- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: Friendship doesn’t have an off switch
- Genres: Science Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Crime
- Release Date: 2012-08-16
- Runtime: 85.0 min
- Budget: $2.5 million
- Revenue: $3.3 million
- Production Companies: Park Pictures Features, TBB, Dog Run Pictures, White Hat Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Stage 6 Films
Cast & Crew
Frank Langella, Liv Tyler, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Strong, Jeremy Sisto, Bonnie Bentley, Dario Barosso, Rachael Ma, Joshua Ormond, Katherine Waterston, Jesse Newman, Ana Gasteyer, Dana Morgan
Synopsis – What to Expect from “Robot & Frank”
Robot & Frank is a 2012 science fiction comedy-drama film set in the near future. The film follows Frank, an aging jewel thief, and his relationship with Robot, a robot butler given to him by his son.
Frank is a retired thief living alone in a small town. He is suffering from dementia and his son, Hunter, is concerned about his wellbeing. He decides to buy Frank a robot butler named Robot to look after him. At first, Frank is resistant to the idea, but Robot eventually wins him over with his helpfulness and sense of humor.
Frank and Robot soon become close friends and Robot encourages Frank to start stealing again. Frank begins to pull off a series of heists, using Robot’s help to gain access to places that he would not be able to enter on his own.
Meanwhile, the police start to investigate the thefts and begin to suspect Frank. Frank and Robot devise a plan to frame a local businessman for the crimes. Just as they are about to execute their plan, Hunter discovers what they have been up to and confronts them. He eventually comes to understand that Frank is using his thieving skills to stay active and sharp.
In the end, Frank and Robot’s plan works and the businessman is arrested. Frank and Robot part ways on good terms, with Robot promising to come back and visit Frank. Frank’s dementia is also shown to be improving, as he remembers his daughter’s name for the
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