The film: Robocop (1987)
The death: In typically understated Paul Verhoeven style, committed policeman Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is caught without back-up by cop killer Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith).
Alex is blasted to near smithereens by Clarence’s gang, his hand is shot off and he's finished via a shot to the head. Or so they think…
The payback: Thanks to some convenient release forms, he’s made the first test subject for evil megacorp OCP’s idea of a cyborg cop.
Encased in a futuristic suit of armour with an awesome gun and some neat compu-backup, he’s sent out to patrol the streets.
But his human side wins out and he tracks down Boddicker and co.
Best revenge moment: In the climactic final battle with Boddicker, the metal lawman has been trapped under some falling metal junk.
But despite Boddicker trying to kill him (again), he unleashes the metal spike he uses to access computers and stabs Clarence in the neck.
Next: Kill Bill