It's Detroit sometime in the near future. Murphy, a tough cop transferred to old Detroit, is fatally wounded by a gang of lunatics. This is the big chance that OCP, the multi-national corporation that purchased the police department, has been waiting for to create a cyborg: part human, part machine, modern technology with on-the-street experience.
In the second movie, a ruthless OCP executive creates a new, improved robot-cop: a ten foot tall, powerful monster. There's just one little problem: it has a brain salvaged from a convicted felon. And now he's out to get Robocop...talk about good cop/bad cop!
In Robocop 3, the OCP merges with a Japanese corporation that has it's own, untested, ninja-robot. The perfect thing for crowd control. If you don't want the crowd to live. Naturally, the original Robocop takes him/it on in a final confrontation that he barely survives
There was also a three-movie series called Maniac Cop. This was sort of the evil twin of Robocop. Set in the dark innercity, a cop gone bad and out to out-bad the bad guys. The first one stars Bruce Campbell, with Sheree North as a bitter crippled policewoman.
A tv series about Robocop followed the original 3 robocop movies, though none of the episodes appear to be available on videotape.
A number of actors have appeared in RoboCop films:
RoboCop: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen (Murphy's partner), Ronny Cox (the corporate bad guy), Kurtwood Smith, Dan O'Herlihy (the appalled Chairman of the Board),
Director: Paul Verhoeven (who also directed Total Recall and Starship Troopers).
RoboCop 2: Weller and Allen, plus Belinda Bauer, Gabriel Damon, Tom Noonan, Dan O'Herlihy
and director Irvin Kershner (director of Never Say Never Again, The Empire Strikes Back, and Eyes of Laura Mars).
RoboCop 3: Robert John Burke (as the new RoboCop) Rip Torn, Jill Hennessy, Remy Ryan, CCH Pounder, Dan O'Herlihy
and director: Fred Dekker (who also directed Monstervision movie House, 1986).
Here's a list of videos available, followed by this month's episodes/movies on tv/cable:
Robocop 3 (1993)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Maniac Cop (1988)
Maniac Cop 3 (1992)
Previous (November 2001 to 2002) times are EST: November 3 3:00 PM ROBOCOP 3 (Sci Fi Channel) December 15 12:00 AM ROBOCOP 3 (USA Network) January 17 8:00 PM RoboCop 2 CINEMAX Thursdy 17 11:00 PM RoboCop 2 CINEMAX Sunday 27 3:15 AM RoboCop 2 CINEMAX Sunday 27 6:15 AM RoboCop 2 CINEMAX Feb 17 10:05 AM RoboCop 3 TMC Mon 17 5:35 PM RoboCop 3 TMC Tue 18 3:05 AM RoboCop 3 TMC Fri 21 1:25 PM RoboCop 3 TMC Sat 22 12:00 AM RoboCop 3 TMC Sun 23 2:05 AM RoboCop STARZ March 17 3:15 PM Robocop MEGAV March 23 8:00 PM Robocop WKYC March 24 3:15 PM Robocop MEGAV April 10 9:00 PM Sci Fi channel: ROBOCOP 3
New RoboCop series aired on Sci Fi channel last July, 2001
ROBOCOP: PRIME DIRECTIVESThis 8-hour miniseries is set ten years after the original. Delta City is now considered "the safest place on Earth" and Robocop/Alex Murphy is beginning to feel his age. For one thing, his fully-grown son is both unaware of his father's survival and is an executive of OCP, the corporation that "owns" Delta City. What's a father who is made mostly of steel to do? It will follow a Saturday, July 14, 2001, 4:00 PM SCINEMA FEATURE showing of the movie ROBOCOP 3Part I Monday, July 16, 2001 at 9PM & Midnight ET/PT Part II Tuesday, July 17, at 9PM & 12AM ET/PT Part III Wednesday, July 18, at 9PM & 12AM ET/PT Part IV Thursday, July 19, at 9PM & 12AM ET/PT
Sept. 5, 2000, WHEN JUSTICE FAILS
Previous Sci-Fi channel broadcasts:
Sept 12, THE HUMAN FACTOR
Sept 19, INSIDE CRIME (a reality-show profiling Robocop and the criminals he's after - live)
Sept 26, ROBOCOP VS. COMMANDER CASH
No episodes or movies are scheduled until:
Saturday, January 22, 2000, 9:00 PM & repeated in 4 hours, SCINEMA EVENT (movie) "ROBOCOP 3"
August 14, 10:00 AM, ROBOCOP MARATHON:
THE FUTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
THE FUTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMEN
WHEN JUSTICE FALLS
THE HUMAN FACTOR
MIDNIGHT MINUS ONE Sun, September 24, 8:00 PM, SCINEMA FEATURE: ROBOCOP 3
Mon, October 16, 10:00 AM, ROBOCOP marathon:GHOSTS OF WAR 11:00 AM, ZONE FIVE 12:00 PM, PROVISION 22 1:00 PM, FACES OF EVE 2:00 PM, TIN MAN 3:00 PM, SISTERS IN CRIME 27-JULY, 2001 ROBOCOP 3 29-SEP 5:00 PM ROBOCOP 3 29-SEP 7:00 PM ROBOCOP 2 29-SEP 9:00 PM ROBOCOP 1 30-SEP 1:00 PM ROBOCOP 3 30-SEP 3:00 PM ROBOCOP 2 30-SEP 5:00 PM ROBOCOP 1 OCTOBER - none scheduled on the Sci Fi Channel No further episodes scheduled so far on the Sci Fi Channel
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