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?
For the scene in which Number Five is flipping a coin, the coin was manipulated on a wire. See more
When Crosby manipulates the robot arm to play the keyboard, the keys the robot fingers are pressing do not correspond to the notes that we hear. See more
Newton, you know what is out there in the great outdoors? Girls. Mmmmm! With brassieres and legs - mmm. You have a working knowledge of girls?
No, but I read about 'em.
Oh, then... maybe I can furnish you with some schematic drawings?
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
("Short Circuit" Theme)
Written by Péter Wolf
(as Peter Wolf) and Ina Wolf
Performed by El DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records See more