Short Circuit

1986 - 98 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.35 : 1
US release date: May 09, 1986
David Foster Productions, TriStar Pictures
Gross: $40,697,761 (USA)


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.


Stephanie Speck - Ally Sheedy
Newton Crosby - Steve Guttenberg
Ben Jabituya - Fisher Stevens
Howard Marner - Austin Pendleton
Skroeder - G.W. Bailey
Frank - Brian McNamara
Number 5 (voice) - Tim Blaney
Duke - Marvin J. McIntyre
Otis - John Garber
Mrs. Cepeda - Penny Santon
General Washburne - Vernon Weddle
Senator Mills - Barbara Tarbuck
Howard Marner's Aide - Tom Lawrence
Norman - Fred Slyter
Zack - Billy Ray Sharkey




Director - John Badham

Writing credits

Writer - S.S. Wilson
Writer - Brent Maddock


Producer - Gregg Champion
Executive producer - Mark Damon
Producer - David Foster
Associate producer - Gary Foster
Associate producer - Dana Satler Hankins
Executive producer - John W. Hyde
Co-producer - Dennis Jones
Producer - Lawrence Turman