Robocop (1987) Director’s Cut 4K Restoration

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Director: Paul Verhoeven Run Time: 102 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1987

Starring: Dan O'Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Nancy Allen, Peter Weller, Ronny Cox

Country: United States
Language: English


For its 35th Anniversary, the Film Center is thrilled to present a new 4K Restoration of Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop (1987), the Director’s Cut.


About the film:

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company’s nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

“A sardonic but perfectly-realised depiction of a mayhem-fuelled near future.”

—Clark Collis for Empire Magazine

About the filmmaker: 

Born in Amsterdam, director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven is a master of boundary-pushing erotic thrillers. Perhaps most familiar to audiences in the United States for his iconic sci-fi films RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997), and Hollow Man (2000), Verhoeven has also won prizes at Venice and Toronto, and he’s been nominated multiple times for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. He directed Turkish Delight (1973), voted the Best Dutch Film of the Century by the Netherlands Film Festival in 1999, while second place went to his film Soldier of Orange (1977). His other festival favorites include The 4th Man (1983)Basic Instinct (1992)Black Book (2006) and the César Award-winning Elle (2016).

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