About

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between...

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Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

Steven Spielberg (Screenplay)
Philip Keller (Storyboard)
Brian Aldiss (Short Story)
Ian Watson (Screenstory)

Runtime

146 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not.

Cast

Keywords

loss of loved one destiny prostitute prophecy alien robot fairy tale extraterrestrial technology prosecution adoption artificial intelligence dystopia android capture gigolo doppelgänger ice age hologram

Photos

Lists

#522 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#41 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#265 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#23 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Visual Effects Dennis Muren Stan Winston

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score John Williams