RoboCop: The Future Of Law Enforcement Review

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Alex Murphy is Robocop, a cybernetic policeman. A creation of a vast corporation, he fights crime and occasional corporate conspiracy in the near-future of Old Detroit.


The pilot for a Canadian-shot TV series, this has anonymous actors taking over from the movie regulars and suffers, as did the theatrical sequels, from having a hero (Richard Eden) whose character arc was completed in the first film. The plot involves a mad scientist (Cliff De Young) who steals a secretary’s brain to power a computer which will enable him to take over the city, and the kiddie orientation of it all is underlined by the tragic decision to have Robo pal around with a cute little orphan girl.

After the poor RoboCop sequels, did we really need this?