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I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 16 July 2004 (USA)
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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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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Rated PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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$120,000,000 (estimated)

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$52,179,887 (USA) (16 July 2004)

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$144,795,350 (USA) (24 December 2004)
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According to the newscast, Dr. Alfred Lanning was born in 1971 and was 64 when he was murdered, the same age at the time as the actor who played him, James Cromwell. See more »

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When Spooner is running about in Lanning's house with the cat under his arm, the cat switches arms between shots (most noticeable when he runs down some stairs) See more »

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[first lines]
Detective Del Spooner: [singing along with Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"] Seven years of bad luck.
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The end credits state that the movie was "Suggested by Isaac Asimov's Book". See more »


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Rescue Me
Words and Music by Carl Smith and Raynard Miner
Performed by Fontella Bass
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pilfering classics and making trash isn't just 'Hollywood'
6 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Science Fiction. I have always loved it. Unlike others who say that they were excited by the news this movie was being made I cringed b/c the possibility of a director making a fabulous movie akin to the Lord of the Rings is very slight. Others have commented that we true fans should loosen up and just relax and enjoy. What if the only reason we would watch this movie is because they attached Asimov's name, no matter that they qualified this with the word 'inspiration' instead of 'based'. Any fool would realize this means the writers pilfered the story for the best details and reworked it into a paltry plot. I signed a petition against this movie! Why do directors respect the work of K. Dick so much more than Asimov???? Asimov is a treasure trove of nuanced, intelligent and lively work that deserves better treatment! If Asimov isn't rolling in his graves all of his fans are gagging at every stupid commercial on HBO. A waste of time and money. If we can have 2010 and Minority Report and Bladerunner why not a cogent I, Robot? I wish they wouldn't even touch any of his other stories if they can't even pay due respect!


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