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Peter Weller Explains the Creation of the ROBOCOP Suit

One of the most famous stories in Hollywood is about the disaster of the RoboCop suit. When filming the original movie, the RoboCop costume was late being delivered to the set. Actor Peter Weller (who played RoboCop) had to prepare and train without trying it on, scenes had been delayed, and they finally got the suit...and it didn't work. It took too long to get on, it was too heavy, and Weller couldn't even move in it. Bits of the story have been explained, but here's the full story. After a special showing of RoboCop, Peter Weller talked with Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles about how a mime saved the film.

What do you think of the story?

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  1. Sounds like a lot of shit fits.
    Don't think Weller could fit the suit now, do you?

  2. Great Video! Love how you can see and hear Weller's passion for the arts.
    I never thought of Robocop as a golem, that was very insightful.

  3. robocop... genius... new robocop, not so much. thank you for this fantastic find, peter weller is and always be robocop... and buckaroo banzai.

  4. I agree, he really captured the fear and chaos of the moment

  5. Haven't seen the new RoboCop yet. And I'll always be a Blue Blaze Irregular

  6. Heck yes... on the BB. RoboCop is visually stunning the rest is questionable... did not have the caring like the original.


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