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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 »

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Trivia

The futuristic headquarters of "NorthAm Robotics" are actually the headquarters of Oracle Corporation, in Redwood Shores, California. See more »

Goofs

During the conversation between Andrew and 'Sir' after Andrew jumped out the window, a clump of grass caught in Andrew's neck joint appears and disappears. See more »

Quotes

Rupert Burns: What do they say?
Andrew Martin: That you can lose yourself. Everything. All boundaries. All time. That two bodies can become so mixed up, that you don't know who's who or what's what. And just when the sweet confusion is so intense you think you're gonna die... you kind of do. Leaving you alone in your separate body, but the one you love is still there. That's a miracle. You can go to heaven and come back alive. You can go back anytime you want with the one you love.
Rupert Burns: And you want to experience that?
Andrew Martin: Oh, yes, ...
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Alternate Versions

In America Touchstone Pictures logo is used first and then Columbia Pictures. In the UK and Ireland its switched the other way around. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Saddest Robot Deaths (2014) See more »

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I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
Written by Harry Warren, Billy Rose, Mort Dixon
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Outstanding
13 August 2006 | by Maarten1985See all my reviews

I heaven't read the book, but BICENTENNIAL MAN is a very touching and heartwarming movie about a house-robot (Robert Williams) that begins a 200-year journey to become and to be legally recognized as a human. During his journey, he has to face the fact and live with it that all loved ones around him grow older and eventually die while he is immortal.

I think that this was one of Robin Williams' best performances ever, if not the best. He proves that he can either play a 'funny wacky' character but also a serious character that will touch the hearts of the viewers. And this movie does just that.

I like the purity and the innocence of the story and I wonder why this movie has such a low rating. It's a must see for all open minded people.


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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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