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Robots (2005)

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In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

Directors:

Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)

Writers:

Ron Mita (story), Jim McClain (story) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Abdul ... Watch (voice)
Halle Berry ... Cappy (voice)
Lucille Bliss ... Pigeon Lady (voice)
Terry Bradshaw ... Broken Arm Bot (voice)
Jim Broadbent ... Madame Gasket (voice)
Mel Brooks ... Bigweld (voice)
Amanda Bynes ... Piper (voice)
Drew Carey ... Crank (voice)
Jennifer Coolidge ... Aunt Fanny (voice)
Dylan Denton Dylan Denton ... Youngest Rodney (voice)
Will Denton ... Young Rodney (voice)
Marshall Efron ... Lamppost / Toilet Bot / Bass Drum / Microphone (voice)
Damien Fahey ... Stage Announcer (voice)
Lowell Ganz ... Mr. Gasket (voice)
Paul Giamatti ... Tim the Gate Guard (voice)
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Storyline

Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings Rodney Copperbottom is considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two things, making the world a better place and meeting his idol, the master inventor Bigweld. On his journey he encounters Cappy, a beautiful executive 'bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten, the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who locks horns with Rodney, and a group of misfit 'bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender and Piper Pinwheeler. Written by IMDb Editors

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Repair for adventure! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some brief language and suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Imperioli was considered the role of Crank Casey. See more »

Goofs

When Rodney and Fender were pulling down the lever to the rooms, in Piper's room you see her doing make-up. In the mirror you see Rodney and Fender, but they are really beside her and not behind. See more »

Quotes

Ratchet: [as he is begging Bigweld not to fire him] The lies I've told! The lives I've ruined! Wait... this isn't helping me!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there are 2-D drawings of robots. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Australian version, Loretta is voiced by radio personality Jackie O. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Norm of the North (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Up Offa That Thing
Written by Deanna Brown, Deidra Jenkins and Yamma Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Stupendous visuals only barely make up for a forgettable story and characters
14 March 2005 | by zetesSee all my reviews

The first 2005 film I've seen, and, really, it's the only one released so far this year that I have had even the littlest desire to see at the theater. It was worth seeing, but it's forgettable. The visuals are absolutely eye-popping. The film's best sequence is a Rube Goldberg-esque public transportation system across town. I think if that had gone on for 90 minutes, we would have had some kind of masterpiece on our hands. Instead, we get a dull story of a group of nearly outmoded robots rebelling against an evil company that is no longer building spare parts. The head of that company used to be all for the common folk, but he's disappeared and left a despot in his place. The underground area, where they melt scrap, is really cool, and reminded me of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Madame Gasket, who rules this part of the city, was the most interestingly designed character. Robin Williams is very annoying, but, to his credit, he is playing a character here, not just himself. I wasn't thinking "Man, is Robin Williams annoying," but rather, "Man, that character Robin Williams is playing is annoying." I doubt that could be taken as much of a compliment, though. All of the other main characters are especially forgettable, especially Halle Berry's character, who is supposedly the female lead. I think most of the audiences wanted the protagonist to end up with the second female lead, who is a tad more interesting. And I think the filmmakers realized this, too, because the hero only barely ends up with Berry at the end. The movie is also in need of laughs. I chuckled a bit, but that was all. The funniest moment is the robot who does the robot dance. As much as I can complain, though, I would still highly recommend (renting) it for the visuals alone.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robots: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

White Plains, New York, USA

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,045,301, 13 March 2005

Gross USA:

$128,200,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$262,511,490
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