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?
The Soviet T-72 tank destroyed by the robots during the testing ground demonstration at the beginning of the movie is actually a fiberglass mock up built on the chassis of a U.S. M-41 Walker Bulldog tank. As the movie was made during the cold war years actual Soviet equipment was not obtainable in the west. See more
When the protoypes are being shown off to the military brass at the beginning of the movie, the weather seems to change inconsistently between shots. See more
What if it goes out and melts down a bus load of nuns? How would you like to write the headline on that one?
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
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Peter Wolf
(as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more