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?
During the chase when Number 5 steals the snack truck, Newton and Ben switch positions in the Nova van. Newton is driving at first, but then Ben is driving when they arrive at the scene. See more
What the hell does it need input for?
I don't know; I guess it can't triangulate its position.
That's a simple function.
Can you triangulate YOUR position, Howard?
Well, then - there you go!
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
Featured in A Life in Film
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