ROBOCOP (2014) MOVIE NEWS & REVIEW
robocop (2014) movie
Genre | Science Fiction
Classification | MA 15+
Running time | 121 minutes
Released | 12 February 2014
Joel Kinnaman ... Alex Murphy / RoboCop
Gary Oldman ... Dr. Dennett Norton
Michael Keaton ... Raymond Sellars
Abbie Cornish ... Clara Murphy
Jackie Earle Haley ... Rick Mattox
Samuel L. Jackson ... Pat Novak
Jay Baruchel ... Tom Pope
Joshua Zetumer ... (written by) and
Edward Neumeier ... (written by) &
Michael Miner ... (written by)
Edward Neumeier ... (1987 motion picture) &
Michael Miner ... (1987 motion picture)
Lula Carvalho ... director of photography
box office result
North America $58,607,007
Jackie Earle Haley as Rick Mattox at one point says "I wouldn't buy that for a dollar". This is a reworking of a line in the ROBOCOP trilogy during a fictional sitcom, wherein the star of the show regularly uses the catchphrase "I'd buy that for a dollar!"
The face-off between Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley) and RoboCop (Joel Kinnaman) ocurrs at the R.L Hearn Generating plant in the Toronto Portlands. It was decommissioned in 1983, and has been used for numerous film shoots. The exterior shot of the plant was digitally altered to show buildings and fields surrounding it, when in actuality, it sits in the middle of an industrial area close to the Keating channel railways and the elevated highway Gardiner Expressway. This location is popular with urban explorers, but it should be noted, that due to the degradation and age of the plant, it is quite dangerous to explore. At two hundred fifty thousand square feet, and twenty stories high, it remains one of the largest abandoned properties in Toronto.
During production of the film, José Padilha phoned friend and fellow Brazilian Director Fernando Meirelles to confide in him his frustration in the lack of creative control he was allowed by the studio for the project. Padilha estimated that for every ten ideas he brought to the project, the studio refused nine, and went on to the describe the making of the film as "The worst experience of his life". When word of this conversation became public, in an effort to appease the studio, Padilha released counter statements expressing satisfaction with the film.