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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Life is not a malfunction.
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No explanation is given as to how Stephanie and Crosby were able to leave while under arrest in a heavily guarded area. Perhaps they were allowed to leave but that doesn't help explain how they were allowed to take a company van which was stolen in the first place. See more
Newton, we are wasting valueless time here.
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 Porkchop
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Péter Wolf
(as Peter Wolf) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more