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
During the final stand off after Crosby and Speck exit the van, Crosby's window is rolled up. Then after they cut back to 5 in the back of the van he is re-rolling up the window and locking the door. See more
I don't know about you, but I am planning to scream and run.
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 Highball
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