Robocop 3

Robocop 3

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Director: Fred Dekker, Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn

Cast: Fred Dekker, Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn

     
 

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The final film in the Robocop trilogy finds Robert John Burke stepping into the role assumed by Peter Weller in the first two films. This time around, Robocop has been deemed obsolete and ends up banding together with an underground group of downtrodden Detroiters. On this second DVD release of Robocop 3, the film is presented in widescreen and the

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The final film in the Robocop trilogy finds Robert John Burke stepping into the role assumed by Peter Weller in the first two films. This time around, Robocop has been deemed obsolete and ends up banding together with an underground group of downtrodden Detroiters. On this second DVD release of Robocop 3, the film is presented in widescreen and the soundtrack has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound. There are also audio tracks dubbed in Spanish and French as well as the original theatrical trailer. This disc is also available as part of a three-disc Robocop trilogy set.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Gibner
By the time this third chapter in the RoboCop series was released, the character had been through a children's cartoon show, a comic-book series, a theme-park ride, video games, action figures, and one horrendous sequel. All of these spin-off creations disregarded the point that this dark, violent story was originally centered on -- the soul of a brutally murdered police officer living on in the body of a machine. The character of RoboCop was now being marketed for children, and the third film blatantly plays to its new audience, down to giving Robo a little girl as a buddy through the film. This film is covered in all the early warning signs of a bad sequel. Not only did original actor, Peter Weller, choose not to return, but co-star Nancy Allen is killed off in the first 15 minutes. Karate expert Robert John Burke does a decent job filling in Weller's metal shoes, but it seems the filmmakers would have chosen anyone who could squeeze into the shiny suit. Thankfully, as it is the lightest big-screen RoboCop story told, it manages to capture some of the humor that was found in the original film, an element that was dearly missed in RoboCop 2. Credit for that goes to the film's screenwriter, acclaimed comic-book author Frank Miller, and director Fred Dekker. Dekker shows an obvious love for Paul Verhoeven's original film by not only showing several clips as flashbacks, but repeating lines of dialog and even bringing back Basil Poledouris' thundering, heroic score. While some moments act as a tribute, RoboCop 3, sadly does absolutely nothing to advance the story created in the first film. While fans of the first film may cry foul about the lighter tone, it's hard not to enjoy scenes where Robo fights an evil ninja robot or when he dons a jet pack and flies.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
UPC:
0027616909268
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; Screen format: 16x9 widescreen (1.85:1); English: 5.1 Surround; French: Stereo Surround; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert John Burke Robocop/Alex J. Murphy
Nancy Allen Anne Lewis
Rip Torn Merritt W. Morton-CEO
John Castle McDaggett
CCH Pounder Bertha
Robert DoQui Sergeant Reed
Remy Ryan Nikko
Bruce Locke Otomo
Stanley Anderson Zack
Steve Jacobs Actor
Mario Machado Casey Wong
Jodi Long Nikko's Mom
John Posey Nikko's Dad
Mako Kanemitsu
Edith Ivey Elderly Woman in Bathrobe
Curtis Taylor Rehab #1
Judson Vaughn Seitz
Ken Strong Rehab Patrol
Stephen Root Coontz
Daniel Von Bargen Moreno
Jeff Garlin Donut Jerk
Lee Arenberg Hold-Up Man
Randy Randolph Cop in Donut Shop
Shane Black Donnelly
John Nesci Jensen
James Lorinz Upset Driver
Kenney Jones Splatterpunk #2
Felton Perry Johnson
Bradley Whitford Fleck
Doug Yasuda Kanemitsu's Aide
Eddie Billups Man at Banking Desk
Jill Hennessy Dr. Marie Lazarus
Angie Bolling Ellen Murphy
Diane Butler Woman on Vidphone
David de Vries Informative Yuppie
Gary Bullock Gas Station Clerk
Wilbur Fitzgerald Rebel with Weapons Cart
Beth Burns Teen Prostitute
Lonnie Smith 1st Rehab at Hotel
Ron Leggett Pimp
Eva La Rue Debbie Dix
Mark Gordon Teckie in Robochamber
Michael H. Moss Unfortunate Rehab
Rick Seaman Rehab Driver
Alex Van Rehab in War Room
S.D. Nemeth Bixby Snyder

Technical Credits
Fred Dekker Director,Screenwriter
Cate Bangs Art Director
Jane Bartelme Co-producer
Kathryn Bihr Makeup
Rob Bottin Makeup Special Effects
Patrick Crowley Producer
Stephen H. Fisher Asst. Director
Kirk A. Francis Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Franco Set Decoration/Design
Mike Johnson Stunts
Gary B. Kibbe Cinematographer
Andrew G. La Marca Producer
Anthony LaMarca Associate Producer
Bert Lovitt Editor
Rebecca Marie Art Director
Frank Miller Original Story,Screenwriter
Ha Nguyen Costumes/Costume Designer
Conrad Palmisano Stunts
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Hilda Stark Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Eviction
2. Arming Up
3. Police Activity
4. Splatter Punks
5. Judgement Calls
6. Serve the Public
7. Underground
8. Reparations
9. Good as New
10. Unfinished Business
11. Invasion
12. Good vs. Evil
13. Airborne
14. Reverse Circuitry
15. Respect and Honor
16. End Credits

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Robocop 3 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I love RoboCop. This one isnt as good as the first two but it is still good.