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.
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Something wonderful has happened... Number Five is alive!
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Did You Know?
At the point where Number 5 first hears the El DeBarge song "Who's Johnny" while driving the Nova van, the original choice of song for that section was the Dire Straits song "Money For Nothing", but unfortunately getting the rights to use that song was deemed to be too costly. See more
The robots' lasers are powerful enough to destroy tank armor, yet a 2-inch-thick granite stone is enough to block the beam when Number 5 uses it for protection. This is because the other robots were instructed to capture Number 5, not to destroy him, so they wouldn't use their lasers at full strength. They can indeed control the power of their lasers, as Number 5 demonstrates while shooting Frank's clothes without hurting him. See more
Beautiful animal... canine... dog... mutt.
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 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
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