Short Circuit (1986)

Movie"Something wonderful has happened... No. 5 is alive!"
Audience Score
After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.

Short Circuit Collection

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.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:May 9th, 1986
On DVD & Blu-ray:September 19th, 2000 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$10,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$40,697,761 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Mark Damon, John W. Hyde
Production Companies:TriStar Pictures, PSO, The Turman-Foster Company