Synopsis: Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings Rodney Copperbottom is considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two things, making the world a better place and meeting his idol, the master inventor Bigweld. On his journey he encounters Cappy, a beautiful executive 'bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten, the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who locks horns with Rodney, and a group of misfit 'bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender and Piper Pinwheeler.
Director(s): Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 22 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Yeah, yeah.



- Mr. Gunk.

- What is that?

- Oh, that. My son made it.

- What's it doing?

Mr. Gunk, please,

you're making it nervous.

It's wrecking my kitchen!

- I'll stop it.

- No!

Your son, huh?

It wasn't his fault.

He had nothing to do with it.

Yes, sir, he's a brilliant boy.

An inventor.

You, clean up this mess.

And, you, get out.


You're the hand-me-down son of a

dishwasher, and that's all you'll ever be.

Somebody scrape this crud off of me.

And serve it to the customers.

Roundtrip or one-way?


There you are. I told you I'd find him.

- It's a mother's instinct.

- Instinct? He left us a note:

"I'm leaving.

I'll be at the train station. "

Never mind. Pick up that suitcase.

You're coming home.

No, Mom. I have to do this.

I'm going to Robot City tonight.

I'm gonna get a job and I'm gonna

help Dad pay back Mr. Gunk.

Talk to him.

- Ro...

- Robot City? You're just a kid.

I'm never gonna be someone here.

I wanna be an inventor.

I wanna meet Bigweld.

I wanna be somebody.

You are somebody.

Somebody who's not

getting on that train.

- Yes, I am.

- Talk to him.

- One ticket for Robot City.

- Where are you going?

- Not me. Him.

- But...

Rodney, did you know that when I was

your age, I wanted to be a musician?

I played pretty well too...

...but my dad was worried

I wouldn't be able to make a living.

So I got refitted to be a dishwasher.

Now, I'm not complaining.

But I've always said to myself...

...if I could do it over again,

I would follow my dream.

You've got greatness in you, Rodney.

Never doubt it.

You go to Robot City.

You go meet Bigweld,

and you show him your big ideas.

And, Rodney...

...never, never give up.

All aboard.


I won't let you down, Dad.

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David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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