Robocop

Beverly Hills, CA: Orion, 1986. Fourth Draft script for the 1987 film. Copying belonging to actor Stephen Berrier, who played Roosevelt, one of the scientists responsible for transforming police officer Alex Murphy into The Future of Law Enforcement. With Berrier's name, character name, and signature in holograph ink on the title page, and holograph notations relating to his scenes throughout. Also included are nine call sheets, dated between 8/12/86 and 9/19/86, for Berrier's scenes, an invitation to a cast and crew screening to the film, and a color film still photograph featuring Berrier in a scene from the film.

One of the best action films of the 1980s, "Robocop" also functions as a pitch black satire on consumer culture, corporate greed, and cinematic violence. Director Verhoeven's first major success in Hollywood, followed three years later by the equally great "Total Recall." Nominated for two Academy Awards. Followed by two sequels in 1990 and 1993, and a 2014 remake.

Set in future Detroit, shot in present day Dallas.

Included with the script are several "Robocop" collectibles, from the very 1980s attempt to market a gratuitously violent R-rated film property to children, which spawned comic books, action figures, video games, and an animated series. Included here is a copy of issue #1 of Marvel Comics 1990-1992 "Robocop" series, two unopened "Robocop and the Ultra Police" Robocop action figures with "rapid repeat cap firing," and two unopened packets of eight Robocop "Thank You" cards, playing on the film character's famed line, "Thank you for your cooperation."

Finally, included is a 24 x 12 inch (61 x 30 cm) movie poster printed on foam core, standee-style for use in a movie theatre.

Script: Blue untitled wrappers, with the title in holograph marker on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated June 10, 1986, noted as Fourth Draft, with credits for screenwriters Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, producers Jon Davidson and Anre Schmidt, and director Paul Verhoeven. 114 leaves, with last page of text numbered 109. Photographically reproduced, with yellow, pink, and green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 6/11/86 and 8/19/86. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with three gold brads.

Comic has a small bit of cello tape to the front wrapper, else Near Fine. Collectibles Near Fine. Poster Very Good plus with slight curl and light edgewear.

Carlson and Connlly, "Destroy All Movies." Clover, "Men, Women, and Chainsaws." Criterion Collection 23. Grant US. Weldon 1996.


[Book #141419]

Price: $1,500.00