Short Circuit

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director(s): John Badham
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

like to see our control center, Senator?

Hey, Norman. You better get

number 5 off that generator, man.

OK, OK, I'll get to it.

Run, Jim!

Jesus H God!

What the hell happened?

I don't know.

Oh my God! It's fried.

Oh! We're in deep shit now, man.

I hope got a few million bucks.

Because that's what they're going

to charge us if this think is fried.

- Everything checks out.

- What?

It's amazing.

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

OK, robots. Verbal command. Access

code 29 report to disarming section.

Get out of here, you little crap bucket!

Go on!

It's the ultimate soldier.

Obeys orders, never asks questions.

Originally, I had non-military

purposes in mind.

I designed it as a marital aid.

Very funny.


I'm sure we'll all agree that

Dr. Crosby has designed a weapon...

that will keep our world safe

for all time.

Howard, what's so safe

about blowing people up?

Coffee service coming through.

Please watch your step.

Hot coffee.

Coffee service coming through.

Please watch your step.

Please serve yourselves.

Have a canopy. Shrimp toast. Caviar.

Pate, salmon moose, Cheese Whiz...

Ladies and gentlemen,

our prototypes are here.

I've only counted 4,

so tell me I've miscounted.

- Gag me with a fork, sir.

- What?

Number 5 left the debriefing station

and then it just disappeared.

Oh, God, not today!

- Alright, call security.

- I did, sir, stat.

Good, you did, great.

Just stay calm!

- How're you doing?

- Running late as usual.

I knew it. God damned garbage cans!

Garbage cans with guns.

Newfangled bullshit!

- Have you got anything stronger?

- I got trouble which I don't need.

Because my wife is home cooking a steak

which is going to be dried out when I get there.

I think we got it.

What is that right there?

- Coffee machine.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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