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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>

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

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The three rules that govern Andrew's behavior are the Three Laws of Robotics, originally defined by Isaac Asimov in his science fiction stories. See more »

Goofs

Level of beer in glass when Rupert is telling Andrew about being able to taste. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Martin: May one, sir? Is now a good time?
'Ma'am' Martin: What? A good time for what?
Andrew Martin: Last night, Sir taught...
Sir: No, no, no, don't blame me Andrew. Just... go ahead.
Andrew Martin: Thank you sir
Andrew Martin: [Very fast] Two cannibals were eating a clown. One turns to the other and says "Does this taste funny to you?" How do you make a hanky dance? Put a little boogie in it! What is a brunette between two blondes? A translator! Do you know why blind people don't like to sky-dive? It scares their dogs! A man with demensia is driving on the freeway. His ...
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Alternate Versions

In the TV channel for the UK certain lines and particular scene is cut. The line where Andrew mentions about breasts is cut along with the scene where he says can you fix this piece of s..t. The scene that was shortened was the part where Rupert and Andrew were talking about sex. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009) See more »

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Petite Suite
Composed by Claude Debussy
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An underrated classic
10 August 2018 | by OlicosmicSee all my reviews

After reading the mixed to negative reviews, I was a bit worried that this film wouldn't be that great. But, to my surprise, I found that I couldn't disagree more with some of those reviews, because this movie was really damn good. The performances are great, the story is touching and well written, the narrative is gripping, and the premise is really well executed. The music score, which isn't something I usually talk about, is surprisingly great in this movie and is something worth noting. However, despite this movie being a pleasant surprise, I did find the script to be a bit messy at times. It isn't really that bad, but there were times a few lines felt out of place and/or kind of half-assed. Another thing I noticed is that this movie can drag on a bit too long in a few scenes, which, while it doesn't necessarily ruin this movie, can still be a tad bit of an annoyance when you just want to know what happens next. Overall, despite these few flaws, this is one hell of a movie, and the fact that so many people didn't enjoy it as much as I did kind of makes me sad, as I genuinely think this is one of the smartest and most heart wrenching movies I've seen with Robin Williams, as it does a good job of not only having a few funny moments, but also having a lot of heart warming moments, whether it be Andrew slowly becoming human or Andrew finally finding love. I thought this film was great and I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet, because, while this is definitely not a perfect movie, it is still, in my opinion, an underrated classic.


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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

Gross USA:

$58,223,861

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,423,861
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1.85 : 1
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