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Dir. Paul Verhoeven. 1987, 102 mins. With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy. “The future has a silver lining” promises a billboard in the background of Robocop. By borrowing The Terminator’s tech-noir aesthetic and outfitting it with a number of key factory extras—including a satirical engine churning away underneath the various brutally effective action set pieces—Paul Verhoeven and his collaborators created the late-1980s Hollywood vehicle par excellence.

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