Continuity mistake: When RoboCop is in the chair for the first time, he is recording Roosevelt saying ahhh. When RoboCop is ordered to play it back, Roosevelt says ahhhh but the tone is much higher.


Revealing mistake: When Robocop uses his thermal vision to see the hostages and gunman through the wall, you can see a long zipper in the back of all the thermal color pattern costumes they all wore to simulate thermography. This was most likely invisible to the eye in a dark theater but on an HD screen, it shows.

Continuity mistake: During the pursuit of the armoured van when the gang open fires on the police car, the amount of damage to the car keeps changing throughout the scene.

Continuity mistake: While Clarence is interrogating Murphy, Emil is holding his shotgun by his side. In the next shot, he is holding it across his stomach with both hands. (00:21:25)


Revealing mistake: As Boddicker swings the bar at Murphy, as Murphy's head drops down while deflecting the bar, the skin make-up at the line where it meets the part covering the back of his head wrinkles up a moment.

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Continuity mistake: When ED-209 is firing rockets at Robocop, the launcher pops up, and the first rocket launches. A moment later, the launcher pops up again, but the top tube has a rocket. The second tube launches, the top tube is empty. Obviously a re-use of the original shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Robocop walks through the abandoned house, his memories of what it used to look like come into play. The gold vases in his memory reflect the camera crew and equipment.

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Continuity mistake: At the convenience store, Robocop stops the burglar from fleeing by knocking him on the jaw, making him fall backwards. A frame later Robocop's arm is extended and the man is flying forward, falling face first.

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Visible crew/equipment: Right after Clarence Boddiker blows off Murphy's hand with a shotgun, Murphy turns around grasping his wrist and begins to face the four criminals that are about to kill him. During this scene of him turning around, you can see a crew members fingers move in the bottom right corner of the frame. We know it's not Boddiker's fingers, as he was just wearing black gloves when he shot off Murphy's hand. (00:22:35)


Continuity mistake: When the ED-209 shots and kills the guy in the suit, his body changes angle and position with respect to the robot.


Revealing mistake: When Robocop throws the robber through the food machine, just before he hits the glass, it is break away and almost looks as if it is already broken.

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Continuity mistake: When Reed is going to Fredrickson's locker, his left hand is going to the handle. In the next shot, as he is taking the nameplate off, you see his fingers of the left hand by the nameplate.

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Continuity mistake: The final fight scene at the ruined industry area starts in darkness, but ends at daylight, switching several times.

Continuity mistake: At the shooting range, the bullet holes on Murphy's cardboard target differ between the front and back shots.

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Continuity mistake: After the ED-209 kills the business man, the blood on the city scale model disappears. (00:12:00)

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Other mistake: Just after Dick is fired, Robocop shoots him. Robocop shoots Dick twice and we see two exit wounds on Dick's back. Robocop fires a third time, and two more exit wounds appear simultaneously lower down. (01:35:50)


Continuity mistake: When Dick Jones goes to see the head of OCP, he leaves the door ajar. However, later in the scene it is closed. Neither of the men in the room goes near it.

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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: Director Paul Verhoven makes a cameo appearance in the film when RoboCop arrests Leon in the disco. After Leon kicks RoboCop in the groin and he falls in agony, we cut to a man laughing madly at the camera and waving his arms. That's Paul. (00:56:00)


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Question: Does anybody know why the name of the ED-209 was changed to ED-260 for the RoboCop cartoon (and, I believe, the toy line)?

Answer: According to Wikipedia the ED-260 is an upgradeable version of the ED-209.

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