Police Amphibicopter

First Floor - Artistry

Used in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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The amphibicopter carries David (Haley Joel Osment) on the final leg of his journey to try and become a real boy. Due to catastrophic climate change, David’s destination of Manhattan, New York is submerged under water and he must plunge the helicopter into the depths of the ocean to discover the object of his quest. David subsequently becomes trapped within the helicopter, inadvertently altering it into a time capsule that holds the artificial child for the next 2,000 years.

An amphibicopter is an advanced, rotorless helicopter with the capability to fly through the air and transform into an underwater submarine. Equipped with an electromagnet to detect and seize unregistered mechas, the air and sea craft is a tool used by police to control mechas, which humans fear will outlive the human race. Proving that fear, David is uncovered 2,000 years later in the helicopter by an evolved form of mecha, which treat David as a sacred relic because of the direct link to humans that he and the amphibicopter represent.

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