I'm trying to find the name of a lower-budget science fiction film that was available for viewing on demands on MIT student cable in the late 1990s. I suspect the film was made earlier in that decade, and it definitely seemed to have been influenced by RoboCop.
The plot involves characters is a somewhat dystopian near future. One of the characters (named Hawkins, I think) is initially in a wheelchair, and that is interfering with his relationship with the woman he loves. (He watches virtual reality simulations of himself having sex with her when he's alone at home.) Maybe halfway through the movie, he decides there's no hope for their relationship, so he lets the bad guys turn him into a RoboCop-like cyborg. I think he ends up fighting the other main characters, but I don't remember how the movie ends.
The film was clearly shot cheaply but competently. The color palette was rather drab, I think, and there were few indoor sets. It's possible that the film never got a normal release of any kind, since I don't know where the students at MIT cable got ahold of it.
So does anybody know what this film was?