“Robocop” (1987)

Everyone’s favorite robotic corporate cop with a heart of gold, Robocop burst on the scene in 1987 with appropriately cartoonish explosions. Although marketed and enjoyed as an action film, Paul Verhoeven’s film achieved iconic status due to its underlying satire and timeless themes of identity. The over-the-top violence famously caused an X rating initially but more than enough made it past the cutting room floor.

RoboCop: The Oral History

Esquire.com, 2.12.14