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?
At the beginning of the movie, you see a close-up of flowers on a green field, and then the tanks roll over them. This resembles James Cameron
's style (see also The Terminator
(1984)). 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
Frankie, you broke the unwritten law. You ratted on your friends. When you do that Frankie, your enemies don't respect you. You got no friends no more. You got nobody, Frankie.
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 Psych: Santabarbaratown 2
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Péter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more