Short Circuit (Blu-ray) (1986)
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|Something wonderful has happened - Number Five is alive! Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy co-star in this high tech comedy adventure about Number Five, a robot who escapes into the real world after he short circuits in an electrical storm and decides that he's human. Because he's carrying destructive weapons, the Defense Department and his designer (Guttenberg) are desperate to find him. But Number Five is being protected by a young woman (Sheedy) who is teaching him a gentler way of life.|
"Very entertaining sci-fi drama about the adventures of an escaped robot on the loose. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
Editor's NoteWhen a laser-armed Department of Defense robot named Number 5 gets zapped by a lightning bolt, he "malfunctions" and starts spouting peace slogans and developing a human-like consciousness. Naturally, the newly pacifist machine wants out of the military and escapes. As a frantic search for the creature begins, Number 5 settles down in his new home, with a gentle young woman named Stephanie (Ally Sheedy), who has every intention of holding on to her find, teaching Number 5 about popular culture and other mysteries of life. Thoroughly convinced that the robot is alive, she develops a strong bond with the creature. In order to prevent his capture by the military--who view Number 5 as an armed-and-dangerous weapon--the pair must convince his inventor, a reclusive scientist named Newton Crosby (Steve Guttenberg), that he is truly alive and more than just a metal machine. The highly innovative robot created for director John Badham's film brings to mind other lovable science fiction icons such as E.T. and R2D2 from STAR WARS.
Cast & Crew
|Brent Maddock - Writer|
|David Shire - Original Music By|
|Dianne Wager - Art Director|
|Dianne Wager - Production Designer|
|Frank Morriss - Editor|
|John Badham - Director|
|Lawrence Turman - Producer|
|Mark Damon - Executive Producer|
|Nick McLean - Cinematographer|
|S.S. Wilson - Writer|
|"I am thinking she is a virgin. Or at least she used to be."----Ben (Fisher Stevens) to Newton (Steve Guttenberg), about Stephanie (Ally Sheedy)|
|"Number Five is alive!"----Number 5|
Customer Reviews of Short Circuit (Blu-ray)
What a great classic movie. This was one of the first movies that got me into science fiction. Never actually owned this movie on VHS. Glad that now I am older all the movies including this one that I use to watch as a little boy is finally on blu-ray. The second movie is on my list to get next.