25 Things You Didn’t Know About The ‘RoboCop’ Franchise

evolveteam February 7, 2014 4

Robocop X Rating

Robocop received an X rating 11 times for its graphic violence, forcing Verhoeven to tone down some of the film’s more violent scenes.


Roddy Piper actually appeared in an episode of the 1994 TV show as Commander Cash.

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Robocop Desert Eagle

Robocop’s original gun was actually a Desert Eagle, but producers thought it was too small and changed it to modded Beretta 93R.


Robocop Kurtwood Smith

Villain Kurtwood Smith had originally auditioned for the role of OCP senior president Dick Jones (played by Ronny Cox), but was cast as Clarence Boddicker by Verhoeven because he felt the actor’s glasses gave him the Heinrich Himmler look.


Robocop 2014 Jose Padilha

Reboot helmer Jose Padilha admitted to Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles that working on the modern version was “the worst experience of his life” and that “for every ten ideas he has, nine are cut.”


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