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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Did You Know?
Steve Guttenberg who played Newton Crosby and G.W. Bailey who played Skroeder both appeared in police academy 1 and police academy 4. See more
The amount of pancakes on the tray Johnny 5 is holding changes between shots. See more
[Stephanie is in the bath
Stephanie... change color!
[looks down, embarrassed, reaches for a towel
Attractive! Nice software.
You sure don't talk like a machine...
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 Peter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more