PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Some sources claim that in the scene at the Flesh Fair, when Lord Johnson-Johnson (Brendan Gleeson) says to the crowd, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone", the man who stands and hits him with the first bean bag is Rutger Hauer, who played the replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982), which is also about extremely humanized androids. However, that man is not Rutger Hauer.
Those were the years after the ice caps had melted... because of the greenhouse gases, and the oceans had risen drown so many cities... along all the shorelines of the world. Amsterdam, Venice, New York - Forever lost. Millions of people were ...
The William Butler Yeats poem is misquoted on the door in Dr. Hobby's office. Dr. Know reads it "Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild..." This is the correct line, and also what Gigolo Joe says as he reads it. However, the lines on the door read "To the waters of the wild".
The opening logos/credits feature the sound of the ocean in the background, which leads into the opening shot of the film which shows ocean waves, with opening narration explaining about sea level rise because of global warming.
For the U.S. theatrical release, the Warner Bros. logo appeared before the Dreamworks logo at the beginning of the film, and the poster credits said, "Warner Bros. and Dreamworks Pictures present." Since the U.S. version's home video/DVD rights are owned by Dreamworks, the Dreamworks logo at the beginning of the movie appears before the Warner Bros. logo, and the back of the box's cover art says, "Dreamworks Pictures and Warner Bros. present."
$29,352,630 (USA) (1 July 2001)
$78,616,689 (USA) (23 September 2001)
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