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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Did You Know?
For the scene in which Number Five is flipping a coin, the coin was manipulated on a wire. See more
After Frank is knocked down with the tray, the arms of the person operating Johnny 5 can be seen as the robot turns to run. See more
[after Number 5 is seemingly destroyed
Now that, my friend, is how you kick ass!
Years of research are down the tubes, and you're happy as a pig in slops.
Just doing my job, sir.
Maybe from now on you can do it somewhere else.
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 Tosh.0: The Best of Season 6
Come And Follow Me
(Number 5's Theme from "Short Circuit")
Written by David Shire
, Will Jennings
and Max Carl
Performed by Max Carl
and Marcella Detroit
(as Marcy Levy)
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more