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I, Robot (2004)
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I, Robot (2004) It's the year 2035, and the community now has the help of robots. These robots have three laws integrated into their system. One, they cannot harm a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Two, they must do whatever they're told by a human being as long as such orders don't conflict with law one. Three, they have to defend themselves as long as such defense doesn't conflict with laws one or two. One day, the writer of the three laws, Alfred Lanning, apparently jumps out of the tenth-floor window of U.S. Robotics. The majority of the Chicago Police Department believe that he committed suicide, but Detective Del Spooner, who hates robots, thinks he was murdered, and the number one suspect is a Nestor Class-5 robot who calls himself Sonny. However, if it was Sonny, then that means he would've had to have broken the three laws. With the help of Dr. Susan Calvin, Spooner must now discover the truth before it's too late.

Movie Tagline:
What will you do with yours?

Also Known As:

Title: I, Robot
Release Date: July 16, 2004
Runtime: 115 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA, Germany
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity.

Alex Proyas

Will Smith ...Del Spooner
Bridget Moynahan ...Susan Calvin
Alan Tudyk ...Sonny
James Cromwell ...Dr. Alfred Lanning
Bruce Greenwood ...Lawrence Robertson
Adrian Ricard ...Granny (as Adrian L. Ricard)
Chi McBride ...Lt. John Bergin
Jerry Wasserman ...Baldez
Fiona Hogan ...V.I.K.I.
Peter Shinkoda ...Chin
Terry Chen ...Chin
David Haysom ...NS4 Robot / NS5 Robot
Scott Heindl ...NS4 Robot / NS5 Robot
Sharon Wilkins ...Woman
Craig March ...Detective
Kyanna Cox ...Girl
Darren Moore ...Homeless Man
Aaron Douglas ...USR Attorney #1
Shayla Dyson ...Laughing Girl
Bobby L. Stewart ...Girl's Dad
Nicola Crosbie ...TV Anchor Person
Emily Tennant ...young Girl
Shia LaBeouf ...Farber
Michael St. John Smith ...USR Attorney #2
Travis Webster ...Guy with a Pie
Roger Haskett ...Mob Man
Tiffany Lyndall Knight ...Mob Woman (as Tiffany Knight)
Angela Moore ...Wife
Ryan Zwick ...Farber Posse
Essra Vischon ...Farber Posse

» [more cast members]

John Davis
Topher Dow
Wyck Godfrey
John Kilkenny
James Lassiter
Laurence Mark
Steven R. McGlothen
Anthony Romano
Michel Shane
Will Smith

Jeff Vintar
Akiva Goldsman
Jeff Vintar
Isaac Asimov

Marco Beltrami

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Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Top Floor, Por Favor"
"NS5 Commercial"
"Rescue Me"

More Movie Taglines:
  • What will you do with yours?
  • Laws are made to be broken
  • One man saw it coming.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Detective Del Spooner: What if I'm right? Lt. John Bergin: [sighs] Well, then I guess we're gonna miss the good old days. Detective Del Spooner: What good old days? Lt. John Bergin: When people were killed by *other people*.
  • Detective Del Spooner: [to Susan, after the robots have started a revolution] You know, somehow, "I told you so" just doesn't quite say it.
  • Detective Del Spooner: Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece? Sonny: Can *you*?
  • Detective Del Spooner: I think you murdered him because he was teaching you to simulate emotions and things got out of control. Sonny: I did not murder him. Detective Del Spooner: But emotions don't seem like a very useful simulation for a robot. Sonny: [getting angry] I did not murder him. Detective Del Spooner: Hell, I don't want my toaster or my vacuum cleaner appearing emotional... Sonny: [Hitting table with his fists] I did not murder him! Detective Del Spooner: [as Sonny observes the inflicted damage to the interrogation table] That one's called anger. Ever simulate anger before?
  • Lawrence Robertson: Well, we both know you're not here on police business. Detective Del Spooner: No, I'm just a regular 6'2", 200lb civilian... [sweeps objects off Robertson's desk] Detective Del Spooner: here to kick another civilian's ass.
Movie Trivia:
  • Wil Wheaton and Emilio Estevez auditioned for the part of Sonny the suspect robot.
  • In the display window of an antique robot store is Sony's AIBO robotic dog.
  • The movie originally started as a screenplay entitled "Hardwired", a classical-style murder mystery that read like a stage play, and was very much in the spirit of Asimov's "three laws" mysteries. When the original "Hardwired" script eventually reached Fox, after being developed at Disney with director Bryan Singer, new director Alex Proyas and writer Jeff Vintar opened up the story to fit a big-budget studio film. When Fox acquired the rights to Isaac Asimov's story collection, Vintar spent two years adapting Hardwired to serve as a tenth story in the Asimov canon, complete with Susan Calvin and the Three Laws of Robotics. Hillary Seitz worked at one point as script doctor. Writer Akiva Goldsman came on late in the process to tailor the script to Will Smith.
  • Although "Hardwired" never got as far as filming, Geoff Zanelli wrote a main theme for the project.
  • The car used by Will Smith's character is a concept car called Audi RSQ, which was designed exclusively for the film and includes special features suggested by director Alex Proyas.
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