How much money (USD-$) did it cost (or theoretically would have costed) Omni Consumer Products to build and create Robocop?
** Warning - Lots and lots of unfounded assumptions below - Warning. **
We know that the cost of turning Alex Murphy into Robocop in the 2014 reboot was $2Bn. This evidently included a customised overseas facility and a dedicated (and extensive) R&D programme.
NORTON (CONT'D): Let me phrase this so there's no misunderstanding. A two billion dollar, psychotic killing machine is loose out there - and we're most likely its top two targets. Is that clear enough for you?
By comparison, the Robocop trial programme in the 1987 version is all kinds of cheap, built in a basement facility in downtown Detroit, a junior OCP exec's pet project running with just a handful of staff.
If we assume that they spent 90% less in the original film, and then taking into account the currency shift between 1987 and 2014, that gives us a very very rough figure of around $80-100M to turn Alex Murphy into Robocop in the 1987 film.