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Old June 23 2014, 01:32 PM   #466
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Re: ROBOCOP remake finds its director and star

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Why keep the hand????
A deleted scene reveals the reason...Sellars (Keaton) tells them to see if they can save Murphy's right hand because his father used to say that you could tell the character of a man from his handshake.
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Old June 23 2014, 09:22 PM   #467
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Why keep the hand????
A deleted scene reveals the reason...Sellars (Keaton) tells them to see if they can save Murphy's right hand because his father used to say that you could tell the character of a man from his handshake.

Ah. That makes sense thanks
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Old June 23 2014, 09:38 PM   #468
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Re: ROBOCOP remake finds its director and star

SiddFinch1 wrote: View Post
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Why keep the hand????
A deleted scene reveals the reason...Sellars (Keaton) tells them to see if they can save Murphy's right hand because his father used to say that you could tell the character of a man from his handshake.

Ah. That makes sense thanks
Actually it doesn't but I guess it's at least *something.* But it'd make far more sense for him to be all cyborg. Have the hand is just one more think they have to keep alive through the various life-support systems and it's vulnerability.

I has assumed it was so he could access and use any security devices requiring a thumb or palm print that'd make a *bit* more sense than the hand-shake thing.
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Old June 23 2014, 09:40 PM   #469
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Re: ROBOCOP remake finds its director and star

I heard rumors that the original reason was supposed to be because it would make him a bit more human if he still had a hand.
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Old June 23 2014, 10:10 PM   #470
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Re: ROBOCOP remake finds its director and star

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A deleted scene reveals the reason...Sellars (Keaton) tells them to see if they can save Murphy's right hand because his father used to say that you could tell the character of a man from his handshake.

Ah. That makes sense thanks
Actually it doesn't but I guess it's at least *something.* But it'd make far more sense for him to be all cyborg.
It makes perfect sense. Sellars says "We're gonna put a man inside a machine," so that Americans have something with which they can identify. Being able to give a human handshake, which is something that pretty much any police officer does, is part of identification -- "this isn't one of the robots in the Middle East, this is actually a person, just enhanced."
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