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Bicentennial Man (1999)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew Martin
... Little Miss Amanda Martin / Portia Charney
... 'Sir' Richard Martin
... Rupert Burns
... Galatea
... 'Ma'am' Martin
... Little Miss Amanda Martin - Age 7 (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
... 'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9
... 'Miss' Grace Martin
... Bill Feingold - Martin's Lawyer
... Lloyd Charney
Igor Hiller ... Lloyd Charney - Age 10
Joe Bellan ... Robot Delivery Man #1
... Robot Delivery Man #2
... Dennis Mansky - Head of NorthAm Robotics
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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>

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

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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

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17 December 1999 (USA)  »

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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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Chris Columbus later admitted that although he wanted to direct the film to work in science fiction for the first time, the production ended up being more work than he was ready for and there should have been a different director. See more »

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'Sir' tells Andrew that he has stopped referring to himself as "One", however, during their first visit with Dennis Mansky at Northam Robotics, 'Sir' quotes Andrew as having said, "I enjoy doing this." See more »

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Andrew Martin: [after learning the fate of most sperm]
Andrew Martin: They die? One feels badly for them.
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(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
Written by Aretha Franklin and Ted White
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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13 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I heaven't read the book, but BICENTENNIAL MAN is a very touching and heartwarming movie about a house-robot (Robert Williams) that begins a 200-year journey to become and to be legally recognized as a human. During his journey, he has to face the fact and live with it that all loved ones around him grow older and eventually die while he is immortal.

I think that this was one of Robin Williams' best performances ever, if not the best. He proves that he can either play a 'funny wacky' character but also a serious character that will touch the hearts of the viewers. And this movie does just that.

I like the purity and the innocence of the story and I wonder why this movie has such a low rating. It's a must see for all open minded people.


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