Short Circuit

Something wonderful has happened... No. 5 is alive!

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Podcast Release Date:
Jun 30, 2016

Short Circuit Series Episode 1

Do you think we are doing this for our own self gratification?

Robocop. R2-D2. HAL 9000.  The T-1000. Johnny 5.

Yes, in the pantheon of great movie robots, there is no denying S.A.I.N.T. model Number Five deserves prominent mention. He came alive in 1986’s Short Circuit and charmed audiences with his naivete, and his DeBarge theme song.  As Now Playing looks back at the great sci-fi films of 1986, Arnie, Stuart, and new Now Playing critic Justin review this film to answer the age old question…”Who’s Johnny?”

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Movie Details

Short Circuit
Original Title
Short Circuit
Short Circuit
John Badham
David Foster, Lawrence Turman, Gregg Champion
Brent Maddock
Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, G. W. Bailey, Brian McNamara, Tim Blaney, Marvin J. McIntyre, John Garber, Penny Santon, Vernon Weddle, Barbara Tarbuck, Tom Lawrence, Fred Slyter, Billy Ray Sharkey, Robert Krantz, Jan Speck, Marguerite Happy, Howard Krick, Marjorie Card Hughes, Herb Smith, Jack Thompson, William Striglos, Mary Reckley, Shay McLean, Eleanor C. Heutschy, Sergio Kato
1 h 38 min
Release Date
9 May 1986
Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
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.

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