An experimental military robot escapes after being struck by lightning and given human intelligence. He finds a home with madcap Stephanie Speck who believes he's an alien. Hot on their trail are scientists Newton Crosby and his assistant who must get to their creation before the army does, since its plan is to put Number 5 out of service permanently.

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4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

58% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Amiable and good-natured but also shallow and predictable, Short Circuit is hardly as deep or emotionally resonant as E.T. -- though Johnny Five makes for a charming robot protagonist.

10+ COMMON SENSE

Funny, bullet-proof robot might charm older kids.

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