Corrected entry: When Robocop is first revealed, he is exactly as tall as Bob Morton (he can look directly in his eyes as we see it from Robocop's view). When Robocop is in the police station for the first time (walking in the police station lobby, then facing Bob Morton) he is a head taller than Morton. In the shooting range, he is about 7 centimetres shorter than he was in the lobby. And so on through the entire film.
Corrected entry: When Robocop tries to arrest Dick Jones in the OCP tower, he goes in with his pistol holstered, yet when Robocop tries to shoot Jones, there's no sound effect to show he unholstered the pistol. The scene I am referring to is when Robocop and Jones are alone in Jones' office, not the end of the movie.
Corrected entry: Just after RoboCop has arrested Clarence, we see the police officers arguing. There is a shot of Lewis and the doors we see behind her are clear, no one is there or near them. A second later RoboCop and Clarence bust through the doors. How did they get into the hall that fast? (01:04:56)
Corrected entry: Near the film's end, Dick is giving a presentation to the OCP board about ED-209 replacing Detroit Police officers. The board claps midway through his speech, and you can see "the Old Man" start to get up and open his mouth. He then looks to the person next to him and sits down quickly, as if missing a cue and forgetting that Dick has more lines.
Corrected entry: After Murphy dies, the screen goes black and there is a very cool sequence of scenes from RoboCop's point of view. In one of them, though, a female Security Concepts/OCP suit says, "Bring in the LED" and a green light-grid covers the screen. A technician then "secures" each corner with a screwdriver, but as he does each screw, the grid gets progressively closer to the screen, until it has disappeared. What kind of device would move each time a corner is tightened?
Corrected entry: During the botched demonstration of the ED-209 in the boardroom near the start of the film the ED-209 should not have been loaded with live ammunition as this was only a demonstration of its ability to recognize criminals. If the demonstration had been on a firing range or outside it would have made sense but to have loaded it for a showing in a board room beggars belief.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the thugs are testing their new heavy weapons, one bangs on the roof of the car and says, "Mount up. "If you watch closely, when he hits the roof of the car, the rear view mirror falls off the windshield.
Corrected entry: The first time Robocop is revealed (when Bob Morton pulls away the plastic sheet, Johnson says "Go Robo!") he walks forward into clapping crowd. On a monitor to the left you see Robocop turn to the right and walk away to the right, but from Robocop's point of view we see that he is still walking forward into the crowd.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, Lewis brings in an insanely violent prisoner - even though he is handcuffed, he is violent and out of control. At least a dozen male cops watch her struggling with him at the risk of serious injury and not one does a thing to help her! In real life he'd be face down on the floor underneath three or four hefty officers in a second - and remember, in this film the police are even more heavy-handed than in real life.
Corrected entry: When Robocop goes to arrest Dick Jones, he drives into the basement parking lot of the OCP building and then takes a long ride in a glass elevator to the top of a very tall skyscraper where Jones' office is located. Later, after being driven out of Jones' office by the ED-209, Robocop escapes into a stairwell and down a flight of stairs. The 209 cannot navigate the stairs and ends up falling down them. As the 209 struggles to upright itself, Robocop staggers down what appears to be only one more flight of stairs before exiting a door where he is suddenly back in the basement parking lot. How did he get back down to the basement so fast?
Corrected entry: It is established early that Robo's armor is titanium laminated with Kevlar, and is shown stopping all kinds of weapons, yet at the end of the movie Clarence drives a spike through the armor like it was simple plastic. Even with the heavy spike he should not have been able to do that.
Corrected entry: Right after Clarence's gang arrives at the mill Robocop tells Louis that she should leave then he cocks his gun. However he visibly strains while cocking it, he even grimaces in frustration and looks like he's about to swear. So much for his 400 ft-lb grip. It could be argued that this is because he's damaged, however bear in mind later in the film he moves some thousand pound I-beams off himself with his arms, after sustaining even more damage.
Corrected entry: You can see many small pieces of dry ice in the Toxic Waste that pours out of the truck to give the liquid a steam effect.
Corrected entry: When the "melting man" grabs his buddy, you can see part of his hand in the side of the frame a good second or two before he leaps out, as if he is waiting for his cue to go.
Corrected entry: In the car chase scene towards the end between Lewis and Clarence, you can see that Clarence's car hits some kind of bump or piece of debris. This causes his right front hub cab to go flying off and it strikes the camera, as you can see the screen shake ever so slightly and the color seems to get a little lighter, as if they had to switch to a backup camera to keep filming. (I just hope nobody was hurt by the flying hubcap).
Corrected entry: When Leon is dancing at the disco, he appears to be tapped in the back just before he turns around to see RoboCop behind him. Was this a way of signalling him when he should turn around? Probably, as the director, (who is also dancing around in this scene, see trivia section), wouldn't be able to tell him because of the loud music. (00:55:46)