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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When Stephanie is in her kitchen cooking something in a pan, she offers the stirring spoon to a pet skunk to taste it even though it is obviously steaming hot and would burn any animal's mouth that touches it. See more
With excitement like this, who is needing enemas?
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 Bob's Burgers: Gene It On
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Peter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more