The Omni Consumer Products corporation (OCP) runs the Detroit police department after the city decides to privatise law enforcement. When police officer Alex Murphy is killed on duty, they figure the guy is legally dead and his body is the property of OCP, so they wipe his memory and put his head in a robot body and let it loose on the streets, where it proceeds to savagely shoot up petty criminals and deliver justice the old fashioned way of a western. The clever thing about RoboCop is that its director is Dutch, and there is a lot of satirisation of 1980s yuppie Reaganite Americana from an outside view in it. Some of it blatantly, like the exaggerated commercials on TV that the movie cuts to here and there, and some of it more subtle. Perhaps its undoing is that a lot of people don't know that most of it is intended as satire, so a lot of its fans like it for precisely the things that the movie is making fun of them for liking. For instance, the movie is ultra violent to a degree so absurd that it becomes comical, to make fun of the glorification of violence in media, but then a lot of people like it earnestly precisely because of that exaggerated violence. Go figure. In short: it's worth seeing.