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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

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

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2035. See more »

Goofs

While Sonny throws an NS-5 to destroy the glass doors behind the security field guarding the nanites, and his alloy is dense enough to allow him to reach in, it is not seen how exactly Sonny retrieves the vial with the nanites back through the field. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Detective Del Spooner: [singing along with Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"] Seven years of bad luck.
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The end credits state that the movie was "Suggested by Isaac Asimov's Book". See more »

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References Freaks (1932) See more »

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Superstition
Written and Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Records
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'Sonny' Is The Star In This Sci-Fi Thriller
5 August 2009 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

A lot of latter-day sci-fi movies seem to feature both interesting stories and real eye candy. The latter is helped immensely by computer wizardry and by seeing these great visuals on a high-definition DVD. This movie is no exception; it's cool to watch. If you have the opportunity, see "I, Robot," on Blu-Ray, too, because there are some amazing scenes.

Yet, I thought the best part of this movie was the story, not the audio or visuals. The best part of the story centered around a robot, and whether that robot was good or evil. That's the focal point of this whole story and it's a hard one to figure. Only in the last minutes, after a number of twists and turns. do we - and the characters in the film - find out.

Will Smith and Bridge Moynahan play the main characters. Smith is his normal cocky and ultra-smug self. I would have found him funny if I hadn't seen this act so many times in the past. He and Chevy Chase: the world's most smug actors, or at least the roles they play. Smith's a good actor, though. By the way, Will, as lawman "Del Spooner," takes beatings from robots and car accidents that would kill hundreds of men but he just gets a few scratches. Moynahan looks and sounds very much like Sandra Bullock in this film.

The coolest "people" are the robots, led by the aforementioned main one, "Sonny." He (it) looked a lot like famous cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Anyway, this is an entertaining film, and that's the name of the game so it is definitely recommended.


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