him in the groin at the warehouse.
  • Hard-Work Montage: One of the technicians who tries to stop Robo from entering the OCP archives complains about his speech impediment, and a fellow officer says he can help him. Cue a montage of the officer with the impediment studying to talk better.
  • Hope Spot:
    • Bobby is thrown out of the van by Boddicker, but instead of crashing into Anne's windshield, he begins to fly into the air. Bobby praises his good fortune and Boddicker's crew look at him in awe... then Murphy firest several rounds up into the air, hitting Bobby and bringing right back down onto the windshield.
    • Instead of leaving Morton to watch Jones' message with a grenade on his table, Boddicker decides to join Morton and the prostitutes as they dance topless, snort cocaine and drink champagne. For a while, it looks like they'll be best buds, and Boddicker leaves without remembering why he came in the first place. However, he accidentally drops his grenade on the ground when he leaves, leading to the house blowing up when Jones calls after him.
  • I Have a Family: Said verbatim by the ED-209 before Robo blows him up with the Cobra Assault Cannon.
  • Jabba Table Manners: During the first Media Break, the hosts (and Dick Jones) are all eating food during their broadcast/interview, and Jones can be heard loudly chewing his food while he tries to speak.
  • It Will Never Catch On: During the first Media Break segment, one of the hosts openly muses about what would happen if a human was merged with a robot. The other host laughs at him for suggesting a "robot cop", and continues to eat her spaghetti.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The parody's version of Lieutenant Hedgecock gets shot by his own bullet when it ricochets off Robo's skull during the garage confrontation sequence.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: During the City Hall hostage scene, Robo punches the hostage-taker so hard that he breaks his neck. Rather than leave the scene as is, he throws the man out of the window to make it look like he jumped out of his own accord.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • The film begins with a series of the most violent moments from the original film backed by an 8-bit (and overly exciting) game soundtrack.
    • When Bobby (literally) flies, the scene becomes inspirational and heroic, as Boddicker's crew look on in awe and "Fly Like An Eagle" plays in the background. Then Murphy suddenly shoots Bobby again and causes him to crash back down into the cop car's windshield.
    • The Robo/ED-209 fight sequence is backed by a lighthearted rendition of the main theme.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The first scene in Detroit PD has Alex Murphy whistling the Robocop theme song as he enters the front office.
    • When Anne asks if Robo can go back to being the man he once was, she pulls out a picture of Robert John Burke in the suit from RoboCop 3.
    • The film ends with Murphy and Anne confronting an intruder in the Detroit PD parking garage, which turns out to be the Alternate Continuity version of the character from RoboCop (2014).
  • Not Quite Dead: The robber in the convenience store pipes up to give his opinion on the storekeeper's speculation on what remains of Robo, after said robber was disemboweled and thrown against a wall by said robot.
  • Overly Long Gag:
    • The ED-209 shooting Kenney, which continues for a good 2 minutes while Jones hypes the unit's combat capabilities to the Old Man and the scientists try several methods of shutting it down (pulling out cables, calling Tech Support and finally kicking it in the crotch).
    • Robo walking into the precinct for the first time, and soon after, the argument with.
    • Robo shooting a literal mob of rapists in the crotch during his first night on patrol, and then struggling to get back in his vehicle afterwards.
  • Phallic Weapon: Robo's dataspike is shaped like the male genitalia, and he grins before putting it in the interface slot.
  • Precision F-Strike: During the initial Boddicker chase:
    Dispatch: Backup? You want backup? This is Detroit, motherfucker, there is no backup!
  • Product Placement: During the OCP elevator scene, a lawyer walks into frame, interrupting Morton and Johnson's conversation, and lets them know that the film is in violation of copyright before launching into a spiel about where to see the then-upcoming reboot and plugging Fandango and Subway, among others.
    Lawrence Butler: While you wait, why not head to Subway and enjoy their brand-new Robocop Fiery Steak Footlong with creamy Habenero Justice Sauce? Hunger has a new enemy! Where Robocops eat!
    Announcer: SUBWAY!
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: During the attempted strike scene, one of the officers notes that, "There. Was. a Strike. Vote. Last. Week!"
  • Rape as Comedy:
    • The "parking lot" scene, where the rape-in-progress Robo stops quickly goes south when a legion of rapists run into the lot and try to attack multiple women. The whole scene culminates in Robo facing off against the "foremost rapist", who the girls look at in horror while he stands naked facing Robo, and gets shot multiple times in the groin for his troubles.
    • Boddicker threatens to sodomize Morton when he arrives at the latter's house, but the mood changes when he sees the hookers and offers to join their party.
  • Reaction Shot: Many, but the attempted rape victims in the parking lot sequence are the most notable.
  • Reckless Gun Usage: When Murphy is showing off his gun twirling trick to Anne, he begins by spinning the gun on the tip of his barrel, then uses one hand to move the gun in circles around his ring finger, all while it's still on the trigger and pointing the gun backwards at himself. Anne looks at him uncomfortably in response.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: In-universe, when a lawyer shows up in the middle of the scene to let the audience know that they've levied a C&D order on the filmmakers, and asking everyone to go see the remake instead.
  • Shout-Out: When Clarence Boddicker's photo is seen at the beginning of the film, it's a cast photo taken from That '70s Show. It's later seen again when Robo is searching through the OCP archives, and matches each of Boddicker's crew with a character from the show.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Played With. While Lewis still dies, she is brought back as a cyborg.
  • Spirit Advisor: Mocked.
    Bixby Snyder: Emil? Emil, it's me. The "I'd buy that for a dollar" guy. Listen, I'm your spirit guide. You're going to die. I'm going to guide you through. You're going to be fine. Trust me. (Boddicker runs over Emil)
  • Spontaneous Choreography:
    • Murphy's death scene is replaced by an interpretive dance sequence where Boddicker's crew performs a routine as Murphy stands up (with his blown-off hand represented by red tissue paper straming into the air).
    • When Robo and Lewis are fixing his targeting systems.
  • Stylistic Suck: The cheap budget is often Played for Laughs. In the boardroom scenes, the walls are made of cardboard and duct tape, and when the ED-209 walks in for the first time, one of the board members mockingly mentions how you can see its (human) legs due to budget cutbacks.
  • Take That!: Murphy and Lewis find an intruder picking through garbage in the Detroit PD parking garage. It turns out to be the Robo from the 2014 reboot, and they mock him (calling him one of the X-Men, among other insults) before he runs off in shame.
  • Team Killer: One of the OCP officers shoots another when they make a corny joke during the garage scene.
  • Tempting Fate: When Murphy and Anne assault Boddicker's hideout, she comments, "What's the worst that could happen?"
  • Toilet Humor:
    • The bathroom scene between Jones and Morton in the OCP bathroom ends with the former peeing on the latter while making jokes about being "pissed off".
    • The OCP employees realizing that Robo is walking out, and make plenty of fart jokes.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: One of the assailants visibly throws up all over himself as Robo is shooting all of the rapists in the parking lot.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: In-universe. This effect is deliberately exaggerated during the final fight scene. The screen turns hazy, characters suddenly gain large heads or distorted voices, and Pink Floyd plays in the background while Emil imagines that Robo is chasing him in a drug-fueled haze when he exits the van after crashing into the toxic waste.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: When Murphy shoots the ED-209 with the assault cannon before confronting Jones during the meeting, the ED-209 yells that he has a family before cutting to a flashback of the ED-209 (with his robot wife and child) re-enacting the Murphy flashback scene from earlier in the film.


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