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Peter Weller, RoboCop
Image credit: Robocop: Everett Collection

5. ROBOCOP

FROM RoboCop (1987), RoboCop 2 (1990), RoboCop 3 (1993)

PLAYED BY Peter Weller (RoboCop, RoboCop 2), Robert John Burke (RoboCop 3)

PROGRAMMING Killed in the line of duty and brought back to life as a cyborg, Officer Murphy fights both street thugs and the white-collar criminals at OCP, the corporation that built him.

SPECIAL FEATURES His mind is a crime database, his body is bulletproof, and he's quick on the draw.

MEMORABLE LINE ''Your move, creep.''

WHY HE PUSHES OUR BUTTONS In the first film, at least, Weller puts his wry deadpan to good use as the monotone law-enforcing machine who retains a flicker of his old humanity.

EW MOVIE GRADES: A (RoboCop); C+ (RoboCop 2); D- (RoboCop 3)

Originally posted Jul 14, 2004