Bicentennial Man

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Chris Columbus
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
132 min

[Mechanical Buzzing, Beeping]

[Electronic Noises Continue]

-Nice place, huh?

-I've seen better.

Everybody downstairs!

-Good afternoon.

-Afternoon, sir.

Where do you want this thing?

just through there, thank you.

Come on, you guys.

I've got a surprise for you!

-Want me to place him

right over here, sir?

-Yup, just over there.

H-Here's a place. Here.

Yeah, okay. Move it over here.

-There ya go. Nice and easy.

-That's right.

Easy. Lift it up.


Sweetie, come away from it,


-W-What is it, Daddy?

-Wait, wait, wait.




Oh, my.

[Delivery Man]

Thank you, sir. Enjoy your NDR.

-[Remote Clicks]

-[Electronic Whirring]

NorthAm Robotics

household model NDR-114,

serial number 583625.



Are you one's family?

Well, um, I guess so.

It's scary.

It's not scary.

It's stupid.

-I doubt that.

-Jenny Harrison's family's got one,

-I doubt that.

-Jenny Harrison's family's got one,

-so does Kate McAllister--

they're all the same.

-What is it?

-It's an android.

-What's an "Andrew"?

[Father Laughs]

Will that be one's name?

Well, why not?

It sounds good.

-Hello, Andrew.

-Hello, sir.

Would you care to hear

the three laws of robotics?

-It's said to be a most

entertaining presentation.

-Okay. Sure.

-Will you step back, sir,

to maximize presentation?


[Whirring Begins,


-[Sousa March Begins]


First law of robotics:

A robot may not injure a human being,

or, through inaction,

cause a human being to come to harm.

Second law:

A robot must obey

all human orders,

except where those orders

come in conflict with the first law.

Third law:

A robot must protect itself,

so long as doing so does not conflict

with the first two laws.

[March Ends]


don't ever do that again.

Of course not, sir.

It is a one-time only.

[Andrew] There is another option that

one is obligated to point out, sir:

You may have one

with or without personality.

-Would you care to see a demo

of the personality chip?

-Uh, no, no, thank you.

-We'll stick with what we've got.

-A wise choice, sir, if one may say so.

Well, you'll be staying down here.

Got everything you need?

-One only requires access

to a power outlet.


Right. Well, um,

good night, Andrew.

It certainly is, sir.

No. No, Andrew,

The correct response to

"good night" is "good night."

-Good night.


-You just said "yes."


But the correct response to

"good night" is "good night."

-Good night, Andrew.

-Good night, sir.

-Good night, Andrew.

-Good night, sir.

-You only need to say it once.

-Or one would be saying it

forever, sir,

in an infinite verbal loop.


-Thank you, sir.



Sorry, sir.

[Electronic Whirring, Pulsing]

Honey, I don't want it...

following me around the house all day.

Can't-Can't you turn it off

or something, please?

just give him a job.

It'll be okay.

-Well--Seat belts!

-[Kids] Seat belts!

[Computer] Good morning,

Mr. Martin. Today's temperature

will be in the high 70s.


Bye, Mom!

-Have a good day, sweethearts.

-Have a good day, sweethearts.

[Computer Voice Continues]


-Mmm. Andrew, this is very good.

-Thank you, sir.

-[Father] Don't you think?

-I think it sucks.

"Sucks"? How?

Chickens do not have lips.


She's being rude. You mind your manners,

young lady, please.

-We're fine, Andrew.

-Indeed you are, sir.

The kitchen.

It's fine too, sir.


Go to the kitchen now.



Come on.

Maybe it's a big bluff.

Just a pretty face.



Oh, Andrew, could you come up?


Oh, Andrew, could you come up?

-Should I--

-No. It'll be fine.

-Yes, miss?

-Andrew, would you please

open the window?

One is glad

to be of service.

A lovely breeze.

Now jump.


out the window.

[Dog Barking in Distance]

-Did you hear something?

-Was that an earthquake?

[Door bell Rings]


Sorry for the inconvenience.

May one re-re-re-enter...


-What happened, Andrew?


For the sake of family harmony,

[Winding Down]

one is programmed not to tell.

-[Low Electronic Moaning]

-Andrew? Andrew!



Amanda, Grace,

downstairs right away.

-Come in, Andrew.

-Thank you, si-i-i-r.

[Whirring Brokenly]

Andrew's not a person,

he's a form of property.

One is not

a per-r-r-r-r-r-r-


But property is

also important.

So from now on,

as a matter of principle,

in this family Andrew will be treated

as if he were a person.

Which means there will be

no more attempts to break him.

Break him?

Your sister tried

to kill Andrew.

You too?


-[Whispering] Sorry.

Come on.

Everyone up to bed.

-Will you be all right, Andrew?

-One is capable of

self-mai-ai-aintenance, sir.


-Good night, Andrew.

-Good night, Andrew.

Guh, guh, guh--

G-Good night.

[Whirring Brokenly]

[Muttering Brokenly]

Good night, Andrew. Good... night.

Miss, one has been given

specific orders for your safety,

and that is an unsafe area.

Now, come down.


Thank you.

"Well, I think it's gonna be

sunny tonight."

[Feminine Voice]

"Me too."


"So do I."

He's my favorite.


Would you like

to hold him?

That was my favorite.

They don't even

make him anymore.

-Can it be repaired, Little Miss?

-No, it can't!

-You're screwed.

-I hate you!

Get away from me.

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Nicholas Kazan

Nicholas Kazan (born September 15, 1945) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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