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"Robocop" Star Visits Detroit, Meets Statue Supporters

This past weekend, the Detroit Fanfare, a comic book and pop culture convention took place at Cobo Center. One of the guests was actor/director Peter Weller. The star of “Robocop” met up with some of the people responsible for raising the money to build a statue in Detroit in honor of the character. WDET’s Rob St. Mary met up with Weller Saturday night at the Lager House in Corktown where supporters of the Robocop statue were holding a party to support local food pantry “Forgotten Harvest”.

Weller talked about his thoughts on Detroit, the Detroit Tigers, Robocop - the film and the statue effort, his current work directing the show "Sons of Anarchy" and working on his PhD in Art History at UCLA.

(click the audio link to hear the interview)

"Robocop" Trailer (1987)

To see Peter Weller's humorous response to the Robocop statue effort: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/521706ecf7/robocop-speaks-to-detroit

For more information about the Robocop statue effort: http://detroitneedsrobocop.com/

For previous stories about the Robocop statue effort:

"The Craig Fahle Show: 02/10/11" http://www.wdet.org/shows/craig-fahle-show/episode/craig-fahle-show-2-10-11/

"The Craig Fahle Show: 02/28/11 http://www.wdet.org/shows/craig-fahle-show/episode/craig-fahle-show-2-28-11/

"Robocop Statue Funded On-Line" http://www.wdet.org/news/story/robocop-statue-funded-on-line/

"Techtown to Host Robocop Statue" http://www.wdet.org/news/story/Techtown-to-host-robocop-statue/