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I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 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:
Adrian Ricard ...
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:

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


$144,795,350 (USA) (24 December 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dr. Lanning's cat is named Asimov. See more »


Sonny jumps out of the window and runs off, and Spooner and Calvin appear from the building what seems to be only seconds later (or, in this future, it's normal for a gun to remain sitting on the ground in a public street for several minutes with nobody touching it, and for a steady stream of pedestrians to carefully avoid stepping in and smearing little blue stains on the ground). 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 »


Referenced in Les vilains (2016) See more »


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

Asimov must be turning in his grave...
14 July 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

... or more likely, he rose from the dead and moved to another planet! This is an awful movie, bearing no resemblance to the ideas conjured up by Isaac Asimov. Granted, Will Smith is the world's worst actor and so I should not expected anything in the first place. I learned to love science fiction through wonderful stories created by one of the best SF authors of all time and I guess I was misled by the title.

If you have any love for Asimovian fiction, any respect for faithful adaptations, or any revulsion at Hollywood's gross exaggerations in this type of move, then PLEASE, do yourself a favor and avoid movie as if it were the plague - your feel better for it.

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