Bicentennial Man

December 17, 1999 0 By Fans
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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

Chris Columbus

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


Robin Williams

Andrew Martin

Embeth Davidtz

Little Miss Amanda Martin
Portia Charney

Sam Neill

'Sir' Richard Martin

Oliver Platt

Rupert Burns

Kiersten Warren


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

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


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

Gross: $93,700,000

Technical Specs


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]

Andrew Martin:
It all sounds so very… messy.

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.