Short Circuit

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Released 1986

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Director:
John Badham
Released:
1986
Rating:
PG

Short Circuit, a 1986 comedy, tells the story of a robot that comes to life. Number 5 (voiced by Tim Blaney) is a prototype robot designed at Nova Laboratories, for use by the U.S. military, by scientists Newton Graham Cosby (Steve Guttenberg) and Ben Jahrvi (Fisher Stevens). During a storm, a power surge causes Number 5 to malfunction and escape Nova's grounds. After getting lost in Astoria, Oregon, the robot meets Stephanie Speck (Ally Sheedy), who adds Number 5 to her menagerie of adopted animals and determines that electrocution brought the robot to life. Meanwhile, Nova Laboratories' security force, led by Captain Skroeder (G. W. Bailey), is scouring the countryside for any sign of Number 5. Stephanie and Number 5 learn that Nova intends to take the robot apart to learn what happened to it, and they flee the company's henchmen. When Stephanie and the robot are captured, they have just one chance to prove that Number 5 is a sentient being.

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