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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.
Something wonderful has happened... Number Five is alive!
Title: Short Circuit
Release Date: May 09, 1986
Runtime: 98 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: PG
Ally Sheedy ...Stephanie Speck
Steve Guttenberg ...Newton Crosby
Fisher Stevens ...Ben Jabituya
Austin Pendleton ...Howard Marner
G.W. Bailey ...Skroeder
Brian McNamara ...Frank
Tim Blaney ...Number 5 (voice)
Marvin J. McIntyre ...Duke
John Garber ...Otis
Penny Santon ...Mrs. Cepeda
Vernon Weddle ...General Washburne
Barbara Tarbuck ...Senator Mills
Tom Lawrence ...Howard Marner's Aide
Fred Slyter ...Norman
Billy Ray Sharkey ...Zack
Robert Krantz ...Reporter
Jan Speck ...Reporter
Marguerite Happy ...Barmaid
Howard Krick ...Farmer
Marjorie Card Hughes ...Farmer's Wife
Herb Smith ...Gate Guard
Jack Thompson ...Party Guest
William Striglos ...Party Guest
Mary Reckley ...Party Guest
Lisa McLean ...Party Guest
Eleanor C. Heutschy ...Party Guest
Dana Satler Hankins
John W. Hyde
Dennis E. Jones
Short Circuit Horror Film Trailer 1
"Come And Follow Me"
More Movie Taglines:
- Something wonderful has happened... Number Five is alive!
- Life is not a malfunction.
- Ben Jabituya: I am thinking she is a virgin. Or at least she used to be.
Ben Jabituya: With excitement like this, who is needing enemas?
Newton Crosby: Where are you from, anyway? Ben Jabituya: Bakersfield, originally. Newton Crosby: No, I mean your ancestors. Ben Jabituya: Oh, them. Pittsburgh.
Stephanie Speck: Life is NOT a malfunction.
Ben Jabituya: Newton, we are wasting valueless time here.
- At the beginning of the movie, you see a close-up of flowers on a green field, and then the tanks roll over them. This resembles James Cameron's style (see also The Terminator (1984)).
The robots are designed very similar to the large fighting machines in the future battle scenes in The Terminator (1984).
Stephanie and Number 5 dance to a scene from Saturday Night Fever (1977) which was also directed by John Badham.
This film was originally conceived as a dark high-tech thriller. Number 5 was originally intended to be the villain of the picture: an out-of-control, heavily-armed military robot that had escaped from the lab that had developed him. After several script revisions, the darker elements were toned down and the film became a high-tech comedy.
Clips from several scenes not in the theatrical release can be seen during the closing credits, including an altercation between Number 5 and a toy robot and Number 5 in an auto scrap yard.
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