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Bicentennial Man (1999)

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



(short story "The Bicentennial Man"), (novel) | 2 more credits »
2,755 ( 190)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »



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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.


Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was originally set up as a Tom Hanks starring and Wolfgang Petersen directing. See more »


When Little Miss visits Andrew to discuss her proposal from Frank, Andrew cuts off his right thumb. The stub left on his hand clearly shows a clean, straight cut. The severed tip of his thumb is not a clean cut. 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 Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009) See more »


Then You Look at Me
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Performed by Céline Dion
Produced by James Horner and Simon Franglen
Courtesy of SSO Music/Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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13 August 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I heaven't read the book, but BICENTENNIAL MAN is a very touching and heartwarming movie about a house-robot (Robert Williams) that begins a 200-year journey to become and to be legally recognized as a human. During his journey, he has to face the fact and live with it that all loved ones around him grow older and eventually die while he is immortal.

I think that this was one of Robin Williams' best performances ever, if not the best. He proves that he can either play a 'funny wacky' character but also a serious character that will touch the hearts of the viewers. And this movie does just that.

I like the purity and the innocence of the story and I wonder why this movie has such a low rating. It's a must see for all open minded people.

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