Semi OT? Looking for title of movie where Robin Williams plays an android....

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by (Pete Cresswell), Dec 2, 2004.

  1. ....that incrementally has himself modified so that in the end he appears as a
    normal human being.

    Caught part of it on network TV a few months ago....been wanting to see the rest
    since...but never caught the title.

    Anybody?



    And while we're at it (must've been a sci-fi week on TV...) I saw parts of
    another one that sort of grabbed me: a kid who was really a robot created as a
    sort of pet for a woman who wanted a kid but didn't want a kid. The kid pairs
    up with another robot who is a 'Pleasure Modle'.... But again, never wrote down
    the title.... a Spielberg film?
     
    (Pete Cresswell), Dec 2, 2004
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    John Doe Guest

    Bicentennial Man, good movie IMO.

    John
     
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    Larry Guest

    Bicentennial Man
    AI (artificial intelligence)
     
    Larry, Dec 2, 2004
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    That was *quick*!

    Thanks "John", thanks Larry.... Circuit city is about tb 30 bucks richer.
     
    (Pete Cresswell), Dec 2, 2004
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    Joshua Zyber Guest

    www.imdb.com
     
    Joshua Zyber, Dec 2, 2004
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    Biz Guest

    Bicentennial Man, a personal favorite of mine.

    The first movie I saw projected digitally in a theater(Ti DLP trials), a
    good movie, and I've had a thing for Embeth since Army of Darkness
     
    Biz, Dec 2, 2004
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    Mark W Guest

    'Bisexual Man'


    'A-one'
     
    Mark W, Dec 2, 2004
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  8. And how many people do you think will get this reference?

    Matthew (Magnus, IIRC)
     
    Matthew L. Martin, Dec 3, 2004
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    Jason Cole Guest

    Did you really need to spoil the ending? Good thing I have the reciept, i
    can return it now.
     
    Jason Cole, Dec 3, 2004
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    Hang on to it....that's not the ending.
     
    (Pete Cresswell), Dec 3, 2004
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    Biz Guest

    Its a 5 year old movie, if you had really wanted to see it, you already
    would have.
     
    Biz, Dec 3, 2004
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    Dan P. Guest


    That's so silly what you said. I haven't seen all the movies I want to see
    from the last 5 years...or the last 10 years...or the last 50 years. And
    yes, this is one of the ones I haven't got a chance to see. It was really
    cool (sarcasm) to know what's going to happen in the movie thanks to the
    original poster of this thread. He didn't need to reveal what sounds like a
    significant plot point to find out the title of the movie.

    All he had to ask was "What movie did Robin Williams play an android?" and
    he would have gotten his answer. And this is exactly what he did in the
    subject of his message. But then in the first sentence of the message
    body...he reveals the plot point. Why? How many other movies does he
    think Robin Williams played an android?

    No, I suspect he's just a troll. If he really wanted to find out the name
    of the movie, he would have just typed "Robin Williams android" in google.
    By doing so, he would have received a ton of links which all give the name
    of the title.


    Dan
     
    Dan P., Dec 4, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    If a movie is more than a few years old, spoiler etiquette kind of takes a
    back seat and there's not much room to complain about it. Just beware when
    you read threads about older movies you haven't seen, and don't be surprised
    if someday you run across a thread telling you who Rosebud is.

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    Big Boy Guest

    Don't you mean "WHAT Rosebud is"? Oops! Have I given away too much
    information? ;-)

    BB
     
    Big Boy, Dec 6, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Heh, I think so. ;) To this day, I tease my wife about who Rosebud might
    be, and have always figured that calling it a "what" would spoil it for her.
    She has got to see that movie someday, or I'm just going to slip up sooner
    or later.

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    Big Boy Guest

    Obviously, I have no idea what your wife's tastes in film are but, in my
    opinion, CK is on a short list of films that are absolutely not to be
    missed.

    BB
     
    Big Boy, Dec 6, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Oh, I know. The problem is I don't own it on DVD and they never show it on
    TV. Obviously I haven't done my part not to own it on DVD - in fact that's
    the great shame in my collection, rather stupid of me not to have picked it
    up by now. Her tastes are excellent, however, I know she's going to love
    it. :)

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    Joe S Guest

    "Rosebud", though literally a *what* in the movie, is said to have been a *who*
    (rather, a *what* on a *who*) in real life:

    http://www.citypaper.com/film/story.asp?id=4561
    "What RKO 281 does offer plenty of is cheap, damaging minutiae, like the fact that
    "Rosebud" was Hearst's nickname for Marion Davies' genitalia. This may help
    explain why the publisher sought to quash Kane, but in emphasizing Welles' and
    Mankiewicz's cheap shot at Hearst, 281 revises and tarnishes Kane's reputation,
    however slightly."


    Joe
     
    Joe S, Dec 6, 2004
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    Especially since the op (me) hadn't even seen half the movie...much less the
    end....so any revelation of the ending (didn't seem to me like I refereed to the
    ending....only an ongoing process that was pretty obvious even in the segment I
    saw) was entirely by chance.
     
    (Pete Cresswell), Dec 6, 2004
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    Biz Guest

    I can see the pissed off poster now..

    Walmart CS desk: "Why do want to return this movie"

    Spoiler sensitive: "Someone on the internet gave away the ending, I have no
    desire to see it anymore"

    Walmart CS desk: "Oh, is there something wrong with the disk, is it damaged
    or something/"

    Spoiler sensitive: "No, its never been opened, I've had it for months now"

    Walmart CS desk: "ITs not defective that you know of?"

    Spoiler sensitive: "Not that I know of"

    Walmart CS desk: "I'm sorry we dont accept exchnages for anything but the
    same title on software/movies"
     
    Biz, Dec 6, 2004
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