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TRIVIA - MISC
Misc fun facts from the RoboCop world. You will find additional trivia in the movie and TV sections.

ROBO AND THE HITCHHIKER
Page Fletcher was the star in "The Hitchhiker" series. Jill Hennessy(Dr Marie Lazarus) guest-starred twice on "The Hitchhiker" and Paul Verhoeven directed an episode. Andrea Roth(Diane/Neuro Brain) has also been on "The Hitchhiker".

ACTOR X2
An actor in RoboCop2 and RoboCop3 plays two different parts. The Little League Coach in RoboCop2 that gets shot in the head is the same actor who plays the resistance guy who confronts the Samari Robot in RoboCop3. His name is David Dwyer and he has had bit parts in a ton of movies, he is credited in RoboCop2 but not in RoboCop3.

ROBO MOVES
In all RoboCop movies Moni Yakim, mime artist and choreographer, was consulted to help Peter Weller and Robert Burke get the Robo-movements down. Peter Weller trained with the mime for four month before the first movie to get the moves right.


DALLAS, HOUSTON AND ATLANTA
RoboCop was filmed mostly in Dallas, because director Verhoeven felt it had the "most futuristic skyscrapers in the world". For similar reasons, RoboCop2 was filmed mostly in Houston. Here "we were able to take advantage of the ideal combination of heavy industry and a futuristic skyline" said producer Jon Davison. Finally, RoboCop 3, wich required the setting of a city with a more historical look and feel to it, was shot mostly in Atlanta. Unlike the futuristic-looking cities used in the first two movies, "Atlanta still has its old city left" said RoboCop3 producer Patrick Crowley.


In RoboCop the police precinct was Metro West. In RoboCop2, Metro North and in RoboCop3 it was Metro South.


Peter Weller was born 24 June 1947, Wisconsin, USA
Nancy Allen was born 24 June 1950, New York, USA


Murphys full name is Alex James Murphy.


TOTAL RECALL, another Verhoeven movie, has quite many things in common with the movie RoboCop. Ronny Cox played Dick Jones in RoboCop and is basically the same character in Total Recall. Michael Ironside plays a Clarence Boddiker-like villain. Actually Michael Ironside was originally cast to play Boddiker in RoboCop. But "creative differences" made so Ironside was replaced by the more-than-suitable Kurtwood Smith. Rob Bottin does the fx makeup just as he does in RoboCop. The atmosphere and style in Total Recall is also very RoboCop´ ish. See it if you havn´t.

ROBOCOP IN WRESTLING:

RoboCop once appeared in a WCW wrestle show. It was a small cameo where robo gets to "save" one of the wrestlers who was put in a cage by some other bad-guy wrestlers. It all came out very strange and surreal.



ROBO TOY CAMEO:
RoboCop appeared as a toy in the "Indian in the Cupboard" movie. He came alive for just 10 seconds saying "halt" shooting bad guys in the Cupboard. Other toys in the scene was Darth Vader and a dinosaur.


FAMILY GUY:
Ed-209,appeared in "Fox" TV series FAMILY GUY, as a Cameo role, shooting a girl on a school ground.

Peter: And our schools are the safest around thanks to the hall monitor XLK. XLK: Halt present school pass. Student: Right here. XLK: Second request. Student: Right here..(XLK starts shooting at her. Peter: I guess little miss free spirit will think twice before roaming the halls again


SOUTH PARK:
Episode #312 "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery. The boys were talking about how cool their costumes were going to be for Halloween, Kenny mumbled that his costume was going to be the coolest, and the boys disagreed and told him to be quiet, later on in the episode, the boys are decked out in their costumes, and Kenny shows up walking in as ED-209!


BAYWATCH:
RoboCop appeared in the Popular Show "BAYWATCH" on a convention center,during the time RoboCop: the series was still popular.

SIMPSONS:
In the episode of the Simpsons "Last tapdance in springfields" RoboCop appeared as a robot who orginizes desks for police officers. He is called "the cyboroginizer".

BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD:
RoboCop has appeared several times in episodes of Beavis and Butthead. They are watching tv and they see RoboCop doing violent stuff and they usually try to mimic what robo did on tv.