Robocop (1987)

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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.


Correction: The bullet's trajectory could have changed inside the body by ricocheting off a bone.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When Robocop is looking up the main bad guy in the police station, he scrolls down the many people the bad guy has killed. The word "Murder" is spelled "Murdr' and not "Murder."


Correction: It's just an abbreviation - the full line shows "ATTMPT MURDR", clearly a deliberate shortening of "attempted murder".

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.

Correction: Incorrect. The targeting systems are built into his eyes. We see the targeting grid being set in place during the POV transformation sequence. It covers Murphy's POV completely and is seen being screwed into place at each corner. If it was part of his helmet, (a) it would only cover the narrow helmet window, not Murphy's entire field of vision and (b) the attachments seen would not be required as the helmet would already be assembled before being placed into position on his head. Ergo, the targeting systems are built directly into his eyes.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Robocop confronts Emil, he sets of a fire by throwing a lighted cigarette towards the punctured Gasoline tube, a huge explosion occurs. Murphy's flesh is exposed but suffers no damage.


Correction: There is fire all around him, but not directly in his face - the only place where his flesh is exposed. The rest of his organic parts are shielded by the armor.

BocaDavie Premium member

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.


Correction: You submission fails in two areas. Stating that the Disc was "possibly a VideoCD" being the first. We are not told what it is, so we cannot assume what it is. Secondly the movie is set in the future and its deliberately ambiguous as to when in the future it might be, therefore its reasonable to assume that if they can marry human brain tissue to a robotic suit to create Robocop, they can create a disc format that plays instantly.


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. (01:20:50)

Correction: The helmet may well have been holding the chin strap in piece. When he lifted the helmet, the chin piece simply fell away (off camera).

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When they test Robocop's functions while he sits on the chair, the female scientist says "Record" while the man next to her goes "Aaah" for the third time. But in the playback, the "Aaah" that he says is at a higher pitch. (00:31:45)


Correction: All the voices and sounds in the recordings sound "tinny" and higher-pitched. This is a Hollywood staple for any sound produced by a mechanical device, such as a tape, radio, walkie, etc.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The scene in which Alex Murphy's arms are blown off and he's shot through the head was accomplished using a lifelike prosthetic puppet in the likeness of Peter Weller that could move its face to look like it was "screaming."

Jedd Jong

Correction: That is an incredibly common special effects technique. To be trivia it would need to be something unusual or different than what would be expected. Prior to CGI, all films would have used a similar technique.

Jason Hoffman

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.

Correction: Differing camera angles. Robocop simply appears much taller than he is when he walks into the police station because the camera is looking up at them from slightly below. Furthermore, it's impossible to ascertain a negligible distance like seven centimeters from casual observation. Given outside of action sequences he's always played by Peter Weller in varying degrees of costume, there's no reason why his height should change anyway.

JC Fernandez

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.

Correction: Not true. The sound effect can be faintly heard just before the gun is revealed. It's just masked by the score, Murphy's grunts and other background noise.

JC Fernandez

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.

Correction: We don't know how his targeting system works, or what was wrong. He just said it was "messed up". It is likely he could see his target and his visual display knew where he was actually pointing, but the malfunction prevented him from pointing to the correct spot.

Jason Hoffman

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)


Correction: If you watch through the doors during the dialogue prior to Robocop entering, right outside is a hallway immediately to the left and right of the doors (a cop is seen leading a criminal from the right to the left very close to the door). The angle Robocop and Clarence enter is at a slight right, indicating he could've come from the right hallway right outside the door.

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?

Correction: Murphy's been part of the Detroit Police for years. At the beginning of the film, he's simply been transferred between precincts, not from another force altogether.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

Correction: Or he got up to say something and then realized Dick wasn't finished speaking. This is a character mistake, not a movie mistake.

Phixius Premium member

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.

Correction: Unknown what the gun barrel is made of, but it appears to be very thin (exterior circumference) and would be extremely hot after the robber fired so many rounds. This combination, along with the robber keeping a tight grip on the weapon with both hands and Robocop very quickly bending it, could allow the barrel to bend in the manner portrayed.

BocaDavie Premium member

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?


Correction: Unknown, but this one does. It is a technology of the future; we just need to accept that it works the way it is portrayed in the film. A curiosity, but not a movie mistake.

BocaDavie Premium member

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.

Correction: This simply demonstrates how overconfident Dick Jones and the scientists who built ED-209 were.

Grumpy Scot

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.

Correction: If the mirror appears in a subsequent shot (not scene) then that's a continuity mistake; but the mirror falling off to begin with is not a mistake at all. It happens.

Phixius Premium member

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.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

Correction: Directive 2 ("Protect the innocent") would have prompted Robocop to unholster his weapon the moment Dick Jones took the gun. He doesn't aim the weapon at Jones because Directive 4 prevents him from following through with the action until he's fired. When Dick Jones took and armed the gun and grabbed the Old Man, Robocop was standing across the room. The ensuing chaos - the bustle and screaming - simply masked the sound.

JC Fernandez

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: 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.

Correction: Why is this a mistake? A gun jamming isn't a mistake unless the character fires it again without clearing the jam, which he didn't.

Jason Hoffman

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: The hospital scene was shot with real doctors and other hospital staff. They improvised the whole dialogue and everything else as well.

Correction: What absolute bollocks. The doctors are played by actors L.J. King (his first acting role) and David Packer, who has appeared in M*A*S*H, St Elsewhere and C.S.I., amongst others. The nurse is played by Deborah Zach, another bit part actor. If you look carefully you can see that the scene is shot on the hospital set used for General Hospital.

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.

Lummie Premium member

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: 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.


Correction: The movie on this part is right, because by the law of physics called "Newton's third law of motion, Equal and Opposite Counterforce"; if Murphy falls to the ground or slides across the floor a few feet by the force of the shotgun the bad guys will do the same.

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: Throughout the entire film, the OCP logo actually reads 'OPC'. It is completely different than in the second and third films.


Correction: Depends on how you look at it. The P is implied or maybe even "under" the C and could then be read third. It's hard to tell which of the outer circles makes the O. The C is the only letter that is defined in the logo, so you could have read it any which way. There have been logos and insignias that are difficult to interpret, but easily recognizable regardless. Company's change logos when needed, and it would make sense given the change in the old man's philosophy for Robocop2 and the new ownership in Robocop3.

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.

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.

Correction: First off, I didn't see anyone that fits this somewhat vague description. Regardless, during the demonstration a slew of people dived under the table while the ED-209 opened fire. In a wide shot, the secretary scrambles and hides behind the old man. It could have been any one of those people.

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.

Correction: Thats the whole point. Criminals would have been scared out of their minds if they came across a huge robot with these "large machine guns". The Ed-209 would have had the authority to shoot you on the spot. I think that would be enough to stop people from committing crime near one of these ED-209's.


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. (00:26:35 - 01:34:45)

Correction: The display is nothing to do with the helmet visor - it's built directly into his eyes. The screws are under his face.

Tailkinker Premium member

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?

Correction: As the film is set in the future, they are obviously using some futuristic hi-ex rounds in the modified weapons.

Corrected entry: How could Murphy possibly regain his memory?. He was shot between the eyes at point blank range. He wouldn't have had much a brain left to regain his memory. Impossible to believe.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: He wasn't shot between the eyes. He was shot on the right hand side of his head, as can be seen in the hospital scene where they try to revive him, and the scar on his head as Robocop, only causing a small amount of brain damage. On top of that he only has about 3 memories which are triggered by familiar surroundings and dreams. No one fully understands how memories work/are stored.

While it did change his personality somewhat, Phineas Gage suffered much the same severity of head injury that Murphy did, his memory survived fine.

Corrected entry: The "Cobra Assault Cannons" used by Clarence & his gang are really dressed-up Barrett M95 .50BMG rifles.

Correction: They are m82s not m95s. The m82s are semi auto were the 95s are bolt action. Most of the m82 in the movie were castresin props with one real m82 for the firing shots. The real m82 from the movie is in a private collection.

Corrected entry: When RoboCop fires his gun his arm is visibly affected by the recoil. RoboCop's massive all–metal robot arm shouldn't move at all.

Daryn Belden

Correction: Nonsense. The energy of the gun firing has to absorbed somehow, or it will eventually buckle the metal of his hand and arm. Having his hinged, articulated arm pivot to absorb the recoil makes perfect sense.

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. (00:51:13)


Correction: At no point in the movie are we told that Robo's arms are hinged like normal arms. I believe that a robot should be able to turn his hand completely around. If this is a mistake than the fact that Robo stores his gun in his leg is also a mistake because given that his legs are built like normal legs - try and replicate that and you'd do yourself an injury. Paul Verhoven acknowledged they intended to turn the arm the other way, but there's no reason it couldn't work both ways.

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.

Correction: While they'd want to get nearby quickly, in case Murphy tried to make a run for it, they might well have decided not to actually enter the steel mill until daylight. Murphy is most likely capable of seeing in the dark - it would make sense to have given him some sort of low-light capability - whereas they can't. No sense in giving him a tactical advantage.

Tailkinker Premium member

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. (01:09:37)


Correction: If you watch the battle closely you'll notice that the battle actually continues in a hallway next to Dick Jones' office and NOT in the hallway that leads to his office. When ED-209 fires a rocket at Robocop, he moves out of the way and the rocket explodes by a window. This is how Dick Jones was able to see the explosion.

Corrected entry: When he plays back Dick Jones saying he killed Bob Morton, the tone of his voice is changed, and he's looking straight forward. While he recorded it, Jones' tone of voice was calmer, and he was looking to his left at Robocop.

Correction: When Dick Jones first confessed to Robocop that he killed Bob Morton, Dick Jones is looking directly at Robocop. After Dick Jones says, "Now it's time to erase that mistake," he doesn't look to his left but to his right as ED-209 walks past him.

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.

Correction: All you can see in the mirror is Ronnie Cox's hand and the shot doesn't give him enough time to stop, turn around in wait. The mirror shot is only shown for about a second. We hear the door open, there's then only a slight pause where Ronny doesn't seem to move, but he could easily be giving one final dismissive look back into the bathroom, then the scene ends.


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?


Correction: It is at all possible that Bob is too pleased with the way that Robocop is performing, and wouldn't care; or maybe he thinks that "improvements" have been made to Robocop's systems.

Corrected entry: When RoboCop is being built we are told that the team were able to save the left arm. When this idea is scrapped and the replacement arm is brought in, we see a right arm. (00:26:04)


Correction: The arm they bring in is NOT a replacement for his left side. Murphy has just had his right arm and shoulder shot off, so it would make sense that the first prototype arm they build would be for his right side.

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.

Correction: This is wrong, the bullet hole is there on Murphy's forehead. It's just that it focuses in on his face and not the top of his head. The hole is visible at least twice in the hospital scene.

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[After ED-209 kills a junior executive.]
Dick Jones: I'm sure this is just a glitch. A temporary setback.
The Old Man: You call this a GLITCH?



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, looking away from him from across the room. In the playback, Jones is facing the camera as though it were videotaped or filmed in a studio.



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.