Robot & Frank

Robot & Frank is a 2012 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Jake Schreier from a screenplay by Christopher Ford. The film stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, James Marsden, and Liv Tyler.

Robot & Frank
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJake Schreier
Screenplay byChristopher D. Ford
Produced by
CinematographyMatthew J. Lloyd
Edited byJacob Craycroft
Music byFrancis and the Lights
  • Stage 6 Films
  • Park Pictures
  • White Hat Entertainment
  • Dog Run Pictures
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films
Release dates
  • January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20) (Sundance)
  • August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24) (United States)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2.5 million[1]
Box office$4.9 million[2]

Robot & Frank was the first feature film for both Schreier and Ford, and received critical acclaim for its writing, production, and acting. It won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, tying with the Kashmiri film Valley of Saints by Musa Syeed.

The robot was created by Tony Gardner's special effects company Alterian, Inc.

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