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
The bed of the waste disposal truck is full as it leaves Nova. But as Johnny 5 falls off, there is a lot of empty space around him and part of the other side of the truck is missing. See more
What if it goes out and melts down a bus load of nuns? How would you like to write the headline on that one?
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 Blades of Glory
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Peter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more