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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
Joe Bellan ...
Robot Delivery Man #1
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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>

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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 the original "Bicentennial Man" story by Isaac Asimov, the robot manufacturer was named "U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men". Around 1971, a new modem-manufacturing company took the name "U.S. Robotics", partly to honor Asimov. Unfortunately, since in the movie the robot manufacturing company is not portrayed positively, the real-world company asked the filmmakers to use a different name. Hence, "NorthAm Robotics". There are a few places in the film where you can see the old name and logo. See more »

Goofs

When Andrew is walking through the park with Portia, his shirt is wide open. When they stop to talk, it is almost closed. When they walk again, it is open again. See more »

Quotes

'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9: Oh, Aaaandreeeew! Could you come up?
Andrew Martin: [at the first floor, walks to her] Yes, miss?
'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9: Andrew, would you please open the window?
Andrew Martin: One is glad to be of service.
[He opens the window]
Andrew Martin: [turns back to Grace] A lovely breeze!
'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9: [with an arrogant gaze] Now jump.
Andrew Martin: [jumps, jumps, jumps, jumps]
'Miss' Grace Martin - Age 9: No! Out the window!
Andrew Martin: [thus jumps out of the window]
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Soundtracks

Respect
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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More Depth than Appears on the Surface
2 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Most people who have seen this movie are of the opinion that it was average at best. Indeed there is no complicated plot, no big action scenes and a predictable ending but there is a Story. It's Andrew with his Box of Chocolats, simply going through life searching for what eludes him and what we generally take for granted - humanity. The characters along the way are well acted - in particular the robot creator and his ditsy assistant. This movie is a tear jerker as Andrew's friends come and go and lifetimes pass him by without him really comprehending it all. The only real failings were the large gaps in time and how Andrew came about - but then it's difficult to compress 200 years into 1 1/2 hours. If you enjoyed Azimov's books as much as I did, then this movie is for you. Far better in my opinion than IA or I Robot who also took their cues from Azimov.


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