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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There was a script for a possible third Short Circuit movie written in 1989 and re-written in 1990, but it was found to be unsatisfactory by the producers, and the project was subsequently scrapped. According to Variety Magazine in April of 2008, Dimension Films had bought the rights to make a third Short Circuit movie, in which the plot would involve a boy from a broken family meeting and befriending Number 5. It remains unclear, however, if this movie will be a sequel to the first two movies, or a remake of this movie. See more
When Stephanie is in her kitchen cooking something in a pan, she offers the stirring spoon to a pet skunk to taste it even though it is obviously steaming hot and would burn any animal's mouth that touches it. See more
[they're heading for the cliff
Oh, no - Jeez! Number Five, we're gonna be killed!
Yes, disassemble ALL OVER THE PLACE!
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
Featured in I Love the 80's 3-D: 1986
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Péter Wolf
(as Peter Wolf) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more