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I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 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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Alex Proyas

Writers:

Jeff Vintar (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Del Spooner
Bridget Moynahan ... Susan Calvin
Alan Tudyk ... Sonny
James Cromwell ... Dr. Alfred Lanning
Bruce Greenwood ... Lawrence Robertson
Adrian Ricard Adrian Ricard ... Granny (as Adrian L. Ricard)
Chi McBride ... Lt. John Bergin
Jerry Wasserman ... Baldez
Fiona Hogan Fiona Hogan ... V.I.K.I.
Peter Shinkoda ... Chin
Terry Chen ... Chin
David Haysom ... NS4 Robot / NS5 Robot
Scott Heindl ... NS4 Robot / NS5 Robot
Sharon Wilkins Sharon Wilkins ... Asthmatic Woman
Craig March ... Detective
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Storyline

In 2035, techno-phobic 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. Written by ahmetkozan

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One man saw it coming. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hardwired See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,179,887, 18 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$144,801,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,433,893, 31 December 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta was asked on Twitter to name a screenplay that made him say, "Damn, this is a great screenplay!" he responded: "Hardwired by Jeff Vintar. Later re-written heavily and turned into I, Robot." See more »

Goofs

Spooner blithely accepts VIKI's lame excuse about "data corruption" in the video log 1 minute before the window break, without investigating the source of that problem, or asking for the video prior to the corruption. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Post-converted to 3D for Blu-Ray release in 2012. See more »

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Here's the exchange i would like to have heard....
3 February 2009 | by JoeB131See all my reviews

Del - "You are the dumbest smart person I've ever met."

Calvin- "Well,I had a brain, but they lost it in the re-writes."

I think what I find most egregious about this bastardization of Asimov's work was how the character of Susan Calvin was portrayed. In the books, she was actually one of the first strong female protagonists, able to think her way through a problem. Here she's just a damsel in distress, waiting to be rescued by Wil Smith.

There are passing references to Asimov's Laws of Robotics, but they are an afterthought to the CGI and action scenes.

Smith is likable, as he is in most of his films, but honestly, the story isn't that good. YOu figure it out long before these genius characters do.


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