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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Any time you see #5's arm/hand doing something without the rest of him in the frame its because the robot puppet is not capable of doing the action. Like rolling up the window, opening storage compartments etc. See more
When Jonny 5 is driving the van he adjust the radio from 94.1 with racing on it back to 94.1 with music on it. See more
Crosby, it's Howard. If you don't have my van back in 15 minutes...!
[Number 5 blows up CB
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
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("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Péter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more