Corrected entry: Murphy shoots a guy who pulls a gun twice in the chest. The second bullet passes through him and smashes the TV behind him. But the guy wasn't standing in the right position for the bullet to hit the TV. He should've been standing a little to the left. From where he was standing the bullet would've just hit the wall.raph
Corrected entry: In the scene where Robocop is using jars of baby food for target practice, Lewis is helping him use his L.E.D. targeting to be accurate. However, Robocop does not have his helmet with the L.E.D. on when he his shooting. Robocop does not have L.E.D. targeting in his eye balls. In the beginning of the movie, it shows that the L.E.D. comes strictly from his helmet.
Corrected entry: When Clarence Boddicker barges inside and disables Bob by shooting in his thigh, he is seen to be pulling out a Disc, possibly a Video CD, from Dick Jones and loading it into the hi-tech console. If you notice closely here, the video feed appears the very moment the disc is pushed in, giving very little time for the machine to scan it's tracks, even the most advanced machine of that time should be taking around 20 seconds to display or play something.There is no connection between the Disc brought by Clarence and the feed played on the multiple TV sets.sriram_r_2009
Corrected entry: The scene where Robocop and Lewis are at the steel mill after he was all shot up by ED-209 and the police, Robocop removes his helmet. Robocop all through the movie has a black lining on the sides of his face and chin. When he removes the helmet they just disappear.
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: When Murphy is practising his shots with the stacked baby food jars, his aim is "off", and he asks Lewis to "aim for me". The view through his visor shows the targeting lines are completely "off" and move into perfect position as Lewis moves the weapon. The computer targeting system should have appeared "on", moved "off" as Lewis re-aimed the weapon, and then moved back "on" as the computer re-acquired the target. If the visualization was still in-sync with the aim, then Murphy could have re-acquired the target without assistance.
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?
Corrected entry: Robocop is seen scanning the police directory for information on Emil. This leads him to Clarence's rap sheet, including the charges for murdering Murphy. When he checks the file for Murphy, the photo shows him wearing his Detroit Police uniform (the OCP symbol is plainly visible on his shoulder). Given that Murphy wasn't even on the Detroit Police force for a day, let alone in the Police HQ for more than an hour, how is a casual shot of him in uniform in the HQ lobby on file possible?
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: When Robocop is in the convenience store about to arrest the guy robbing the store, the robber shoots Robocop several times with a machine gun. Robocop walks up, grips the end of the gun, and bends it down. Basic physics dictate that either the robber would be lifted up or the gun would be prised out of his hands rather than the gun barrel bending, unless the robber weighs a ton and has an amazingly strong grip.
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?rbryant73
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: 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.
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.
Corrected entry: In the closing scenes where Robocop pulls up outside the offices of OCP, he fires the rifle (in fact built around a slightly modified Barret Light 50 fifty caliber semi-auto rifle) at the ED209 across the roof of the car and destroys it. As he watches the robot and grins just before putting the rifle down, you can see he has what is known as a "stovepipe", in other words the last fifty caliber blank crimped shell fired has failed to eject fully and is stuck there poking out the side of the action just in front of his face (towards the left of the picture). The crimped end of the large brass case is easily seen. This is common with blanks in a gas operated semi auto which may not cycle the action fully.
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: 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...
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: The hospital scene was shot with real doctors and other hospital staff. They improvised the whole dialogue and everything else as well.
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: 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.
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.RJR99SS
Corrected entry: When they're killing Murphy they're shooting at him at point blank range (6 or 7 feet) with shotguns. Murphy just stands in one spot and twitches in pain from the shotgun blasts. However the force of one shotgun blast at that range would be sufficient to knock Murphy to the ground, and probably even send him skittering across the floor a few feet.RJR99SS
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.
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..."
Corrected entry: When you see Robocop's computer system start up, it loads command.com 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 command.com), the BIOS must be loaded before command.com.
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.
Corrected entry: After ED-209 goes on the rampage at his demonstration the shot cuts to the executive sitting in his chair. Behind this chair you can see the clapper board guy's head bobbling up and down.
Corrected entry: How exactly was ED-209 supposed to stop crime anyway or deal with criminals? ED-209 had no arms, no handcuffs, just two large machine guns with a rocket launcher. Unless OCP planned to simply kill all criminals (violent and non-violent) ED-209 would be completely ludicrous.
Corrected entry: When Robocop is being developed, his LED display is lowered over his eyes and the scientist fastens it with 4 screws. Later on when Robo's helmet comes off, we can see that: 1, there are no screws at all (as if the LED is part of the helmet itself), and 2, Robocop is still able to see L.E.D commands without his LED visor.
Corrected entry: The Cobra assault cannon is actually a Baret .50 cal sniper rifle. How is it that this gun can fire bullets that cause massive explosions in everything including a hollow, non-explosive laden crane control box?
Corrected entry: The "Cobra Assault Cannons" used by Clarence & his gang are really dressed-up Barrett M95 .50BMG rifles.
Corrected entry: When RoboCop is in the police research room he takes out his spike and turns to put it into the computer. As he turns, the hand moves towards the camera in a completely impossible way, given that his arms are hinged like normal arms - try and replicate that move and you'd do yourself an injury.
Corrected entry: When all the bad guys meet back up after spending time locked up (the scene where they're playing with the assault cannons provided by Clarence)it is night time, and Clarence announces that "Robocop is in the steel mill, lets go" When they arrive at the mill, it is a very blue sky we are treated to.
Corrected entry: When RoboCop and ED-209 are fighting, they are outside Dick's office, on the same floor of the building. ED-209's grenades are firing away from Dick's office, towards RoboCop, but when Dick is on the phone we can see explosions from behind Dick. There is no way these can be ED-209's, so someone else must be trying to blow up the building.
Corrected entry: In the scene in the washroom when Ronny Cox's corporate heavy confronts Miguel Ferrer's opportunist young businessman and gives him the third degree, pulling his hair whilst telling him whose boss. When Ronny Cox has finished threatening him, he walks out, and we are to suppose that he has left the washroom. Look at the circular mirror behind Miguel Ferrer and you'll see that Ronny Cox stops, turns around and stands still, possibly waiting for the scene to finish.
Corrected entry: When RoboCop is being tested at the shooting gallery, he twirls his gun. This is an action performed by Murphy when he was alive, and this is done purely to help Lewis realise that RoboCop is Murphy. But this action was not programmed into RoboCop, it was something done by Murphy himself, so shouldn't Bob Morton be worried that his machine was displaying behaviour it was not programmed with?Padzter
Corrected entry: Once Clarence's gang is finished shooting Murphy, Clarence shoots him in the head. At the hospital, there is no bullet hole in his head.