Corrected entry: When Robocop tries to arrest Dick Jones in his office, he can't because of Directive 4. Dick Jones then tells Robocop "any attempt to arrest a senior officer of OCP results in shutdown". The shutdown never occurs.

Correction: That's because what's left of Murphy was able to fight back against his programming enough to avoid actually shutting down, although the directive still gave him considerable problems.

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Corrected entry: When the looting in the movie is going on and the villains have to go, one of them says something about getting out of here and pounds on the hood of the car. If you look inside at this point you see the rear-view mirror fall off.

Correction: This does NOT claissify as movie trivia at all.


Corrected entry: After the cops have gone on strike, and we see the bad guy entourage meet downtown, Clarence gets a call as to the location of Robocop. He slams the door to his 6000 SUX and you can see the rear view mirror fall right off.

Correction: And why would this be considered movie triva at all?


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.

Correction: How do we now that the image in the monitor is live feed? I mean, maybe they showed clips of Robo in action to the crowd and the video was still rolling.

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.

Correction: This is, at best, a character mistake based on their decision to not help her. According to the plot, however, her fellow male officers know she has proven herself their equal, including in how tough she is. They simply knew she could handle this one handcuffed prisoner, and likely enjoyed watching him get his butt kicked by a woman.


Corrected entry: Robocop has to weigh at least 500 pounds. So why is it when he gets in his squad car (that wasn't even designed for him specifically) it doesn't lean to the drivers side? His weight should cause significant stress on the cheap Taurus model squad car's suspension.


Correction: There's no dialogue in the movie that specifies how much RoboCop weighs. He could be built from lightweight metal alloys. (At one point, he wraps his arm around Lewis and she helps him walk, so obviously he doesn't weigh that much more than a normal human being.).

Corrected entry: When Clarence is in the street, he takes the RoboCop locater out of his pocket and we can see that it's already turned on. He still pushes a button on it though and it beeps to signal it's on. He must need even bigger glasses. (01:21:55)


Correction: He may not be turning it on, he may be activating a refresh mode or something like that to get the most recent position. The trucking company I work for has satellite location for the trucks, and sometimes I need to refresh the location doing something just like that to get the truck's current position.

Corrected entry: After the criminal who was holding the woman hostage has been shot in the most unfortunate of places, the woman stands in awe looking at her dress. Just after she starts running to hug RoboCop, you can see that the hole in her dress has dropped down a couple of inches.


Correction: It's very likely the skirt would have been hiked up a bit, by her being held by the villain, or while leaning up against him. She looks down at her dress, then runs to Robocop, during which time, her movements would have allowed the dress to drop to its' proper length.

Corrected entry: During the fight between ED-209 and RoboCop, Dick rings the police and says something like "There's trouble in the tower.". At this point, look VERY carefully at the triangle-shaped ashtray; a black figure moves slightly to the left, pauses, and moves very quickly to the left again. There's also a few other indecipherable things being reflected, but I think that it's the camera crew...

Correction: Being indecipherable things, the reflections could be almost anything, therefore, not a mistake.

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?

Correction: It simply cuts to the last flight of stairs to save time. As you mentioned, the elevator ride itself took a long time, so how pointlesss would it have been to show Robocop decending over 100 flights of stairs? The cut appears to have been made this way as lots of action movies use this technique to keep the action/intensity of the scene going. In this case, for the firefight that insues with the police units once he reaches the garage.


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.

Correction: 1) Robocop has taken quite a beating during the film, and his armor may have been already damaged in some spots. 2) Clarence rams the spike into a joint that connects two armor plates, not through the armor itself. If Robocop did not have these spaces between his armor, it would all be connected as one piece, and he would not be able to even move.


Corrected entry: ED 209 is a stop motion puppet. There is only one shot of Robo as a puppet, when fighting ED he pushes his right arm up to blow of his left and you can see a crew member had to push the prop up.

Correction: Oh come on, this is trivia? Films have numerous ways of achieving certain special effects and the fact that there is nothing unique or special about using a puppet in a film, it's merely an observation.

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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.


Correction: Peter Weller is an actor and surely knows better than to "grimace" in frustration". As for "looking like he's about to swear", he doesn't. The grimace is to give a human touch to the character, even if strictly speaking it is incorrect.

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.

Correction: We don't know precisely what was in the tank of toxic waste. The small, steaming chunks could have been a part of the chemicals thrown in the waste, and not necessarily dry ice.


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.

Correction: We see his hand because he is slowly stumbling into frame, closer observation of the scene reveals this.

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).

Correction: I just watched the scene, and I didn't notice any such thing happening.

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)


Correction: As it was no recognizable crew-member, who tapped on Leon's shoulder/back, this cannot be called a movie mistake. Maybe another guest of this dubious disco saw the policemen coming and wanted to warn Leon?

Corrected entry: Why is the gun used for the original ED-209 demonstration still in the boardroom at least 4 months after this happened? We know it is at least 4 months because at the beginning of the film the OCP chairman says, "In 6 months we begin construction of Delta City..." and when Clarence and Dick are talking in Dick's office, Dick says, "Delta City begins construction in 2 months..." (01:31:57)


Correction: It's in an open box on a pedestal for display purposes. There are other sculptures and decorations in the board room. Many boardrooms also display awards or gifts the company received. The gun has a silver/chrome finish (probably aluminum, though) which further makes it look more like an award or souvenir. Maybe it was presented to the company when it first bought the police force or any of the other divisions it is part of.

Corrected entry: When you see Robocop's computer system start up, it loads before it loads the BIOS. If Robocop is controlled by and ordinary PC in any way (he must be in some way since he loads, the BIOS must be loaded before (00:26:05)

Correction: If Robocop was controlled by todays technology then the submission would be valid but the movie is set in the future using technology which doesn't exist today so we can't possibly know how he should start up.


Corrected entry: As Robocop is busting the cocaine factory, during the ensuing firefight, he fires his gun twice at two thugs standing together. They both get hit and react simultaneously even though the shots were fired separately. (01:04:45)

Correction: There are three thugs, he shoots the first thug, then he shoots the second one, but the second one falls back and hits the third thug in the face with his shotgun causing him to fall back as well.

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)

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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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