Short Circuit

Short Circuit

Director: John Badham Cast: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens


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Struck by lightning, an endearing little robot known only as "Number 5" escapes from an experimental electronics firm. Technician Newton Crosby (Steve Guttenberg) and his indecipherable East Indian assistant, Ben Jabituya (Fisher Stevens), set out to locate Number 5 before the military can go through with its plans to destroy the robot. Number 5 takes refuge with loopy Stephanie Speck (Ally Sheedy), who is convinced that the mechanical man is an extraterrestrial. Hoping to teach the "alien" all about Earth, she fills Number 5's memory banks with reams of pop culture -- and then the real fun begins.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2008
UPC: 0014381491920
Original Release: 1986
Rating: PG
Source: Image Entertainment
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

New hi-definition widescreen transfer; Audio commentary by director John Badham and writer S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock; Isolated music and effects track; Original theatrical trailer; Featurette: "The Creation of Number 5"; Cast and crew video interviews; Behind-the-scenes footage; Promotional photo gallery; Robot and production design still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ally Sheedy Stephanie Speck
Steve Guttenberg Newton Crosby
Fisher Stevens Ben Jabituya
Austin Pendleton Howard Marner
G.W. Bailey Skroeder
Tim Blaney No. 5
Brian McNamara Frank
Marguerite Heppy Barmaid
C. Eleanor Heutschy Party Guest
Marjorie Card Hughes Farmer's Wife
Howard Krik Farmer
Ray Sharkey Zack
Wabei Slyolwe Norman
Marvin J. McIntyre Duke
John Garber Otis
Penny Santon Mrs. Cepeda
Vernon Weddle Gen. Washburne
Barbara Tarbuck Sen. Mills
Tom Lawrence Mr. Marner's aide
Robert Krantz Reporter
Jan Speck Reporter
Herb Smith Gate Guard
Jack Thompson Party Guest
William Striglos Party Guest
Mary Reckley Party Guest
Lisa Mclean Party Guest

Technical Credits
John Badham Director
Eric Allard Special Effects
Max Carl Songwriter
Mark Damon Executive Producer
David Foster Producer
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Gary Foster Associate Producer
Philip Harrison Production Designer
John W. Hyde Executive Producer
Will Jennings Songwriter
Dennis E. Jones Co-producer
Marcy Levy Songwriter
Garry Lewis Set Decoration/Design
Tom Lucas Makeup
Brent Maddock Screenwriter
Nick McLean Cinematographer
Syd Mead Special Effects
Frank Morriss Editor
Michael D. O'Shea Camera Operator
Dana Satler Associate Producer
David Shire Score Composer
Judy Taylor Casting
Lawrence Turman Producer
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer
Dianne I. Wager Art Director
S.S. Wilson Screenwriter
Peter Wolf Songwriter
Inia wolf Songwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Short Circuit
1. Main Title [2:27]
2. Combat Tests [4:09]
3. Newton Crosby [3:22]
4. A Freak Accident [2:44]
5. Number Five Escapes [4:52]
6. Evasive Maneuvers [3:07]
7. Stephanie Speck [3:13]
8. "Need Input" [9:00]
9. Too Much Information [4:03]
10. "No Disassemble!" [3:15]
11. A Wild Ride [2:50]
12. "Number Five Is Alive" [6:08]
13. Throwing Nova Off the Trail [7:39]
14. Hiding Out [5:29]
15. Teaching Frank a Lesson [5:23]
16. Ambush [9:17]
17. Convincing Newton [9:48]
18. No Escape [5:37]
19. A New Life [2:21]
20. End Credits [3:34]

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Short Circuit 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm happy to see this movie is still around as I think it is a movie the family will like. With the way movies are these days, it's nice to know you can always fall back on a good 80's classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short Circuit a cute movie with a robot Number 5 also known as Johnny 5 this is a really good movie and very educational it teaches you about robots and techiolngly and its funny you can't help but to laugh at this movie even the part when the robot yells No Disasemble!!! its really funny i like it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was the coolest ever. This is one of those movies that you cant stop watching over and over. Its that good! This is a definate family movie. You won't be disappointed when you buy it! This is also one movie that teaches lessons in technology and robotics!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this movie.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, it was an awesome movie when I was five or six, but now it's just cute. I think it's a fun movie that's good to watch when you just wanna have a couple of laughs, but I wouldn't say that it makes you think. The kids'll like it a lot, though.