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

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Dennis Mansky - Head of NorthAm Robotics
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£453,512 (UK) (21 January 2000)

Gross:

$58,220,776 (USA) (26 May 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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On 17 June 1999, crews filming in the brand new San Francisco City Hall building set off the sprinkler system, flooding hallways, causing serious damage, and angering San Francisco mayor Willie Brown. 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

Andrew Martin: [stomach growls] What was that?
Portia: That's your stomach growling. You're hungry.
[flatulence]
Andrew Martin: Was that me?
Portia: Yes.
Andrew Martin: I thought it was you.
Portia: No, it wasn't me.
Andrew Martin: Really? Ooh. Do you do that?
Portia: Sometimes... but quieter than that.
Andrew Martin: I'll have to have Rupert make me a muffler.
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Referenced in Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002) See more »

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Dolly Suite
Written by Gabriel Fauré (as G. Faure)
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Very entertaining and heart warming movie.
11 December 1999 | by (West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA) – See all my reviews

Chris Columbus has another hit on his hands. Robin Williams gives his usual first rate performance, along with Sam Neil and Embeth Davidtz. They highlight a well cast movie that will pull at your heart strings more than once, in a tale written by Isaac Asimov that brings a lot of human emotion to this science fiction piece.


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