Bicentennial Man

Genre:  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  131 min.
Release Date: December 17, 1999

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Cast: Sam Neill, Oliver Platt, Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Lindze Letherman, Wendy Crewson, John Michael Higgins


Taken from the novelette by Isaac Asimov, this is the tale of a robot who breaks free from the hard-wired programming that previously enslaved it. But, he's still cast in the "Danger Will Robinson" mode as there are three rules of robot-dom that are as inescapable as Microsoft programming: 1) Neither by action or inaction is he allowed to see any harm come to one of those human being things; 2) He's got to follow all human commands unless they are in conflict with rule number one; 3) By no account should the robot allow harm to come to itself unless by protecting itself it violates rule number one or two. (Man, those rules are more complicated than Star Fleet's Prime Directive.)

Anyway, with all these conflicting program directives going on, our robot still has to find a niche amongst the human race where he can live in peace.

Director: Chris Columbus
Studio: Buena Vista Pictures
Producer(s): Chris Columbus, Wolfgang Petersen
Screenplay: Isaac Asimov (novel), Nicholas Kazan
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