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Film Released: 2004
Genre: Sci-fi, Thriller, Action, Mystery
Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk ,
Directed by: Alex Proyas
I Robot is set in Chicago USA in the year
2035- a time when robots have become commonplace both in the
workplace and in homes with most people owning one. All robots are
programmed with the Three Laws of Robotics:
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being
to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings
except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as
such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Chicago Police Detective Del Spooner played by Will Smith, is sent to
investigate the apparent suicide of Dr. Alfred Lanning played by James
Cromwell, and an old acquaintance of Spooner. However, having viewed a
hologram which Lanning left specifically for him, he soon comes to the
conclusion that Lanning was murdered . . . . .by a robot. This doesn't
surprise Spooner, who hates and distrusts robots with a passion, a
characteristic in keeping with his other old-fashioned tastes such as wearing
2004 Chuck Taylor Leather Converse shoes, owning and riding a
motorcycle, which is unheard of and eating his grandmother's home cooking.
Suspicion soon falls on a prototype
robot built by Dr. Lanning called Sonny (played by Alan Tudyk), and so
begins Spooner's search for the truth behind Lanning's death and his mysterious
messages contained in the hologram., during which he gets the help of
psychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin (play by Bridget Moynahan), who works at the
Robotics' head office and specialises in the psyches of robots.
to our recipe. As mentioned above, Detective Spooner loves his grandmother's
home cooking - in particular her sweet potato pie which he is see devouring at
the beginning of the film. It makes a further appearance much later in the
film when his poor old granny, fed up with making her own pies, gets her new
robot to make one although she doesn't tell Spooner that until he's tasted it
and confirmed it's excellent.
Below is a dessert recipe for Sweet Potato Pie so you can try it for yourself.
Sweet Potato Pie
Veg CD DP 60mins plus cooling
Makes 1x9-inch flan Cold
Vegetarian Nuts Spices Dessert Pudding
250g/9oz Shortcrust Pastry
400g/14oz cooked Sweet Potatoes, peeled
120ml/4fl.oz. Double Cream
100g/4oz Light Brown Sugar
2 large Eggs, lightly beaten
1 teasp Vanilla Extract
1 teasp Ground Cinnamon
1 teasp Ground Ginger
A pinch of Salt
2 tbsp Orange Juice
50g/2oz Unsalted Butter
120ml/4fl.oz. Golden Syrup
50g/2oz Walnut Halves