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

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Storyline

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>

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


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

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17 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$58,220,776 (USA) (26 May 2000)
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Andrew is a NDR-114. This may be a tribute to Stanley Kubrick, who used the number 114 in multiple films (such as A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)). See more »

Goofs

The final scene in which the nurse robot stops life support systems on request is invalid; the First Law of Robotics would have prevented it. No amount of begging would result in a positronic robot assisting in suicide or euthanasia. In fact, according to Asimov's stories, even witnessing a human being hurt might destroy a robot's positronic brain and the movie acknowledges the Three Laws of Robotics. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Galatea: In the words of the great Andrew Martin, "One is happy to be of service".
Portia: [looking to Andrew] See you soon.
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Referenced in JonTron: StarCade: Episode 2 - X-Wing (2015) See more »

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Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Aretha Franklin
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Excellent film
29 November 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Best robot film ever. This really is a great film, which shows how a machine who strangely is endowed with creativity, thought and awareness unlike other robots, strives to become more than he is. This is a great film and very much about family life, emotions, what it means to be human, and trying to better oneself through both serving others and learning with others about oneself. If you ever wanted to be more than you are then watch this film. This is not so much a film about robots or sci-fi, but a film about life and humanity and relationships, love and family. The robots and sci-fi are just a scenario which allows us to explore ourselves more as humans and wonder about our existence.


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