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?
Marcella Detroit, who performed the end credit song "Come and Follow Me" with Max Carl, joined the Irish pop rock group Shakespeare's Sister. See more
The bullet hole in Number 5's chest disappears in the van. 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
Referenced in The Squid and the Whale
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