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Bicentennial Man (1999)

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An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Isaac Asimov (short story "The Bicentennial Man"), Isaac Asimov (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Andrew
Embeth Davidtz ... Little Miss / Portia
Sam Neill ... Sir
Oliver Platt ... Rupert Burns
Kiersten Warren ... Galatea
Wendy Crewson ... Ma'am
Hallie Eisenberg ... Little Miss - 7 Yrs. Old (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Lindze Letherman ... Miss - 9 Yrs. Old
Angela Landis ... Miss
John Michael Higgins ... Bill Feingold
Bradley Whitford ... Lloyd
Igor Hiller Igor Hiller ... Lloyd - 10 Yrs. Old
Joe Bellan Joe Bellan ... Robot Delivery Man
Brett Wagner ... Robot Delivery Man
Stephen Root ... Dennis Mansky
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Storyline

This film follows the 'life' and times of the lead character, an android who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. Within a few days the Martin family realizes that they don't have an ordinary droid as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity while trying to stop those who created him from destroying him. Written by <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One robot's 200 year journey to become an ordinary man.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Jesse Eisenberg's sister plays Little Miss. See more »

Goofs

The delivery van that brings Andrew is supposed to be Electric, but it has a tailpipe which are not required for this type of vehicle. This is not a goof if the vehicle is a hydrogen or similarly powered vehicle which while running on electricity would have a water by-product which needs an exhaust pipe. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Martin: [Immediately following the death of "Little Miss"] Will every human being that I care for just... leave?
Portia: I'm afraid so...
Andrew Martin: That won't do.
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Alternate Versions

At the end of the film, the in-credit notice for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution and the Touchstone Pictures closing logo is shown only in North America prints, while the Columbia Pictures closing print logo is shown in the international prints. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #23.9 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Mesicku na nebi hlubokóm (Rusalka's Song to the Moon)
from "Rusalka"
Music by Antonín Dvorák
Words by Jaroslav Kvapil (as Kvapil Jaroslav)
Performed by Lucia Popp
Courtesy of Arts Music
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A beautifully Innocent Film
16 January 2005 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Firstly, i have not read Asimov's book and therefore cannot remark on any errors in translation from book to film.

I have read many of the comments posted here on the IMDb, but fail to see why so many people feel the need to mention that the world is perceived as perfect in the the future, maybe it is, maybe it isn't, the fact is, it's not important. This movie quite simply follows the life of a man trapped in a robots body and his quest to be accepted in the world, and be allowed to love and cherish the people close to him.

I have to say that i didn't expect much from this movie, i thought it would be a kids film, full of typical Robin Williams style laughs, i was way off in my assumption. This is probably Robin Williams's best performance and it is a very emotional journey through change and development of the human condition.

Overall the film is quite amusing, very touching and is full of realistic characters all very well cast to not overshadow 'Andrew' as he quests over 200 years for acceptance.

A great movie 9/10


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andrew Martin See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,234,926, 19 December 1999

Gross USA:

$58,223,861

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,423,861
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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