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A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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, Professor Hobby (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, Rovi

  • Release date:June 29, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Lantieri Best Visual Effects 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Scott Farrar Best Digital Effects 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scott Farrar Best Visual Effects 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stan Winston Best Visual Effects 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Janusz Kaminski Best Cinematography 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Williams Best Original Score 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association John Williams Best Composer 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Score 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jude Law Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2001 Nominee
Venice International Film Festival Steven Spielberg Future Film Festival Digital Award 2001 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Steven Spielberg Best Director 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Frances O'Connor Best Supporting Actress 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Haley Joel Osment Best Young Actor/Actress 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Rick Carter Best Production Design 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Dennis Muren Best Digital Effects 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dennis Muren Best Visual Effects 2001 Nominee

Cast

Haley Joel Osment
as David
Jude Law
as Gigolo Joe
Frances O'Connor
as Monica Swinton
Brendan Gleeson
as Lord Johnson-Johnson
William Hurt
as Professor Hobby
Sam Robards
as Henry Swinton
Jake Thomas
as Martin Swinton
Ken Leung
as Syatyoo-Sama
Michael Mantell
as Dr. Frazier
Michael Berresse
as Stage Manager
Kathryn Morris
as Teenage Honey
Adrian Grenier
as Teen in Van
Enrico Colantoni
as The Murderer
Adam Alexi-Malle
as Crowd Member
Matt Winston
as Executive
Sabrina Grdevich
as Secretary
Clara Bellar
as FemMecha Nanny
Chris Rock
as Comedian
Meryl Streep
as Blue Mecha
Michael Shamus Wiles
as Cop
Robin Williams
as Dr. Know
April Grace
as Female Colleague
Clark Gregg
as Supernerd
Ben Kingsley
as Specialist/Narrator
Matt Malloy
as Robot Repairman
Justina Machado
as Assistant
Kate Nei
as Toe Bell Ringing
Haley King
as Amanda
Jack Angel
as Teddy
Eugene Osment
as Supernerd
Erik Bauersfeld
as Gardener
Curt Youngberg
as Kid
Michael Fishman
as Teen in Van
Jeanine Salla
as Sentient Machine Therapist
Lily Knight
as Voice in the Crowd
Jim Jansen
as Chef
Laia Salla
as Mr. Chan's Assistant
Keith Campbell
as Roadworker
Eliza Coleman
as General Circuita
Kelly McCool
as Kate the Holographic Girl
Bobby Harwell
as TV Face
R. David Smith
as Welder
John Prosky
as Mr. Williamson the Bellman
Wayne Wilderson
as Comedian
Vito Carenzo
as Big Man
Jason Sutter
as Percussionist
Claude Gilbert
as Cybertronics-Room 93056
Duane Buford
as The Flesh Fair Band
Ken Palmer
as Percussionist
Jeremy James Kissner
as Kid
Tim Edward Rhoze
as Laboratory Technician
Dillon McEwin
as Kid
Laurence Mason
as Tech Director/Luis Sarria
Miguel Perez
as Robot Repairman
Andy Morrow
as Kid
J. Alan Scott
as Worker
Ty Coon
as The Flesh Fair Band
Billy Scudder
as Mechanic
Max Brody
as The Flesh Fair Band
Diane Fletcher
as Sentient Machine Security
Theo Greenly
as Todd
Ashley Scott
as Gigolo Jane
Brent Sexton
as Russell
Rena Owen
as Ticket Taker
Kevin Sussman
as Supernerd
Paula Malcomson
as Patricia in Mirrored Room
Daveigh Chase
as Child Singer
Tom Gallop
as Supernerd
Tim Rigby
as Yeoman
Brian Turk
as Backstage Bull

Crew

Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Producer
Bonnie Curtis
Producer
Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter
Janusz Kaminski
Cinematographer
David Drzewiecki
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kahn
Editor
Rick Carter
Production Designer
Jim Teegarden
Art Director
Tom Valentine
Art Director
Jan Harlan
Executive Producer
Walter Parkes
Executive Producer
Dawn Brown-Manser
Set Designer
Richard Mays
Set Designer
Darrell L. Wight
Set Designer
Patte Strong-Lord
Set Designer
Thomas Minton
Set Designer
Pamela Klamer
Set Designer
Steven Schwartz
Set Designer
Nancy Haigh
Set Designer
Masako Masuda
Set Designer
Nancy Haigh
Set Decorator
David Perrone
Costume Designer
Roland Sanchez
Costume Designer
Richard Alvarez
Costume Designer
Kanani Wolf
Costume Designer
Brigitte Ferry
Costume Designer
Pie Lombardi
Costume Designer
Don Vargas
Costume Designer
Bob Ringwood
Costume Designer
Ronald Judkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Rydstrom
Sound/Sound Designer
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
First Assistant Director
Lesley Headrick
Animator
Marc Chu
Animator
Chris Haarhoff
Camera Operator
Carl Ciarfalio
Stunts
Jamie Ryan
Stunts
Gene Hartline
Stunts
Chris Palermo
Stunts
Jim Palmer
Stunts
Monte Perlin
Stunts
Francesca Jaynes
Choreography
Avy Kaufman
Casting
Ronald Judkins
Sound Mixer
Scott Farrar
Visual Effects Supervisor
Richard Hymns
Supervising Sound Editor
Margaret Prentice
Makeup
Gary Rydstrom
Supervising Sound Editor
Victor Shelehov
Grip
Rick Rader
Grip
Kristan Berona
Extra Casting
Ramsey Avery
Assistant Art Director
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects Supervisor
John Villarino
Construction Coordinator
Les Hunter
Visual Effects Producer
June Westmore
Makeup
Erica Frauman
Post Production Supervisor
Richard Snell
Makeup
Brian Aldiss
Short Story Author
Harry E. Otto
Assistant Art Director
Jonathan Null
Foley Editor
Andy Tardibuono
Production Assistant
Jennifer Alessi
Extra Casting
Matt Marden
Grip
Dan Coscia
Best Boy Grip
Ana Maria Quintana
Script Supervisor
Terry Baliel
Key Hairstylist
David Linck
Publicist
Pete Romano
Underwater Photography
Jene Fielder
Makeup
Suzan Wexler
Assistant Art Director
Rico Sands
Chief Lighting Technician
Vincent d'Aquino
Greensman
Jamie Franta
Grip
Nashon Petrushkin
Set Dresser
Bill Corso
Makeup
Baqi Kopelman
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Nelia Morago
Casting Assistant
Henry LaBounta
Visual Effects Supervisor
Kenny Meyers
Makeup
Patrick Crane
First Assistant Editor
Andrew Menzies
Assistant Art Director
Andrew Petrotta
Assistant Properties
Alvaro Martinez
Grip
Gary Rydstrom
Re-Recording Mixer
David Rawley
Costumes Supervisor
Travis Crenshaw
Re-Recording Mixer
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen
Production Coordinator
Lisa Brookes
Second Second Assistant Director
Christopher Scarabosio
Sound Effects Director
Steve Simon
Second Assistant Camera
Brian Magerkurth
Re-Recording Mixer
John Mang
Dolly Grip
Rick Kangrga
Dolly Grip
Dennie Thorpe
Foley Artist
Richard Byard
First Assistant Editor
John Merton
ADR Recordist
Rick Boomhower
Grip
Patricia Churchill
Unit Production Manager
Christian Alzmann
Conception
Christian Alzmann
Storyboard Artist
Roland Estrada
Set Dresser
Alex Sessing
Greensman
Gregory Rocco
Set Dresser
Richard Alonzo
Makeup
Karen Meisels
Casting Assistant
Stan Winston
Animatronic Effects
Chris Haarhoff
Steadicam Operator
Jana Vance
Foley Artist
Mark Garbarino
Makeup
Kevin Haney
Makeup
Sande Alessi
Extra Casting
Beth Bowling
Casting Assistant
David James
Still Photographer
Kimberly Scott
Production Accountant
Janusz Kaminski
Still Photographer
Aaron McBride
Conception
Aaron McBride
Storyboard Artist
Teresa Eckton
Sound Effects Director
Liz Lapp
Assistant Art Director
Laurie Charchut
Production Accountant
Ken Wannberg
Music Editor
Dennis Muren
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ve Neill
Key Make-up
Jason Vanover
Greensman
Joel Harlow
Makeup
Dean Drabin
ADR Mixer
Kendall Moody
Casting Assistant
William Huff
Makeup
Andy Nelson
Re-Recording Mixer
Douglas Noe
Makeup
Peter A. Ramsey
Storyboard Artist
David Devlin
Chief Lighting Technician
Karen Asano-Myers
Key Hairstylist
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