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Bicentennial Man (1999)

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

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Cast

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'Miss' Grace Martin
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Bill Feingold - Martin's Lawyer
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Lloyd Charney
Igor Hiller ...
Lloyd Charney - Age 10
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Dennis Mansky - Head of NorthAm Robotics
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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

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

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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

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Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Andrew Martin  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,234,926, 19 December 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,220,776, 28 May 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,700,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, Amanda teaches Andrew to play the piano. In the British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf (1988) the character Kryten, who like Andrew, is a robot that serves humans, is taught to play the piano by Ace Rimmer, which happens off-screen, but is mentioned. See more »

Goofs

When Andrew and Portia are playing chess in the park, the chess board is at first very unusually set up as most of Portia's pieces are on the board side closer to Andrew and vice versa. In the next moment, the board has changed completely. See more »

Quotes

Portia: But if this really works between us? You and I will never be accepted. We can't be married or anything.
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Connections

Spoofed in Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hunt Quartet Suite No. 1, 2nd movement: Menuetto
Written by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
Courtesy of Chappel Library/Firstcom
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A beautifully Innocent Film
16 January 2005 | by See 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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