DVD 146 mins IMDB 6.8 (44,660 votes)
Artificial Intelligence: AI - Artificial Intelligence
Warner Brothers (2001)
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Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA  /  English

Haley Joel Osment David
Frances O'Connor Monica Swinton
Sam Robards Henry Swinton
Jake Thomas Martin Swinton
Jude Law Gigolo Joe
William Hurt Prof. Hobby (the Visionary)
Ken Leung Syatyoo-Sama
Clark Gregg Supernerd
Kevin Sussman Supernerd
Tom Gallop Supernerd
Brendan Gleeson Lord Johnson-Johnson
Michael Mantell Dr. Frazier
Michael Berresse Stage Manager
Eugene Osment Supernerd
April Grace Female Colleague
Matt Winston Executive
Sabrina Grdevich Secretary
Theo Greenly Todd

Director Steven Spielberg
Producer Bonnie Curtis; Kathleen Kennedy; Steven Spielberg
Writer Ian Watson; Brian Aldiss; Steven Spielberg
Cinematography Janusz Kaminski
Musician Paul Barker; Max Brody; Deborah Coon; Al Jourgensen; John Williams
User Credit 1 Michael Kahn
User Credit 2 Bob Ringwood

Based on the 1969 short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss, this science fiction fantasy bears similarities to Pinocchio (1940) and originated as a long-gestating project of director Stanley Kubrick that passed to his friend Steven Spielberg after Kubrick's death. Haley Joel Osment stars as David, a "mecha" or robot of the future, when the polar ice caps have melted and submerged many coastal cities, causing worldwide starvation and human dependence upon robotic assistance. The first mecha designed to experience love, David is the "son" of Henry (Sam Robards), an employee of the company that built the boy, and the grief-stricken Monica (Frances O'Connor). David is meant to replace the couple's hopelessly comatose son, but when their natural child recovers, David is abandoned and sets out to become "a real boy" worthy of his mother's affection. Along the way, David is mentored by a pleasure-providing mecha named Gigolo Joe (Jude Law) and a talking "super toy" bear named Teddy. His adventures take him to the Roman Circus-style "Flesh Fair," where mechas are destroyed for the amusement of humans; Rouge City, where Gigolo Joe narrowly avoids capture by police; and finally a submerged New York City, where David's creator William Hurt reveals the secrets of the boy's creation. Brendan Gleeson and narrator Ben Kingsley co-star in A.I., which was adapted from Kubrick's treatment by Spielberg, in his first crack at screenwriting since Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 667068956726
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby DTS Surround Sound
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Some sexual content and violent images.
User Text 2 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.
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Trivia: In order to keep the film's PG-13 rating, a building resembling a penis was digitally removed from the "Rouge City" set. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When the robots open the frozen door to the Amphib Craft, David's trousers are already wet on the left leg from the knee down. But when he gets out, they are dry and twice he slips on the ice and both times he lands on his left knee. (more)

Quotes: Teddy: I am *not* a toy! (more)

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 35 nominations (more)