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Bicentennial Man (1999)

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An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Isaac Asimov (short story "The Bicentennial Man"), Isaac Asimov (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Andrew Martin
Embeth Davidtz ... Little Miss Amanda Martin / Portia Charney
Sam Neill ... 'Sir' Richard Martin
Oliver Platt ... Rupert Burns
Kiersten Warren ... Galatea
Wendy Crewson ... 'Ma'am' Martin
Hallie Eisenberg ... Little Miss Amanda Martin - Age 7 (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Lindze Letherman ... 'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9
Angela Landis ... 'Miss' Grace Martin
John Michael Higgins ... Bill Feingold - Martin's Lawyer
Bradley Whitford ... Lloyd Charney
Igor Hiller Igor Hiller ... Lloyd Charney - Age 10
Joe Bellan Joe Bellan ... Robot Delivery Man #1
Brett Wagner ... Robot Delivery Man #2
Stephen Root ... Dennis Mansky - Head of NorthAm Robotics
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

One robot's 200 year journey to become an ordinary man.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andrew Martin See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,234,926, 19 December 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,220,776, 28 May 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,700,000
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The backpack Andrew wears when going around looking for surviving robots like him is made by Swedish company Boblbee. See more »

Goofs

When Andrew goes to Lloyd to sue for information as to the whereabouts of his robot counterparts, Lloyd states "the Freedom of Information Act does not cover suits by robots.". There is nothing in the act that states that it is exclusively for humans. See more »

Quotes

'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9: Oh, Aaaandreeeew! Could you come up?
Andrew Martin: [at the first floor, walks to her] Yes, miss?
'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9: Andrew, would you please open the window?
Andrew Martin: One is glad to be of service.
[He opens the window]
Andrew Martin: [turns back to Grace] A lovely breeze!
'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9: [with an arrogant gaze] Now jump.
Andrew Martin: [jumps, jumps, jumps, jumps]
'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9: No! Out the window!
Andrew Martin: [thus jumps out of the window]
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hunt Quartet Suite No. 1, 2nd movement: Menuetto
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
Courtesy of Chappel Library/Firstcom
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Excellent film
29 November 2004 | by AvouraSee all my reviews

Best robot film ever. This really is a great film, which shows how a machine who strangely is endowed with creativity, thought and awareness unlike other robots, strives to become more than he is. This is a great film and very much about family life, emotions, what it means to be human, and trying to better oneself through both serving others and learning with others about oneself. If you ever wanted to be more than you are then watch this film. This is not so much a film about robots or sci-fi, but a film about life and humanity and relationships, love and family. The robots and sci-fi are just a scenario which allows us to explore ourselves more as humans and wonder about our existence.


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