Robot & Frank
Robot and frank poster
Friendship doesn't have an off switch
Directed By
Jake Schreier
Produced By
  • Lance Acord
  • Sam Bisbee
  • Galt Niederhoffer
Written By
Christopher D. Ford
  • Frank Langella
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Peter Sarsgaard
  • James Marsden
  • Liv Tyler
Distributed By
  • Samuel Goldwyn Films
  • Stage 6 Films
Release Date
January 20, 2012 (Sundance)
August 24, 2012 (United States)
Rating PG-13

Robot & Frank is a 2012 American film set in the near future. Directed by Jake Schreier and written by Christopher Ford, the main character, Frank is an aging jewel thief played whose son buys him a domestic robot. At first resistant, Frank warms up to the robot when it occurs to him that he can use its abilities to restart his career as a cat burglar.

Plot SummaryEdit

Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank, a walking, talking, humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health.


  • Frank Langella as Frank
  • Susan Sarandon as Jennifer
  • Peter Sarsgaard as Robot (voice)
  • Rachael Ma as Robot (body)
  • James Marsden as Hunter
  • Liv Tyler as Madison
  • Jeremy Strong as Jake
  • Jeremy Sisto as Sheriff Rowlings




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