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 <email@example.com>
Something wonderful has happened... Number Five is alive!
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Did You Know?
From the first movie to the second, Ben's last name changes. See more
When Number 5 is first hit by the little trash robot the number on the side of the trash can is 3765. In subsequent shots it is 3250. See more
[Reading a Billboard
Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?
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 80's Dan: The McDLT
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Peter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more