Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory. With the help of a young woman, Number 5 tries to evade capture and convince his creator that he has truly become alive. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Something wonderful has happened... Number Five is alive!
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Did You Know?
In this film and Short Circuit 2
(1988), Johnny 5's voice is provided by puppeteer Tim Blaney
. This casting decision was made due to the director's belief that real-time interaction with the robot prop would make the interaction seem more natural on-screen than if they edited Johnny's voice in during post-production. See more
When the two buses arrive at NOVA to deliver the crowd of spectators from the testing range, the first has a blue stripe and the second red. In the next scene both are red. The first shot is also a different make and model from a different bus line as well. The blue bus is a GMC in RAI livery while the red buses are both Silver Eagle units in Trailways livery. See more
What the hell does it need input for?
I don't know; I guess it can't triangulate its position.
That's a simple function.
Can you triangulate YOUR position, Howard?
Well, then - there you go!
The credits are played out over a montage of scenes from the movie, including a pair of scenes that failed to make the final cut. One involves an encounter between Number 5 and a toy robot, the other involves a scene in a scrap yard where a scrapped car that Number 5 is currently sitting in is crushed. See more
Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Moon 44
Come And Follow Me
(Number 5's Theme from "Short Circuit")
Written by David Shire
, Will Jennings
and Max Carl
Performed by Max Carl
and Marcella Detroit
(as Marcy Levy)
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more