Plot: Detective Del Spooner with the aid of psychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin, investigates the death of Dr. Miles Hogenmiller, a brilliant scientist who worked at US Robotics. Initially labeled a suicide, Spooner has other ideas, convinced that a robot may have taken the doctor’s life. Isolated and eccentric, Dr. Hogenmiller appears as a hologram of himself, summoning Spooner to his side after his death. He was working on a very special project when his life was cut short. He had created something quite extraordinary – a robot with a living brain, code named Sonny. Spooner goes to Hogenmiller’s boss, Dr. Lance Robertson, with his suspicions. Incensed that Spooner wants to charge one of his robots with murder, Dr. Robertson maintains Dr. Hogenmiller took his own life. Terribly weary, Robertson knows full well that the future of his company would be snuffed out should the press get wind of the idea that a robot would, under any circumstances, kill a human being.
Rating: PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity
Directed By: Alex Proyas
Written By: Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman and Isaac Asimov (Book)
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Mediastream Vierte Film GmbH & Co. Vermarktungs KG, Davis Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Overbrook Entertainment, Canlaws Productions
In Theaters: July 16, 2004
Box Office: $144,795,350 (USA)
Budget: $120,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime:1 hr. 55 mins.