History Film / BicentennialMan

10th Jul '16 5:27:21 PM AGorilla
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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Averted twice. First, Andrew decides to sell the many clocks and sculptures he makes, which by the time of his first upgrade makes wealthier than the CEO of the company that built him. Much later, a by-product of Andrew's attempt to become more human leads him to create artificial organs so perfect that they can be used in actual humans, which he then begins to sell to hospitals. Its implied by the end of the film that Andrew has become ridiculously wealthy from all his endeavors.
2nd Feb '16 8:24:02 PM ImSpideyTropes
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** And to a much higher extent: "One is glad to be of service."
21st Jan '16 9:39:23 PM ImSpideyTropes
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-->"...replace the positronic brain, then...put it...''him'' back together and return ''him'' to you, good as new."
17th Jan '16 8:07:33 AM Exxolon
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''Bicentennial Man'', or ''Andrew--[=NDR114=]'' in Japan, is a 1999 film starring Creator/RobinWilliams based on the well-known novella of the same name by Creator/IsaacAsimov (previously expanded into the full-length novel ''The Positronic Man'' by Creator/RobertSilverberg).

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\n''Bicentennial Man'', '''''Bicentennial Man''''', or ''Andrew--[=NDR114=]'' in Japan, is a 1999 film starring Creator/RobinWilliams based on the well-known novella of the same name by Creator/IsaacAsimov (previously expanded into the full-length novel ''The Positronic Man'' by Creator/RobertSilverberg).
16th Jan '16 6:58:57 PM ImSpideyTropes
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* ArcWords: "This will not do." With those four words, first spoken when Little Miss passes away, Andrew memorizes every medical textbook available ''in the world'' and makes artificial organs and DNA elixirs that take a profound leap from the technological to the biological (and allow humans to essentially live forever). When he says those words again after Portia tells him they'd never be accepted, he goes on a campaign to earn full rights as a human being.

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* ArcWords: "This "That will not do." With those four words, first spoken when Little Miss passes away, Andrew memorizes every medical textbook available ''in the world'' and makes artificial organs and DNA elixirs that take a profound leap from the technological to the biological (and allow humans to essentially live forever). When he says those words again after Portia tells him they'd never be accepted, he goes on a campaign to earn full rights as a human being.
11th Jan '16 7:01:30 PM ImSpideyTropes
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--> "One is glad to be of service."
24th Dec '15 8:46:46 PM ImSpideyTropes
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** Lloyd also does this. ''A lot.''
8th Dec '15 10:05:27 PM FordPrefect
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* PositiveDiscrimination: The leader of the World Court that not only denies Andrew his humanity but rubs salt in the wound by saying he is "a machine, and nothing more" is a white man. His [[WomenAreWiser far more reasonable and kind]] replacement is a black woman. [[SubvertedTrope However,]] the leader of the World Court isn't mean. He isn't racist. [[JerkassHasAPoint He just says that humanity will ''never'' tolerate an immortal human being, fearing the societal anger that might ensue if the Court acknowledged it.]]

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* PositiveDiscrimination: The leader of the World Court that not only denies Andrew his humanity but rubs salt in the wound by saying he is "a machine, and nothing more" is a white man. His [[WomenAreWiser far more reasonable and kind]] replacement is a black woman. [[SubvertedTrope However,]] the leader of the World Court isn't mean. He isn't racist. [[JerkassHasAPoint He just says that humanity will ''never'' will]] ''[[JerkassHasAPoint never]]'' [[JerkassHasAPoint tolerate an immortal human being, fearing the societal anger that might ensue if the Court acknowledged it.]]
15th Sep '15 6:32:16 AM AnotherGuy
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* NeverTrustATrailer: This is ''not'' a goofy comedy about a family and their robot. The ads for the movie when it came out only showed clips of the first twenty minutes, along with the wacky dance sequence of Galatea when we first see her, trying to make us believe the movie was just a wacky situational comedy about a family with a pet robot. It doesn't help it is directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus, noted for his family friendly trifles like ''Film/HomeAlone'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', and ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''. Even now the movie is often put in the children's, family, and comedy sections, despite its profanity, sex, and being a romantic drama questioning the definitions of humanity.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: This is ''not'' a goofy Creator/RobinWilliams comedy about a family and their robot. The ads for the movie when it came out only showed clips of the first twenty minutes, along with the wacky dance sequence of Galatea when we first see her, trying to make us believe the movie was just a wacky situational comedy about a family with a pet robot. It doesn't help it is directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus, noted for his family friendly trifles like ''Film/HomeAlone'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' (which also starred Williams), and ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''. Even now the movie is often put in the children's, family, and comedy sections, despite its profanity, sex, and being a romantic drama questioning the definitions of humanity.
15th Sep '15 6:28:52 AM AnotherGuy
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* BecomeARealBoy: Unlike most examples of this, Andrew's process of humanization takes decades.

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* BecomeARealBoy: Unlike most examples of this, Andrew's process of humanization takes decades. [[spoiler: Implied with Galatea as well.]]
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