RoboCop (2014 film)

2014 film by José Padilha

RoboCop is a 2014 American science fiction action film, set in 2028 Detroit, in which a loving husband, father and good cop is critically injured in the line of duty, and the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees its chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name and the fourth installment of the RoboCop franchise.

Directed by José Padilha. Written by Joshua Zetumer, Nick Schenk, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner, based on the character RoboCop by Neumeier and Miner.
We've got the future under control.(taglines)

Pat Novak edit

  • [reviewing the footage from the RoboCop unveiling] Until today, Thomas King was a convicted felon wanted for rape, arson, and murder. This man has torn apart American families. On the loose for six years. And where was this criminal mastermind hiding? Right in front of the police headquarters. [explaining RoboCop's footage in background display] Here he is, just steps away from two of Detroit's finest. These two officers are completely unaware of the monster in their midst. And then, in 60 seconds... I repeat, just 60 seconds, Detective Murphy brings him down. [points to Murphy serving Miranda rights] This, my friends, is the future of American justice. How many like Thomas King will pay for their crimes now that RoboCop is here?

Dr. Dennett Norton edit

  • Consciousness is nothing more than the processing of information.

Dialogue edit

Senator Hubert Dreyfuss: I don't care how sophisticated these machines are, Mr. Sellers. A machine does not know what it feels like to be human. It can't understand the value of human life. Why should it be allowed to take one? To legislate over life and death, we need people who understand right from wrong. What do your machines feel?
Raymond Sellars: Well, they feel no anger. They feel no prejudice. They feel no fatigue, which makes them ideal for law enforcement. Putting these machines on the streets will save countless American lives.
Dreyfuss: You're evading the question.
Sellars: No, I'm not.
Dreyfuss: Yes, you're evading the question. I asked what do these machines feel? If one of them killed a child, what would it feel?
Sellars: Nothing.
Dreyfuss: And that's the problem. That's why 72% of Americans won't stand for a robot pulling the trigger.

Raymond Sellars: We need to give Americans a product they can love, a figure they can rally behind.
Liz Kline: Sir, I have dissected this bill. There are no loopholes. We can't put a machine on the streets.
Sellars: Forget machines. You saw the polls. Americans don't want a machine. They want a product with a conscience. They want something that knows what it feels like to be human. We're gonna put a man inside a machine.

Alex Murphy: Kind of suit is this?
Dr. Dennett Norton: It's not a... suit, Alex. It's... it-it's you. This was the only option. We're here, all of us, to make you whole again. Full body unlock. I want you to walk now, Alex. You can do that.
Murphy: This seems so real.
Norton: Alex, it's-it's very important you understand what is happening. This is real. It's not a dream, i-it's not drugs or anesthetics.
Murphy: I know I'm dreaming because I can feel all of this.
Dr. Jae Kim: Alex, amputees can often feel their missing appendages. It's called phantom limb sensation.
Murphy: What do you mean "amputees?" What the hell did you do to me?
Norton: Alex, you need to relax.
Murphy: Take this off me now.
Kim: Alex...
Norton: You need to relax.
Murphy: I need to get out of this thing.
Kim: [over the exchange] Alex, Dr. Norton saved your life, there was much needed to repair -
Murphy: What did you do to me??! [activates visor. chokes Dr. Norton] What have you done to me?
Kim: Alex? [sees Dr Norton slump to the floor as Alex walks off] Hey! [attends to Norton; to tech crew] Shut him down.
Norton: No. Let him run, let him run!

Liz Kline: Dr. Norton, how... how is he doing this?
Dr. Dennett Norton: His software is faster. His hardware is stronger. He's a better machine.
Kline: But you said humans hesitate.
Norton: Only when they're making decisions.
Kline: He's not making decisions?
Norton: Well, yes and no. In his everyday life, man rules over the machine; Alex makes his own decisions. Now, when he engages in battle, the visor comes down and the software takes over, then the... the machine does everything. Alex is a... he's a passenger, just along for the ride.
Kline: But if the machine is in control, then how is Murphy accountable? Who's pulling the trigger?
Norton: When the machine fights, the system releases signals into Alex's brain making him think he's doing what our computers are actually doing. I mean, Alex believes right now he is in control, but he's not. It... it's the illusion of free will.

[DPD chief Dean talks to Omnicorp execs over why Alex went back to his house]
DPD Chief Karen Dean: We have a problem. Alex is breaking protocol.
Liz Kline: What's he doing?
Dean: He's off solving his own murder.
Tom Pope: Oh, that is genius. Why didn't I think of that?

[in apparent defiance of OmniCorp's order to stay away from RoboCop, Clara Murphy confronts her husband at a public appearance]
Clara: Alex. You need to come home.
RoboCop: Clara, please stand aside.
Clara: You need to speak to your son.
RoboCop: Right now, I see three crimes in progress.
Clara: Alex, listen to me. I know you're in there. David won't show his face at school. He's having nightmares. He's falling apart. I am falling apart. Please. I can't do this on my own. He's been scared ever since that night.

[a badly-damaged RoboCop chases Sellars to the OmniCorp HQ rooftop helipad, with his family held hostage]
RoboCop: Clara, take David and get out of the way now! [they step away] Raymond Sellars, you're under arrest for the attempted murder of a police officer.
Raymond Sellars: Are you here to cuff me? All right. Go 'head, cuff me. You can't. You're not programmed that way. If you go against the program, the entire system shuts down, so.
Liz Kline: You don't even have a warrant. We'll overlook this little...
RoboCop: Get down on the ground and put your hands behind your back.
Tom Pope: I'm just from marketing.
RoboCop: Now!
Pope: Ok, yep, yep, yep Yep [lies prone together with Kline]
Sellars: Alex, we need to work together here, because I'm the only one with the technology to keep you alive.
RoboCop: Dead or alive, you're coming with me. [forced to crouch down]
Sellars: All right. [to security guard] Weapon. Alex, honestly, I mean you no harm. If I wanted to, I could have killed you a long time ago. I just aim this right at your head and blow it off.
Clara Murphy: Sellars, please! Don't!
Sellars: [as Alex struggles to aim his weapon because of the security protocols] I mean, if I wanted to, I could just aim this [points weapon at Clara and David] at your little family and I could just kill them too. And really, there's nothing you could do about it because, let's face it, you're a robot. Do you understand that? [sees Alex preparing to fire at him] Alex.
[Both Sellars and Alex shoot, and Sellars is killed instantly]

[in the latest Novak Element]
Pat Novak: There's still no word from Omnicorp parent company, OCP. And although the government says they are rebuilding Alex Murphy, rumors continue to swirl about his condition. But we have obtained exclusive video taken by cell phone that shows the people of Detroit may have Alex Murphy back on the streets sooner than they think. The real tragedy here is that our president chose to [pulls up the latest Washington Post] uphold the Dreyfus Act. Now, I have no doubt he was manipulated by our biased media and by whistleblower Dennett Norton. [shows clip of Norton's Senate testimony as if extracted from the front page]
Dr Dennett Norton: I acknowledge we know less than we thought. But I do believe my research program is sound. What I did with it was wrong.
Novak: The fact that this motherfucker is not serving time in some federal penitentiary is a huge, hot, heaping pile of horseshit!! [pause; walks back to center stage] Now I know some of you may think that this kind of thinking is dangerous and these machines violate your civil liberties. Some of you even believe that the use of these drones overseas makes us the same kind of bullying imperialists that our forefathers were trying to escape. To you, I say... STOP WHINING!! America is now and always will be the greatest country on the face of the Earth! I'm Pat Novak. Good night.

Taglines edit

  • We've got the future under control.
  • Your move.
  • Crime has a new enemy.

Cast edit

External links edit

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  Films     RoboCop  (1987) · RoboCop 2  (1990) · RoboCop 3  (1993) · RoboCop  (2014)  
  Television     Animated     RoboCop: The Animated Series  (1988) · RoboCop: Alpha Commando  (1998–1999)  
  Live‑action     RoboCop: The Series  (1994) · RoboCop: Prime Directives  (2001)