Bicentennial Man

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Plot

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

Director:
Chris Columbus

Stars: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill

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.

Writers: Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov

Cast:

Robin Williams

Andrew Martin


Embeth Davidtz

Little Miss Amanda Martin
/
Portia Charney


Sam Neill

'Sir' Richard Martin


Oliver Platt

Rupert Burns


Kiersten Warren

Galatea


Wendy Crewson

'Ma'am' Martin


Hallie Kate Eisenberg

Little Miss Amanda Martin – Age 7


Lindze Letherman

'Miss' Grace Martin – Age 9


Angela Landis

'Miss' Grace Martin


John Michael Higgins

Bill Feingold – Martin's Lawyer


Bradley Whitford

Lloyd Charney


Igor Hiller

Lloyd Charney – Age 10


Joe Bellan

Robot Delivery Man #1


Brett Wagner

Robot Delivery Man #2


Stephen Root

Dennis Mansky – Head of NorthAm Robotics

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

Release Date: 17 December 1999

Filming Locations: Alameda, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $100,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,234,926
(USA)
(19 December 1999)
(2518 Screens)

Gross: $93,700,000
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The backpack Andrew wears when going around looking for surviving robots like him is made by Swedish company Boblbee.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Sam Neill has blue eyes; Wendy Crewson has light hazel eyes. They would not have produced two brown-eyed children.

Quotes:

[after Sir explains about sex]

Andrew Martin:
It all sounds so very… messy.

Sir:
That's… a fair point



User Review

Excellent film

Rating: 10/10


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.