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.
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Life is not a malfunction.
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Did You Know?
The script called for extensive stop-motion animation to be utilized, but Director John Badham
opted to use practical effects. See more
When Ben is draping a tie around Crosby's neck near the beginning, the two ends of the tie start off hanging straight down, in the next shot they are crossed over, and in the next shot they are uncrossed again. See more
I am thinking she is a virgin. Or at least she used to be.
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 Jeopardy!: Episode #16.37
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