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I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 16 July 2004 (USA)
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In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Granny (as Adrian L. Ricard)


In 2035, technophobic homicide detective Del Spooner of the Chicago PD heads the investigation of the apparent suicide of leading robotics scientist, Dr. Alfred Lanning. Unconvinced of the motive, Spooner's investigation into Lanning's death reveals a trail of secrets and agendas within the USR (United States Robotics) corporation and suspicions of murder. Little does he know that his investigation would lead to uncovering a larger threat to humanity.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,179,887, 18 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,801,023, 6 July 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Wil Wheaton and Emilio Estevez auditioned for the part of Sonny the suspect robot. See more »


Detective Spooner draws a backup pistol from an ankle holster, but when he recovers his main weapon, he holsters the backup pistol in his main holster. He might do this to keep his spare pistol handy since his first one is now evidence of several crimes (theft, resisting arrest, attempted murder of a P.O., flight to evade...) committed by a robot, which Spooner is obviously eager to prosecute properly. So the original pistol would have to be secured for forensic examination. See more »


[first lines]
Detective Del Spooner: [singing along with Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"] Seven years of bad luck.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of opening credits, the beginning of the movie features Isaac Asimov's 3 Laws of Robotics: LAW I. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. LAW II. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. LAW III. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. See more »


Featured in Sentient Machines: Robotic Behavior (2004) See more »


Written and Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

How could they get it wrong
23 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

OK flashy special effects, good actors, original plot good. How could they get it wrong? While not as bad as Doom, House of the Dead or Lovecraft wannabe movies. There is a serious lacking int the plot department, Assimov would not have like it probably we would not have allow it unless they paid him very very much and nor any one who read the books and like them well the truth be told the books and stories are more paced like an intelligent detective story than an action adventure book if they wanted that there are plenty of Salgari books out there. The depiction of the young Dr. Susan Calvin is outrageous, they thought.. why put the middle age intelligent woman lets just replace her with any nice looking actress to attract the male audience. Is a must avoid to any Assimov fan. Not based at best referenced to.

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