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Omar Ahmed

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325253

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.001.0001

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Key Credits and Synopsis

Key Credits and Synopsis

(p.7) Key Credits and Synopsis

Omar Ahmed

Liverpool University Press

This chapter details the key credits and synopsis of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987). RoboCop takes place in a dystopian future, where Detroit is a city ridden with crime and on the verge of collapse. A mega corporation, Omni Consumer Products (OCP), has taken control of the Detroit police force and plans to implement a new program to bring crime under control. After police officer Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is massacred while on duty, he is chosen by OCP to be the first volunteer for the RoboCop program. Murphy is transformed into a man-machine, a cyborg super-cop. But OCP's attempt to erase the memory of Murphy proves to be unsuccessful. In turn, RoboCop undergoes an existential crisis, leading to a search to reclaim his true identity and exact revenge upon the heinous perpetrators of his violent death.

Keywords:   Paul Verhoeven, RoboCop, dystopian future, mega corporation, Omni Consumer Products, Alex Murphy, cyborg, Detroit police force

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