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Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

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Cast

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Frank
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Hunter
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Madison
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Robot (voice)
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Jennifer
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Jake
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Sheriff Rowlings
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Robot Performer
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Ava
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Shoplady
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Shopgirl
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Freckles
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Flattop
James D. Compton ...
Skinny Sheriff
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Additional Robot Performer
Susan Mitchell ...
Musician
Kurt Grelak ...
Musician
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Brenner ...
Library Goer (uncredited)
Jesse Newman ...
Reception Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jake Schreier

Written by

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Christopher Ford ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Lance Acord ... producer
Jeremy Bailer ... executive producer
Jackie Kelman Bisbee ... producer
Sam Bisbee ... producer
Theodora Dunlap ... associate producer
Erika Hampson ... co-producer
Bob Kelman ... executive producer
Galt Niederhoffer ... producer
Bill Perry ... executive producer
Ann Porter ... executive producer
Danny Rifkin ... executive producer
Cody Ryder ... co-producer
Delaney Schultz ... executive producer
Jenna Schultz ... executive producer
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer
Tom Valerio ... executive producer

Music by

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Francis and the Lights

Cinematography by

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Matthew J. Lloyd ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jacob Craycroft

Editorial Department

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Angel Askins ... digital intermediate producer
Mike Chiado ... digital intermediate technologist
Sean Coleman ... digital intermediate colorist
Josh Cramer ... pro support: Final Cu
Giovanni DiGiorgio ... digital intermediate colorist assistant
Dan Goslee ... digital conform artist
Nick Houy ... assistant editor
Matt Johnson ... digital conform artist
Jackie Lee ... digital intermediate executive
Ali Muney ... additional editor
Sean Pierce ... dailies coordinator
Veronica Rutledge ... assistant editor
Travis Hottinger ... vision mixer (uncredited)
Lance Spindler ... color timer (uncredited)
Devin Sterling ... head of post-production (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Sharon Lomofsky

Art Direction by

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Lisa Myers

Set Decoration by

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Michelle Schluter-Ford

Costume Design by

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Erika Munro

Makeup Department

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Ma Kalaadevi Ananda ... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon (as Kalaadevi) / makeup department head (as Kalaadevi)
Gary English ... hair stylist
Christopher Fulton ... additional key hair stylist
Michelle Johnson ... hair stylist: Ms. Sarandon
Nick London ... key makeup artist
Theresa Marra-Siliceo ... department head hair (as Theresa Marra Siliceo)
Jovan Vitagliano ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Michael Sledd ... unit production manager
Beau J. Genot ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Michael J. Urann ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jolian Blevins ... second assistant director
Scott Foster ... second second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Yori Ben-Haim ... art department intern
Davide Biello ... set dresser
Adrien Blanc ... on-set dresser
Clinton Boughen ... additional props
Robert Calandro ... construction grip
Doreen Cortell ... additional set dresser (as Doreen Cortel)
Bianca Siu Davies ... art production assistant (as Bianca Davies)
Rels Douglas ... set decoration production assistant
Porter Fulmer ... additional set dresser
John Gamiello ... additional set dresser
Nicholas Gatto ... set dresser
Robert Haddad ... set decoration truck production assistant
Patrick Head ... additional property assistant
Erinn Heilman ... charge scenic
Alicia Leatherbury-Lamberti ... scenic artist
James McMillan ... construction grip
Hudson Meredith ... graphic designer
Dan Narada ... additional set dresser
Kevin P. O'Donnell ... art assistant (as Kevin O'Donnell)
Tanya Pann ... scenic artist
Tricia Peck ... assistant property master
Bob Provenzano ... leadman (as Bobby Provenzano)
Christopher Rovira ... shop production assistant
Paul Rovira ... key carpenter
Pierre Rovira ... construction coordinator
Will Scheck ... greensman (as Will Sheck)
Hugh Sicotte ... graphic designer
Malcolm Somsire ... additional set dresser
Gene Spiotta ... construction grip (as Eugene Spiotta)
Brandon Tonner-Connolly ... property master
Roger Vianna ... set dresser
Rob Yapkowitz ... additional props
David C. Huet ... props assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Antonio L. Arroyo ... sound mixer (as Antonio Arroyo) / sound mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle ... dolby consultant
Sherrell Hodges ... facility manager
Paul Hsu ... sound designer
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Guillermo Pena-Tapia ... boom operator
Luciano Vignola ... sound intern

Special Effects by

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Ken Banks ... mold maker: robot and robotic effects, Alterian
Peter A. Chevako ... mechanical designer: robot and robotic effects, Alterian (as Peter Chevako)
Brie Ford ... seamer: robot and robotic effects, Alterian (as Brianna Ford)
Tony Gardner ... project supervisor: robot and robotic effects, Alterian
Anthony Giordano ... robotic effects
Timothy Huizing ... shop supervisor: robot and robotic effects, Alterian (as Tim Huizing)
Bill Jacobs ... mold maker: robot and robotic effects, Alterian
Mat Lee ... Robot Production Assistant
Aaron Romero ... fabricator: robot and robotic effects, Alterian
John Shea ... seamer: robot and robotic effects, Alterian
David Smith ... sculptor: robot and robotic effects, Alterian
Lilo Tauvao ... designer: robot and robotic effects, Alterian / on-set supervisor: robot and robotic effects, Alterian
Kevin Weir ... vacu-forming: robot and robotic effects, Alterian

Visual Effects by

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Cara Buckley ... visual effects head of production: Method Studios
Christa Cox ... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Greg Cutler ... additional flame artist: Art Jail (as Greg Cutler)
Beau Dickson ... additional flame artist: Art Jail
Aleksandar Djordjevic ... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Brendan Fitzgerald ... technical consultant: Method Studios
Hardave Grewal ... additional flame artist: Art Jail
Robert Henry ... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Graham Holly ... additional flame artist: Art Jail
Alexander Jacquet ... visual effects artist: Method Studios (as Alex Jacquet)
Martin Lazaro ... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Ryan Leonard ... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Ruoyu Li ... cg artist: Art Jail
David Marte ... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Justin Maynard ... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Leslie McCartney ... visual effects producer: Art Jail
Chris Memoli ... additional flame artist: Art Jail
Steve Mottershead ... lead flame artist: Art Jail
David Piombino ... visual effects artist: Method Studios
Heather Saunders ... visual effects production coordinator: Method Studios
David Toepfer ... systems engineer: Method Studios
Elsa Tu ... additional flame artist: Art Jail
Mirelle Underwood ... visual effects artist: Method Studios

Stunts

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Chris Cenatiempo ... stunt coordinator
Richardson Desil ... stunt player
Don Hewitt ... stunt double: Frank (as Don Hewitt Sr.)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Curtis Abbott ... media manager
Lance Acord ... camera operator: "b" camera
Craig Addonizio ... additional electric
Christian Baird ... additional electric
Cesar Baptista ... key grip
Thomas Beczynski ... rigging electric
Will Blacksmith ... rigging grip
Andrew Brinkman ... additional media manager
Jessica Burstein ... still photographer
Nina Chien ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Boris Cifuentes ... rigging electric
Pedro Corcega ... additional media manager
Nicole Cosgrove ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Edward Diaz ... additional grip
Teresa Dolan ... rigging best boy (as Teresa 'Dede' Dolan)
David Edsall ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrew Engert ... additional electric
Johnny M. Fermin ... rigging electric
Billy Green ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Travis Hottinger ... additional electric
Dave Isern ... camera operator: "a" cam / steadicam operator
Keith Kalohelani ... balloon operator
Kurt Kroll ... additional electric (as Kurt M. Kroll)
Daniel Luebke ... best boy electric (as Dan Luebke) / rigging gaffer (as Dan Luebke)
Erinne Lukaniec ... dolly grip
Andrew Lupo ... grip
Chris Maida ... additional grip
Cory McClean ... additional electric
Kevin McClean ... generator operator
Ryan Minelli ... rigging electric
John Oliveira ... best boy grip
Nuno Oliveira ... additional grip
Seacia Pavao ... still photographer
Mario Pignard Jr. ... balloon operator (as Mario Pignard)
Nicole Rivelli ... still photographer
Brien Sauchelli ... additional grip
Richard P. Ulivella ... gaffer
Bill Van Ingen ... generator operator
Sam Vaterlaus ... additional electric
Joseph White ... additional grip
Carl Casano ... electrician (uncredited)
Shane Duckworth ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jaeme Griffin ... casting consultant: background
Brad Kenny ... casting manager
Jim Tierney ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Virginia Cook ... wardrobe supervisor
Rebecca Edmonston ... key costumer (as Rebecca 'Red' Edmonston)
Tony Gardner ... robot costuming
Alice Hood ... costume department intern
Charlese Antoinette Jones ... assistant costume designer (as Charlese Jones)
Kristen Koenig ... additional costumer (as Kristen Konzet)
Sabrina Reichert ... costume department intern
Samantha L. Seda ... costume production assistant

Location Management

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Stephanie Donnelly ... location intern
Robert Mietusch ... location intern
Kristen Mink ... assistant location manager
Tom Yeager ... location manager (as Thomas Yeager)

Music Department

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Sam Bisbee ... music supervisor
Blair Eisenhart ... assistant orchestrator
Brian McKenna ... music mixer
Grace Na ... music mixing assistant
Matt Veligdan ... arranger / conductor / orchestrator
Basil Moore ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Tom Baker ... driver
Paul Forste ... driver
Mike Giunta ... transportation captain
Robert Jean-Pierre ... driver
Frank Lomuto ... driver

Other crew

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Nancy Adams ... lead post accountant: Adams & Salter CPAs (as Nancy L. Adams)
Chandler Adasko ... production assistant: robot
David Ashley ... legal services: production and distribution, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard / production legal: Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP
Jack Bavaro ... production accountant
Nathan Buffaloe ... production assistant
Patricia Charles ... first assistant: accountant / payroll accountant
Beverly Cole ... key production secretary
Shannon de Zeeuw ... production secretary
Kim Delise ... script supervisor
Martine Dorfman ... talent associate: kids
Mark Edlitz ... assistant: Susan Sarandon
Scott Friedman ... paperwork production assistant
Annie Gaudet ... additional post accounting
Richard Hagerty ... office production assistant
Kevin Hindley ... clearance research: IndieClear
Takina Holloman ... production coordinator
Adam King ... production assistant
Rich Koski ... key production assistant
Mathew Lee ... production assistant: robot
Brittany Love ... production assistant: robot
Chelsea Lupkin ... production assistant: robot
Nick Noyes ... production assistant
Justin Ouellette ... designer: ui
Kristen Paladino ... talent associate: robot
Lynda Reynolds ... chef
Michael K. Reynolds ... chef (as Michael Reynolds)
Javier Rojas ... craft service
Lee Rosenberg ... production assistant / unit production assistant
Jack Santry ... finance manager: Alterian
Jon Sheflin ... office production intern
Fred Siegel ... tax and business advisory services (as Fred Siegel CPA)
Marc H. Simon ... legal services: production and distribution, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard
Andrew Sorgie ... production assistant
Amanda Sorrentino ... additional post accounting
Cory Steele ... production assistant
Louie Tremblay ... production assistant
Roger R. Velilia ... craft service (as Roger Velilla)
Andreas O'Donohue Villaggio ... production assistant (as Andreas O'Donohue)
Niccolò Vitelli ... key production assistant
Zach Warsavage ... production assistant
Andrew M. Wilson ... production assistant
Josh Wilson ... production assistant
Cameron Arguelles ... quality control (uncredited)
Susan Millard ... stand-in (uncredited)
Nicki Slack ... additional office production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michael Bloomberg ... special thanks
Adam Chordock ... thank you
Ben Dickinson ... thank you
Jill Donnelly ... thank you
Denis Ford ... thank you
Goetz Grossman ... thank you
Jeffrey Heimer ... thank you
Jeff Kaplan ... thank you
Ruby Katilius ... thank you
Jon Lame ... thank you
Aaron Lammer ... thank you
Patricia Lee ... thank you
Alison Leonard ... thank you
Dan Mahoney ... thank you
Mary Ann Marino ... special thanks
Katherine Oliver ... special thanks
Herbert Schreier ... thank you
Duncan Skiles ... thank you
Judith Stacey ... thank you
Jon Watts ... thank you
Aaron Wesner ... thank you

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the near future, Frank is a retired catburglar living alone while his successful son, Hunter, tries to care for him from afar. Finally, Hunter gets him a robot caretaker, but Frank soon learns that it is as useful as a burglary aide. As Frank tries to restart his old profession, the uncomfortable realities of a changing world and his worsening dementia threaten to take beyond what any reboot can do for him. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines Friendship doesn't have an off switch. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Robot & Frank - Zwei diebische Komplizen (Germany)
  • Un amigo para Frank (Spain)
  • Un amic per a en Frank (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Robot i Frank (Croatia)
  • Frank e o Robô (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $35,539, 19 Aug 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia The vehicle that passes Frank when he is walking down the road is an available production car, a Tango by Commuter Cars. There are only twelve in existence, with a retail price of $240,000 each. See more »
Goofs After the Robot is switched on for the first time, you can see the reflection of a crew member on the side of Hunter's car, then another time after the Robot goes into the house. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Premium Rush (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Ahhh See more »
Crazy Credits The end credits show various scenes of industrial and research robots performing various tasks, such as walking, gripping everyday items, pouring drinks and serving trays. See more »
Quotes Robot: Warning. Do not molest me.
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