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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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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>

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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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Tim Allen was considered for the role of Andrew Martin, but turned it down due to his commitment on Galaxy Quest (1999). See more »

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When Andrew and Portia are playing chess in the park, the chess board is at first very unusually set up as most of Portia's pieces are on the board side closer to Andrew and vice versa. In the next moment, the board has changed completely. See more »

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Little Miss Amanda Martin - Age 7: What's an andrew?
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References Soylent Green (1973) See more »

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I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
Written by Harry Warren, Billy Rose, and Mort Dixon
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Some Prose Is Poetry
17 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

For Ray Bradbury the masterwork of perfect poignance is Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds. For Isaac Asimov it is Bicentennial Man. Only Asimov could remake Pinocchio as compelling science fiction. So many have tried to create a sweet and funny story of the machine that would be man, but this is it's perfect telling.

Only Robin Williams could play the unlikely hero of this story with perfect comedic timing and perfect emotional pitch. Embeth Davidtz as his leading lady matches his skills at every turn, and Sam Neill turns in one his best performances as the man who first recognized the irreplaceable uniqueness of his mistuned android.

Bicentennial Man is first rate science fiction – without physical conflict, without wars, without new ways to incinerate each other. In the end, it makes you glad to be a messy human. Watching this truly beautiful film is a wonderful way to spend an evening, and a guarantor of better dreams than you've had in many years.


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