Scene of the Week: Future Endeavored
Losing a job is never a good thing. Maybe the company you worked for went belly up. Maybe your company was downsizing or moving their base of operations OR maybe, as was the case with Dick Jones, it was entirely on you.
If you are reading this and have lost a job in your lifetime, I’m going to guess it was not as extreme as Dick Jones’ termination from Omni Consumer Products in the 1987 classic, Robocop.
Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) was the number two man at OCP, he was also a man without scruples and a man who had shady dealings with the criminal underbelly of Detroit. As the saying goes, you reap what you sow in this world… but before Robocop could bring the evil Dick Jones to justice, he needed some help from the number one man at OCP… a man simply known as The Old Man.
The Old Man was portrayed by Hollywood veteran Dan O’Herlihy. O’Herlihy, who was born on May 1, 1919 in Ireland, began his acting career in the late 40’s but it is his work in 1980’s films like Robocop, Halloween III: Season of the Witch and The Last Starfighter, that he is most known for.
Now for your viewing pleasure, watch as The Old Man helps Robocop rid OCP of Dick Jones in this week’s Scene of the Week…