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July 17, 2017

A Tribute to Officer Anne Lewis

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the satirical sci-fi/action classic RoboCop so I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favourite characters from the first three films: Officer Anne Lewis played by Nancy Allen.

When we are first introduced to Officer Lewis she is beating the shit out of a suspect who is attacking her fellow officers. She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty and is tough as nails but she is still human and likeable. You believe that she is a cop who has to deal with the scum of the Earth every day so it’s amazing she’s as nice as she is.

I always thought that when she first meets Alex Murphy they have a bit of a spark but as he’s a married man then nothing ever happens between them and it doesn’t have to; they build a mutual respect for each other. Whenever tragedy strikes and Murphy is brutally killed by a group of criminals and brought back to life as the cyborg RoboCop, it’s Lewis who helps him remember who he was.

Her role was smaller in RoboCop 2 as Nancy Allen said in The History of RoboCop book that director Irvin Kirschner didn’t like her which is why she didn’t have as much to do.

Despite that, for the first three movies Lewis is always there to support Robo/Murphy against various adversaries until her tragic demise in part 3.

Someone has put together a fitting tribute to Officer Lewis which you check out below.

Happy 30th Birthday RoboCop!



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.




 
 

 

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  • Haseeb Uddin Ahmad

    One of my favourite heroines/sidekicks. Tough, but sympathetic and dedicated to fighting crime. I reckon she should never have been killed off in 3. Maybe she could have been injured instead of fatally wounded by Daggett and she could have come back in the end to help fight off the OCP bad guys. When I watched the British cop series Happy Valley this year, its main heroine Sgt. Cawood reminded me of Lewis because of the way she walked, her determination to catch crooks and avenge those close to her (her daughter and a close colleague) and also her tender side.