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>
Life is not a malfunction.
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Did You Know?
The gangster movie featuring George Raft
that Number 5 is watching, and later imitating (using Raft's famous "coin flipping") is Scarface
(1932). See more
Stephanie shows Number 5 the sun in the morning. However, they are looking west over the Pacific Ocean, so they are watching the sun setting, not rising. See more
Where is he? I need him! Stat!
Excuse me, sir? Crosby? He is hiding in the toilet, sir.
Public relations is everybody's job.
He's saying that the crowds, they are making him dog sick, sir...
Look, he's supposed to be here, I want him here, I *pay* him to be here.
Well, the last time I'm seeing him, he is busy womiting, sir.
Well, clean him up and send him out, to hobnob. Stat!
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
Features Woman Haters
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