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>
Life is not a malfunction.
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The military men used in the robot demonstration are supposed to be dummies. But when the convoy is first shown, the driver of the first jeep can be seen readjusting his grip on the steering wheel. See more
[after watching Crosby disassemble Number 5
What the hell is the matter with you, you four-eyed idiot?
[mumbling to himself
What an asshole.
I heard that!
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