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 <email@example.com>
Life is not a malfunction.
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When this movie was released to Blu-Ray, it was remastered in 1080i high definition, but Blu-Ray quality is usually thought of as having full 1080p resolution. See more
The grill of the disassembled car is first shown lying across 2 logs, but in later shots, the logs are gone. See more
[about the robots
Originally I had non-military purposes in mind. I designed it as a marinal aid.
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
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Péter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more