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Movie synopsis
When 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.

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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 014381006124

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Genre:Comedies
Format:DVD

eBay Product ID: EPID6487819

Editorial reviews

"...The clean, well-scrubbed look of an old Disney movie....Amiable..."
New York Times - Vincent Canby (05/09/1986)

"...Clever, funny and fresh....Featuring some terrific dialog..."
Variety - Brit. (05/07/1986)

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Created: 11/29/08

Wall-E has a great-great-grandson! Didn't you know?

Review For: Short Circuit (DVD, 2004)

This flick is a classic. If you've seen the 2008 release of Pixar's WALL-E, you can see where they got the idea for his design.

A very nice representation of a smooth written story where robots and humans intermix. Nova Robotics has made 5 prototype robots for a non-human war effort device. While at an outside charging station, lightning hits the #5 robot, which results in the creation of an uncanny artificial intelligence for it (hence the movie title).

Filled with rip-roaring scenarios and a hilarious vocabulary... SHORT CIRCUIT is a must-see for all age groups!

If you've never seen this classic, go out and get it. You won't be sorry. Also there is a sequel, Short Circuit 2. It picks up a short time later as #5 continues his antics by helping one of his scientist creators.

Don't miss either one, as they are sure to put a lasting smile on your face.

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Created: 06/12/10

Short Circuit

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That loveable robot, Number 5 comes alive in this light-hearted tale. Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg also star in this film.
This is a cute and charming tale about "Johnny five" and his beginning from an ordinary Nova Robotic experiment to becoming a sentient lifeform by a bolt of lightning.

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Created: 02/11/09

One of the best sci-fi comedy of all time now on HD!

Short Circuit is without any doubt, one of the best memories you had of a robot movie if you were born in the late 70's. This guy, Johnny 5 is fun, full of gadgets, and battery operated! The HD version is just awesome. I could see details of the movie that I hadn't seen before, and the scene when he laughs at the mountain almost made me cry. It is a great experience to see it again, better than you remember it as a kid and also pass it to new generations, my 6 year old daughter LOVES IT. One bad thing, and that's why I didn't gave it 5 stars, is that the BluRay version does not have any other spoken languaje than english. This is, because, for little kids outside USA it is not the same experience if you only see it and don't understand it, because you can't read subtitles yet. Other than that, great movie, great release on HD. Everytime I see it, I feel... ALIVE!

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Created: 08/18/10

A must have for any DVD collection.

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I would recommend it to everyone. The DVD is a good clean, well preserved, fresh copy of the original VHS. I remember enjoying watching it when I was a kid and now my kids enjoy watching it. They love the way they can relate with a robot coming to life and interacting on its own, learning from the beginning like kids do, and discovering things for the first time just like them. No mater how much misjif they get into things always work out in the end.

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Created: 04/03/10

Short Circuit (DVD, 2008, Special Edition)

I've always liked this movie, but my old VHS copy is worn out. I like to get the special edition DVDs instead of the standard version because they contain more things to watch (like interviews, deleted scenes, etc. I love watching my dvd copies of SHORT CIRCUIT and SHORT CIRCUIT 2 back-to-back.

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