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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Fisher Stevens plays a character called Ben Jabituya, who has an exaggerated Indian accent and mannerisms. However, he is not Indian. When asked where he is from, he responds Bakersfield, and that his ancestors are from Pittsburgh. See more
The military men used in the robot demonstration are supposed to be dummies. But when the convoy is first shown, the driver of the first jeep can be seen readjusting his grip on the steering wheel. See more
[ending her phone conversation with NOVA's Marner
... never mind, go back to your nuclear warheads.
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