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Bicentennial Man (1999)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  17 December 1999 (USA)
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Reviews: 356 user | 93 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.



(short story "The Bicentennial Man"), (novel), 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Bellan ...
Robot Delivery Man #1
Robot Delivery Man #2
Dennis Mansky - Head of NorthAm Robotics


This film follows the 'life' and times of the lead character, an android who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. Within a few days the Martin family realizes that they don't have an ordinary droid as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity while trying to stop those who created him from destroying him. Written by <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One robot's 200 year journey to become an ordinary man.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Andrew Martin  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,234,926 (USA) (17 December 1999)


$58,220,776 (USA) (26 May 2000)

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Did You Know?


The three rules that govern Andrew's behavior are the Three Laws of Robotics, originally defined by Isaac Asimov in his science fiction stories. See more »


'Sir' tells Andrew that he has stopped referring to himself as "One", however, during their first visit with Dennis Mansky at Northam Robotics, 'Sir' quotes Andrew as having said, "I enjoy doing this." See more »


Little Miss: I have a friend who is very special to me. He's sweet and exceptionally intelligent, but, well - he's not really a - I mean, a relationship between us would be impossible. It would never, could never, work out.
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Referenced in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) See more »


Mesicku na nebi hlubokóm (Rusalka's Song to the Moon)
from "Rusalka"
Music by Antonín Dvorák
Words by Jaroslav Kvapil (as Kvapil Jaroslav)
Performed by Lucia Popp
Courtesy of Arts Music
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More Depth than Appears on the Surface
2 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Most people who have seen this movie are of the opinion that it was average at best. Indeed there is no complicated plot, no big action scenes and a predictable ending but there is a Story. It's Andrew with his Box of Chocolats, simply going through life searching for what eludes him and what we generally take for granted - humanity. The characters along the way are well acted - in particular the robot creator and his ditsy assistant. This movie is a tear jerker as Andrew's friends come and go and lifetimes pass him by without him really comprehending it all. The only real failings were the large gaps in time and how Andrew came about - but then it's difficult to compress 200 years into 1 1/2 hours. If you enjoyed Azimov's books as much as I did, then this movie is for you. Far better in my opinion than IA or I Robot who also took their cues from Azimov.

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