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I, Robot (2004)

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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

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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, technophobic 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.

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

I, Robot remains the most successful film of Davis Entertainment. Attempts at a sequel or a TV series follow-up have been tried several times, but never get past Will Smith's Overbrook Films. Truth is, Smith would get paid so much money if a sequel or TV show was produced, making a follow up is simply not financially sound. See more »

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When Farber runs across the street to catch up with Spooner, we can see a Sushi Express behind him. After the 2 speak and Farber turns to walk away, we can see they are standing in front of Sushi Express. But it might be so successful that there is one on nearly every corner, which would also allow them to live up to their name. 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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Superstition
Written and Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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meh
14 September 2005 | by DoovidoovesSee all my reviews

I saw this movie with great expectations, and quite frankly, I was a bit disappointed.

Of course, Issac Asimov's concept was a good one, but the execution on the other hand was poor.

Granted, the movie wasn't terrible, I just really didn't do it for me. The special effects were a little... fake and overdone. The action was cheesy and out of place. The story was a bit, well, predictable, and the acting left much to be desired.

Perhaps worst of all were the characters of the story.

Sonny, the main robot of the story was perhaps the most realistic and human character of the story. Great... But aren't robots not supposed to be very human? It just didn't work for me at all. The robot was the character that I related to the most. That just shouldn't happen! Now there have been many robot movies where the robots are portrayed as having human-like qualities, such as blade runner. That was good. The androids in that movie were closer to human than they were robot anyway. But the robots in this story we're supposed to be robotic.

Moving along, the worst character in the story was of Del Spooner, the main character of the movie played by Will Smith. Will Smith played the same exact character he has played in just about every other movie he has ever been in. You'd think that they'd give him more original roles by now. But instead, we get the same old wise crackin' main character that Smith has portrayed in every movie he has ever done.

Alright... this is getting a bit lengthy, so I'm gonna rap it up. I, Robot was a disappointment. It was in all definitions of the word, meh.


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