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Detroit's Going To Have A Statue Of Robocop, Because Of Course They Are

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If you love 80s action movies and Robocop isn't one of your favorites, you really need to re-evaluate your life choices.

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One of the most whacked-out, over-the-top action romps given to us by director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Showgirls, Starship Troopers), the movie is pure 80s cheese while also being surprisingly intelligent. It tells the story of a Detroit police officer who, after being ruthlessly killed by thugs, is returned to life as Robocop, the new future of law enforcement.

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It gave us classic moments like this;

Or like this;

And let's not forget one of the greatest movie villains of all time, Kurtwood Smith as Clarence Boddicker.

We love Robocop here at Throwbacks, and apparently we're not alone in that; the city of Detroit (which was the setting for the movie) are such big fans that they've ordered a massive statue of the titular cyborg law enforcer to be built!

The details on making the statue are pretty awesome...

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