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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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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Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal wrote a draft of I, Robot after Fox fired Vintar for the first time. One line of their dialogue remains in the final film: "Lead by example. It says that right on your badge." With the script in shambles, the studio brought Vintar back on, but he was expressly told he "could not fix everything." Some of the bad ideas in the latest script belonged to studio head Tom Rothman, executives said, and of course those bad ideas had to stay. See more »

Goofs

After the demobot scene, Spooner turns up at Calvin's house with an injury to his right forehead. He makes himself an iced drink, and holds the glass to his left forehead. 40mins 50 sec. 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 »

Alternate Versions

In the 3D re-release the old 20th Century Fox logo is replaced with the new 20th Century Fox logo that was used in Avatar. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: StarCraft II (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Top Floor, Por Favor
Written and Performed by Joe Lervold
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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Creative,but gets far-fetched at times
21 March 2008 | by Ref65See all my reviews

I find this movie creative and far-fetched.I think it's creative because it is set in the year 2023 and robots have been invented.I think it's far-fetched because it seemed that the makers were trying to make the film longer by adding some stuff that wasn't necessary.It's about this scientist or doctor who designs a more up to date version of the other robots.When the scientist happens to commit suicide one detective gets very suspicious about the new robots and tries to find the missing answers to the scientist's death.When the new robots get delivered to the city,they have a revolution and set up a curfew.The detective tries to shut down the main machine but will he succeed?

I enjoyed this movie,but I found a bit of it far-fetched and made me give it a seven.I,Robot can keep many entertained with the action.Will Smith put on a good performance as usual.Recommended to Will Smith fans ,sci-fi fans and if you liked the movie "Robots".I thought it was great,but I didn't love it.


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