Continuity mistake: Dick Jones brags (admits?) to Robocop, "I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake. Now, it's time to erase that mistake" while Robocop is crouched on the ground, not only looking away from him from across the room, but also Robocop's eyes are in a vertical position. In the playback, Jones is facing the camera as though it were videotaped or filmed in a studio. (01:10:50 - 01:35:10)

Continuity mistake: When Murphy and Lewis are chasing the villains in the beginning, one of the bad guys shoots the windshield of the cop car, leaving a hole and messing up the glass. Not even a second later, the windshield is fine. (00:15:45)

Continuity mistake: When Robocop is fighting Clarence Boddicker in the cocaine factory he throws Boddicker through a plate glass window. If you watch closely, you can see the window shatter about 1-2 seconds before he goes through it. (01:05:40)

Continuity mistake: When Clarence's car is flipped over at the steel mill, he gets out and starts firing at Lewis. Look at the windshield on Lewis's car. It's in perfect condition and all of a sudden 9 bullet holes appear in it. Clarence didn't even shoot his gun that many times. (01:30:45)

Continuity mistake: When Robocop's about to be run down by the van towards the end, he fires his traditional three-round burst at the windscreen, somehow producing nine bullet holes. (01:25:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Robocop looks up his old address, his house number is the 500's on Primrose Street, but when he drives by the sign on his street it says he is in the 3000's section. (00:54:15)

Continuity mistake: When Clarence is talking with the other drug dealer in the warehouse, tempers flare and guns are drawn. The Asian gang member racks his shotgun (thus loading the weapon). Wouldn't he have kept it loaded? Anyway a few seconds later Robocop enters and the same Asian guy racks his shotgun again and no shell is ejected. (01:22:55)

Continuity mistake: When the executive is shot by Ed 209 near the beginning, we see bullet holes in his back, so they're obviously going through, but there's no damage to the windows behind him. (00:11:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Emil is robbing the Shell gas station, he puts the machine gun in his right hand. But when Robocop drives by and sees him from a distance, the guy has the gun in his left hand. When they cut back to the close-up again, it's in his right hand again. (00:49:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Robocop is at OCP trying to save "the old man," Jones is wearing a black suit while he is holding him hostage. After he releases him (as Robocop shoots him) the suit is grey, then turns black again as he crashes through the window and falls to his death. (01:35:30)

Continuity mistake: When Clarence is checking the RoboCop Locator in Dick's office, the little light that tells you where RoboCop is still flashes after Clarence turns the locator off. (01:16:16)


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Continuity mistake: When the bearded man is robbing the convenience store, he demands that the owner opens the safe. Look at the Lite cans on the safe. When seen from the right, there are four cans. When the owner kneels down to try and open it, there are now three. When we cut back to a view from the right there are again four. Finally when the robber is shooting at Robocop there are only two. (00:33:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Bob Morton, Johnson, and Kinney get off the elevator, a computer voice chimes that it's floor 95. After the board meeting, Morton and Johnson leave the board room (and it's the same floor as you can see the two paintings on the wall that lead to the board room) a sign next to the elevator says "120." (00:07:05 - 00:13:40)

Continuity mistake: When Robocop playbacks his recording of Clarence Boddicker spilling his guts about Dick Jones, the words he says are different than the ones that were recorded. (01:06:25 - 01:09:05)

Continuity mistake: When Clarence sets down the grenade on the table, we can see that there is a glass to the left of the grenade. When the view changes so we can see the whole room the glass has moved to the right of the grenade, then when we see Bob reaching for the grenade, there is no glass on the table. (00:58:34)


Continuity mistake: Just before Clarence Boddicker crashes his 6000 SUX into the water after colliding with Lewis' Taurus Cruiser, there is a scene where his car is charging toward the camera, and a hubcap comes off and whistles past the camera, in fact they even put in a sound effect. But in one of the next shots, the hubcaps are back on. (01:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: Right after Sergeant Reed has removed Fredrickson's sign from the locker and says "Murphy, front and center," you see two men standing behind Murphy. When it cuts, only one of the men are behind him. (00:04:55)


Continuity mistake: When the official is blown out of the window of City Hall, he falls out of screen. During the replay of the scene for the news immediately afterwards, the stunt man's feet are seen popping up into view as he bounces on the padding and rolls to take the impact. (00:40:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the drugs factory, when Robocop starts to bang on the door, you can see at least 4 people on the stairs and overhead walkway. After Robocop knocks the door down and looks around, we see this through his view and they have vanished. They reappear when the camera view returns. (01:03:30)

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Suggested correction: If you watch after your screenshot some seconds more you can see a second stair behind the empty one. And there are still people on it.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) is killed by Murphy (Peter Weller), Boddicker falls into the steel mill's water, blood spewing from his neck. Sharp eyes are required here to see that there is someone standing against the wall in the background... (01:32:40)

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Dick Jones: I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake. Now it's time to erase that mistake.

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Trivia: In the original version on the DVD box set, any unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition of Robocop will result in criminal prosecution by Enforcement Droids. (01:38:05)

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Question: When Robocop is about to arrest Jones, he suddenly feels his system malfunctioning. Jones then explains that Directive 4 is used to shut him down if he attempts to arrest a senior officer of OCP. Why did Jones put this directive into Robocop? At the time nobody knew he was working with Boddicker.

Answer: Because he knew he was doing illegal activities. Robocop was said to be highly efficient at his job and Jones did not want to risk him out on the streets without the insurance of shutting him down if Robo came after him.


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