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Bicentennial Man (1999)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  17 December 1999 (USA)
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An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.



(short story "The Bicentennial Man"), (novel), 2 more credits »
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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 <>

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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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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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Disney asked that the budget be cut by approximately $20 million, and when the film was released on Christmas Day, it flopped at the box office. Robin Williams blamed Disney's marketing and the loss of content the film suffered because of the budget cuts. As a result, he fell out with Disney again. See more »


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 »


[Andrew has transfused blood into his system]
Rupert Burns: Galatea, my dear, where are we?
Galatea: The transfusion is almost complete.
Rupert Burns: Is that so?
[to Andrew]
Rupert Burns: Just goes to show you, Andrew - somebody becomes a human being, sooner or later, they do something monumentally stupid.
Andrew Martin: You've been a great example, Rupert. How quickly will the blood degrade my system?
Rupert Burns: Oh, I don't know. You exercise, eat right, I'd say 30, 40 years.
Andrew Martin: That's a little vague, chief. You don't know exactly how long I'll last?
Rupert Burns: Sorry.
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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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