Bicentennial ManDecember 17, 1999
An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 6.4/10 (39,465 voted)
Critic's Score: 42/100
Stars: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill
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.
Writers: Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov
Little Miss Amanda Martin
'Sir' Richard Martin
Hallie Kate Eisenberg
Little Miss Amanda Martin – Age 7
'Miss' Grace Martin – Age 9
'Miss' Grace Martin
John Michael Higgins
Bill Feingold – Martin's Lawyer
Lloyd Charney – Age 10
Robot Delivery Man #1
Robot Delivery Man #2
Dennis Mansky – Head of NorthAm Robotics
One robot's 200 year journey to become an ordinary man.
Release Date: 17 December 1999
Filming Locations: Alameda, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,234,926
(19 December 1999)
Did You Know?
The backpack Andrew wears when going around looking for surviving robots like him is made by Swedish company Boblbee.
Sam Neill has blue eyes; Wendy Crewson has light hazel eyes. They would not have produced two brown-eyed children.
[after Sir explains about sex]
It all sounds so very… messy.
That's… a fair point
Best robot film ever. This really is a great film, which shows how a
machine who strangely is endowed with creativity, thought and awareness
unlike other robots, strives to become more than he is. This is a great
film and very much about family life, emotions, what it means to be
human, and trying to better oneself through both serving others and
learning with others about oneself. If you ever wanted to be more than
you are then watch this film. This is not so much a film about robots
or sci-fi, but a film about life and humanity and relationships, love
and family. The robots and sci-fi are just a scenario which allows us
to explore ourselves more as humans and wonder about our existence.