Bicentennial Man

December 17th, 1999


Bicentennial Man

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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

Director: 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 - 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


Did You Know?

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

Continuity: 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.
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.


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