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Artificial Intelligence: AI (26-Jun-2001)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Steven Spielberg; Ian Watson

From short story: Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Robots, Dystopian

A humanoid robot embarks on a quixotic journey to become "real", thereby earning his adoptive mother's true affection.

ABSTRACT
Global warming ravages a near-future Earth by drowning our planet's coastal cities, forcing the human race to retreat inland. Driven to innovate just as they had during so many other calamities throughout history, humanity invents the "mecha", a hyper-realistic humanoid robot designed to assist humans in saving themselves; one such robot, David, becomes the property of a woman intending to nurture him as a replacement for her son stricken with an incurable disease, soon setting out on a Pinocchio-esque quest to become "real" as a means of winning his mom's love after a cure for her son's ailment is discovered and he is returned home. Strong character development and a gripping narrative largely make up for this Steven Spielberg epic's overindulgence in popcorn-grabbing sap. Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Enrico Colantoni
Actor
14-Feb-1963   Elliot DiMauro on Just Shoot Me!
Michael Fishman
Actor
22-Oct-1981   D.J. Conner on Roseanne
Brendan Gleeson
Actor
29-Mar-1955   Mad-Eye Moody
Clark Gregg
Actor
2-Apr-1962   The New Adventures of Old Christine
Adrian Grenier
Actor
10-Jul-1976   Vincent Chase on Entourage
William Hurt
Actor
20-Mar-1950   Altered States, Broadcast News
Al Jourgensen
Musician
9-Oct-1958   Lead for industrial band Ministry
Ben Kingsley
Actor
31-Dec-1943   Gandhi
Jude Law
Actor
29-Dec-1972   Gattaca
Paula Malcomson
Actor
1970   Trixie on Deadwood
Kathryn Morris
Actor
28-Jan-1969   Lilly Rush on Cold Case
Frances O'Connor
Actor
12-Jun-1967   Artificial Intelligence: AI
Haley Joel Osment
Actor
10-Apr-1988   Saw dead people in The Sixth Sense
Sam Robards
Actor
16-Dec-1961   Get a Life
Chris Rock
Comic
7-Feb-1965   Everybody Hates Chris
Ashley Scott
Actor
13-Jul-1977   Dark Angel
Brent Sexton
Actor
23-Jul-1953   Stan Larsen on The Killing
Meryl Streep
Actor
22-Jun-1949   The Deer Hunter
Jake Thomas
Actor
30-Jan-1990   Matt on Lizzie McGuire
Robin Williams
Comic
21-Jul-1952   Mork from Ork

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