25th Anniversary Cast & Crew Reunion: RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)
Event Date: May 31, 2012 - 7:30pm
Location: The James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall 1409, UCLA
Please note: seating for this event will be extremely limited.
Ken Russell called it “the greatest science-fiction film since METROPOLIS.” He wasn't kidding. The single greatest American theatrical motion picture experience ever realized, controversial director Paul Verhoeven (TOTAL RECALL, SOLDIER OF ORANGE) brought ROBOCOP to life as an effects-laden work of science fiction with a satirical edge that has since become a cult classic phenomenon. The film features a resurrected and roboticized hero (Peter Weller) in a supercharged cyborg body, struggling to reclaim his memory and avenge his own death. Written by UCLA alumni Ed Neumeier (STARSHIP TROOPERS) and Michael Miner (BOOK OF STARS), the film is a superhero fantasy come to vivid, bloody life.
Pre-show video introduction by Barbara Boyle, UCLA FTV Chair and former SVP of Worldwide Productions at Orion Pictures!
Join us for a post-show conversation led by TFT Dean Emeritus, Bob Rosen, featuring (schedules permitting) Paul Verhoeven (director), UCLA alumnus Peter Weller (Alex Murphy/RoboCop), Nancy Allen (Anne Lewis), UCLA alumnus Ed Neumeier, UCLA alumnus Michael Miner (co-writer), Phil Tippett (ED-209 visual effects designer) and numerous additional cast/crew members to be announced soon! Do not miss this once in a lifetime event!
RoboCop-themed prize drawing to follow post-show conversation! 15 stunning prizes ranging from Omni Consumer Products (OCP) apparel courtesy of Last Exit to Nowhere to Blu-Ray discs and other various rare and priceless RoboCop memorabilia, not to mention an ultra-secret, breathtaking grand prize giveaway that'll knock your socks off!
“Robocop is as tightly worked as a film can be, not a moment or line wasted.” –Variety
“Most thriller and special-effects movies come right off the assembly line. You can call out every development in advance, and usually be right. ROBOCOP is a thriller with a difference.” –Roger Ebert, Chicago-Sun Times
“A genuine classic, a unique blend of violence, humor, poignancy, and imagination.” –John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
“Verhoeven strives for bloodcurdling, darkly comic eloquence. He gives us heart with the hardware. Savagery with smarts.” –Rita Kempley, Washington Post
“Smart, satirical and nefariously vicious, this is easily one of the finest sci-fi flicks of the 1980s.” –Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
“Despite a level of lurid violence that may offend many, this movie has a motor humming inside. It’s been assembled with ferocious, gleeful expertise, crammed with humor, cynicism and jolts of energy. In many ways, it’s the best action movie of the year.” –Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writers: Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner
Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Paul McCrane
Orion Pictures / Park Circus, LLC
35mm, 102 min.
Print courtesy of the Joe Dante and Jon Davison Collection at the Academy Film Archive.