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?
$1.4 million of the film's $15 million budget was spent on the creation of the Number Five robot. 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
Boy am I the jerk of the world!
Jerk of the world: Turkey, idiot, pain in the ass.
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
References The Terminator
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Péter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more