Short Circuit

Lists: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family, Robotics

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1986: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Ally Sheedy (Stephanie Speck)
  • Steve Guttenberg (Newton Crosby)
  • Fisher Stevens (Ben Jabituya)
  • Austin Pendleton (Howard Marner)
  • G. W. Bailey (Skroeder)
  • Brian McNamara (Frank)
  • Tim Blaney (Number 5)
  • Marvin J. McIntyre (Duke)
  • John Garber (Otis)
  • Penny Santon (Mrs. Cepeda)
  • John Badham (Director)