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Poster for A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
  • Directed by

    Steven Spielberg

  • Screenplay by

    Ian Watson & Brian Aldiss

  • Music Composed by

    John Williams

  • Theatrical Release Date

    June 29, 2001

  • DVD Release Date

    March 5, 2002 (Region 1 - North America)

    March 12, 2002 (Region 1 - North America)

  • Production Companies

    Amblin Productions, Dreamworks SKG, Stanley Kubrick Productions, Warner Bros.

  • Distribution Company

    Warner Bros. (USA - Theatrical), Dreamworks (USA - DVD)

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Dr. Know

  • Haley Joel Osment

    David Swinton

  • Jude Law

    Gigolo Joe

  • Frances O'Connor

    Monica Swinton

  • Sam Robards

    Henry Swinton

  • Jake Thomas

    Martin Swinton

  • Jack Angel


  • Ben Kingsley


  • Meryl Streep

    Blue Fairy


In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting rise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching to the point of creating realistic robots (called mechas) to serve humanity. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David, an artificial kid who is the first to have real feelings, especially a never-ending love for his "mother", Monica. Monica is the woman who adopted him as a substitute for her real son, who remains in cryo-stasis, stricken by an incurable disease. David is living happily with Monica and her husband, but when their real son returns home after a cure is discovered, his life changes dramatically. A futuristic adaptation of the tale of Pinocchio, with David being the "fake" boy who desperately wants to become "real".



  • Dr. Know

    Question me, you pay the fee. Two for five, you get one for free!

  • David

    If a fairy tale is real, wouldn't it be a fact? A flat fact?

  • Gigolo Joe

    Say no more. New Category. Combine "Fact" with "Fairy Tale." Now. Ask your question.

  • David

    How can the Blue Fairy turn a robot into a real, live boy?

  • Dr. Know

    "Come away, O human child
    To the water and the wild
    With a faery, hand in hand
    For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand."
    Your journey will be perilous, but the reward worth the price. In his book "How Can a Robot Become Human," Professor Allen Hobby writes of the process that will turn MECHA into ORGA. Our "Blue Fairy" does exist in one place only, at the end of the world where the lions weep. This is the place where dreams are born.



"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."

Filming Info

  • Dates

    August 17, 2001 - November 18, 2001

  • Locations

    Long Beach, CA
    New York, NY
    Oxbow Park, Portland, OR
    Gresham, OR
    Guerneville, CA

Release Dates

  • Mexico

    August 3, 2001

  • Germany

    September 13, 2001

  • UK

    September 21, 2001

  • Netherlands

    October 4, 2001

  • Turkey

    October 5, 2001

  • France

    October 24, 2001

Box Office

  • Budget


  • Gross

    $78,616,689 (USA)
    $157,309,863 (international)
    $235,926,552 (total)

  • Opening Weekend

    $29,352,630 (3,242 theaters)

  • Widest Release

    3,242 theaters


  • Venice Film Festival

    Won - 2001 - Future Film Festival Digital Award (Steven Spielberg)

  • Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award

    Won - 2002 - Best Character Hair Styling in a Feature

  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

    Won - 2002 - Saturn Award - Best Music (John Williams)
    Won - 2002 - Saturn Award - Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Haley Joel Osment)
    Won - 2002 - Saturn Award - Best Science Fiction Film
    Won - 2002 - Saturn Award - Best Writing (Steven Spielberg)

  • BMI Film & TV Awards

    Won - 2002 - BMI Film Music Award (John Williams)

  • World Soundtrack Awards

    Won - 2001 - Public Choice Award (John Williams)
    Won - 2001 - World Soundtrack Award - WSA Soundtrack Composer of the Year (John Williams)

  • Young Artist Awards

    Won - 2002 - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (Jake Thomas)

Nominated for a further 2 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award, 4 AFI Awards, 1 British Academy Award, 3 SFCA (Chicago), 4 Empire Awards, 1 Motion Picture Sound Editors, 4 OFCS Awards

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