"Something wonderful has happened... No. 5 is alive!"
Short Circuit

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Released May 9th, 1986, 'Short Circuit' stars Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton The PG movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 38 min, and received a user score of 66 (out of 100) on TMDb, which assembled reviews from 1,392 respected users.

Curious to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "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."

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'Short Circuit' Release Dates

Watch in Movie Theaters on May 9th, 1986
Watch on DVD or Blu-ray starting September 19th, 2000 - Buy Short Circuit DVD

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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.