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RoboCop: By the Numbers

The number one cause of death for guys named either Boddicker or Dick Jones is back, this time with a shiny new upgrade.

RoboCop, the much-anticipated reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic, takes a page from the Chris Nolan playbook by grounding Robo’s origin story in a very "real" near future. (Well, as "real" as a PG-13 rating will allow.)

To celebrate Alex Murphy’s return to the big screen on February 12, Fandango looks back at the franchise – from films to animated series – with some stats worth buying for a dollar.

30: Total body count for Verhoeven’s film.

11: Times the 1987 film had to be submitted to the MPAA before it secured an R rating.

$13 million: Budget of the original RoboCop in 1987.

$100 million: Estimated budget of the 2014 reboot.

$50,000: Amount of money raised to help fund a proposed 10-foot RoboCop statue to be erected in Robo’s hometown, Detroit, in Summer 2014. (True story!)

$5.00: Cost for a ticket to 1995’s RoboCop: The Ride, an iWerks mall simulator-type ride that featured Robo hover-biking through the streets of New Detroit on a mission to save the mayor from someone called "Cyberpunk ROM" (naturally)

2: Number of thrash-metal bands – Gama Bomb and Lich King – to have produced songs based on the film.

0: Number of times you’ve probably heard those songs.

7: Number of suits used throughout the production of Verhoeven’s film.

11: Hours required to put the original Robo, Peter Weller, into the suit.

3: The amount of pounds Weller claims he lost per-day while sweating in the suit.

$1 million: Cost per Robo suit on the 1987 film.

$25,000: Amount of money Richard Nixon was reportedly paid to promote the home video release of the 1987 film. The former president donated his fee to the American Boys Club.

50: Takes director Paul Verhoeven needed to get a shot of RoboCop catching his car keys.

278: Number of new Directives RoboCop is programmed with in RoboCop 2, in addition to his original four.

3: Actors who have played Robo/Alex Murphy on the big screen. (Weller in RoboCops 1 and 2, Robert John Burke (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) in RoboCop 3 and The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman in the 2014 film.)

1: Movies featuring… Rip Torn?! (He played the infamous "The CEO" in 1993’s poorly received RoboCop 3)

3: Actors considered for the role before Peter Weller was cast. They include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rutger Hauer and Lance Henriksen.

4: Actresses considered for the roll of Alex Murphy’s wife in the 2014 film before Aussie Abbie Cornish was cast. (Kate Mara, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Alba and Keri Russell.)

2: Number of live-action TV series (RoboCop: The Series and RoboCop: Prime Directives)

2: Animated series (1988’s RoboCop: The Animated Series and 1998’s RoboCop: Alpha Commando)

4: Franchises featured successful first films directed by Verhoeven that were succeeded by less-than-successful sequels helmed by other filmmakers. (RoboCop, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers and Hollow Man are the four.)

2: Number of scenes storyboarded for the 1987 original but never filmed. One featured Robo visiting his own grave, another centered on a shoot-out and car chase leading to the climatic showdown at the steel mill.

1: Times the actual city of Detroit is seen on-screen in the 1987 film; it occurs in an aerial shot. Dallas, Texas stood in for Robo’s hometown.

6:  Actors from the 1987 film that went on to appear in the Star Trek franchise: Peter Weller (villains in both Star Trek: Enterprise and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness); Kurtwood Smith played the Federation president in 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), as well as having roles in Deep Space Nine and Voyager; OCP’s Dick Jones appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation; Ray Wise also appeared on The Next Generation and Voyager; Miguel Ferrer played the U.S.S. Excelsior’s helmsman in 1984’s Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Robert DoQui appeared on Deep Space Nine.

Trivia courtesy of IMDb, Wikipedia, USA Today

 

 

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