Robocop Location Pics

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by franz bolo, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    I haven't watched Robocop2 in a while, so I put it on the other day.

    I saw them film this when I was younger so I really like this one.

    While watching it, I saw this big wooden prop in the background of one of the conference rooms and said to myself that's the same thing we have at work.

    Looking closer, I realized it is my work. The light fixtures, ceiling, walls, and floor are all the same. I called the property manager and they confirmed that this is the building.

    I can't do screen grabs, but I'll try to get some pics of the actual scenes from the movie.

    I think I'm going to take pics of all the different locations around town where they filmed. They shot some stuff at a vacant Hospital here and it's since been torn down and a Federal Reserve is now there.

    It will go good with my Robocop display I'm working on.

    FB

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  2. Stormtrooper

    Stormtrooper Well-Known Member

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    Cooooll :thumbsup

    Where do you live BTW?

    Now let's see some screencaps.... YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY. :lol

    Cheers,
    John
     
  3. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    I'm in Houston. That's where they filmed Robocop2.

    They filmed the last part of the movie at the Wortham Theatre. They actually created a styrofoam wall that had all the bullet holes on it. They CGI'd the height of the building.

    There is a downstairs also that I have to look into. I'll get photos and try to match the screen shots.

    I know where the house is that they used for Robocops Wife. Maybe the residents will let me take photos out of their window..

    Anyway, this should be fun. At least for me it is. :D

    FB
     
  4. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    Thats so cool, Cant wait for screen caps side by side.
     
  5. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    I just found out that parts of the movie "I come in Peace" was filmed in front of this building.

    Also, the Girls of Enron Playboy photo shoot was done in our parking garage..

    FB
     
  6. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very Cool..

    We will know where the wooden prop went if it comes up missing. ;)
     
  7. Galactifan

    Galactifan Sr Member

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    You need to plop down a full-sized ED-209 outside your office. :)
     
  8. SWFreak

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    Was that near Allen Park? I did some work in Houston a few years back. I was working at the American General corporate offices. I remember driving past a vacant hospital, it was really creepy looking.
     
  9. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    Yes. It was right off of Allen Parkway. There was an Antones Sandwich shop right near there also. Back then, that part of the city was full of crime.

    I took screen photos, and will print them out then match the angles. The Middle photo I took is on the wron floor. It was actually on the bottom floor. They have the round windows.

    FB
     
  10. SWFreak

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    Wow, had I known that back then I would have taken pictures.

    I had the unique pleasure of staying at the Allen Park Inn. What a dump.
     
  11. PropBoy007

    PropBoy007 New Member

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    Cool story, like stepping onto the screen itself.
     
  12. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I'm from Houston as well - and remember, there was no such thing as CGI back in Robo's days. The building composite was done with an overlay of The Worthum(sp?) (it was brand spanking new when they shot there) and the Transco Tower over by the Galleria.

    The scene in the convention center "Kane Let's step outside" was filmed in the also brand new George R Brown convention center.

    The scene in the arcade when Robo walks in and says "Isn't it a school night?" was fillmed at my old hang out - Down Town Grounds (where the wrap party was held and all the cop cars were parked during the shoot).

    At the time I was studying photography and working downtown at a place called "Crystalize" taking photos of sections of the city that were going to be overhauled.

    We went to the set while they were filming (there was a club nearby called "Power Tools" that we had just staggered out of and we were drunk as sh...) Robo was fighting Robo 2 (who was actually a giant piece of Cardboard make up like an Alien (they told us they were keeping what Robo2 looked like a surprise). My Buddy asked Peter Weller if he could join Team Banzai - and Weller responded with a smile "We're all full". And, I'm not kidding, he my Buddy walked over and stole the top head piece of the Robocop Helmet off a prop truck. No Joke - he's cazy as hell.

    I was also there when they filmed I come in Piece, which was originally titled Dark Angel, and I was sent with 4 other people to take pics of the set and make sure everything was fixed by the production crews.

    I did the same thing for Reality Bites when they shot the outdoor stuff near tranqulity park. I saw Winnona (sticky fingers) RYder there who was a complete B....
     
  13. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    Wow.. My band Drunken Monkey played at Power Tools. I used to go to the Brewery Tap next door.

    I used to skate downtown and watch them film.

    Do you know a bum that always hung out near there named Downtown Red? That guy was funny.

    Do you have any pics of them filming?

    FB
     
  14. franz bolo

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    Here are the shots I had time to do.

    My camera lens is way different but I tried to match the angle up as best I could.

    Some of the hallways were covered to make them look like walls, and the wall where the sliding door opens is fake. You can see the stairwell in the background.

    Also, the windows behind the desk are fake. It's a fake wall also. They must have backlit photos to make the scenery outside the window. It looks like the transco tower outside the middle window.

    FB

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  15. JediCarl

    JediCarl Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. I love stuff like this. :thumbsup
     
  16. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    Thats frikkin cool :D
     
  17. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love it..

    Thanks for taking the time to do this.. :)
     
  18. fejk

    fejk New Member

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    Now thats what i call screen caps :D


    Cool thread
     
  19. Kris

    Kris Sr Member

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    Brilliant. It must be great to see every day a location of a great movie.
     
  20. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Wow that's really cool.
    See if you can scrounge some screen used Robo dust from a corner somewhere ;)
     
  21. deralis

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    Wow thats so cool, Thay used to have the 15'in Kane Robot Maquette on display in some museum on Hollywood and Highland.. It was at the window facing the Street... I've always loved that Design with the Nuke symbol on the chest

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  22. franz bolo

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    That photo looks like it was taken on the side of the Wortham Theatre.

    There was a fake wall that they had all the bullet holes on. I touched it and it felt like foam.

    Glad you guys like them. It was fun tracing the steps.


    FB
     
  23. Murphy38

    Murphy38 Well-Known Member

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    please send me the big pictures version in my privat mail i'm really interest.
     
  24. Pitbull

    Pitbull Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    really cool thanks for sharing
     
  25. Jack Knight1979

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    That's pretty rad. Great post. When I lived in Detroit my buddies took me to the old building where Murphy was killed. I got to see some other locations as well, nothing as cool as your office building though.
     
  26. Murphy38

    Murphy38 Well-Known Member

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    *!! i envy you my friend Jack Knight1979,
    do you have the pictures please? :love
     
  27. shortimer52

    shortimer52 Well-Known Member

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    Didnt they do some shots at the George R Brown
     
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  28. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    The George R Brown was caddy corner to the Alley Theater (to the right of the photo below). I don't think they filmed any outside shots there but it's quite possible. I used to stand on the corner of GRB and watch them film.

    I took this pic when I was walking downtown with my kids. The photo deralis posted of Cain is taken here. He was standing under where the big sign on the wall is. It was a fake wall with bullet holes in it.

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    FB
     
  29. Murphy38

    Murphy38 Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting, many thx for the picture my friend :thumbsup
     
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