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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?


Third and final collaboration between Robin Williams and Chris Columbus, which started from Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), then Nine Months (1995) and then to this film. A plan to do a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire had to be canceled after Robin Williams's death. See more »


During the conversation between Andrew and 'Sir' after Andrew jumped out the window, a clump of grass caught in Andrew's neck joint appears and disappears. See more »


Andrew Martin: May one, sir? Is now a good time?
'Ma'am' Martin: What? A good time for what?
Andrew Martin: Last night, Sir taught...
Sir: No, no, no, don't blame me Andrew. Just... go ahead.
Andrew Martin: Thank you sir
Andrew Martin: [Very fast] Two cannibals were eating a clown. One turns to the other and says "Does this taste funny to you?" How do you make a hanky dance? Put a little boogie in it! What is a brunette between two blondes? A translator! Do you know why blind people don't like to sky-dive? It scares their dogs! A man with demensia is driving on the freeway. ...
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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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