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May
21

Verhoeven’s ‘Robocop’ and Chaplin’s ‘Modern Times’

In making Robocop, Verhoeven speaks often of his many influences. However I can find no mention of Charlie Chaplin, or his movie ‘Modern Times’. Please takea look at the following video to see the many similarities between the two films. In my opinion Verhoeven heavily referenced ‘Modern Times’ when building the ED-209 going haywire scene: