Short Circuit (1986)
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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
May 9, 1986 Wide
Sep 19, 2000
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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The lack of a single malicious bone in this film ensures that its genuinely heartfelt approach never collapses to mere schtick.
Goofy 80's fun. Wanna-be E.T. actually delivers the goods.
- Newton Crosby: Where are you from, anyway?
- Ben Jabituya: Bakersfield, originally.
- Newton Crosby: No, I mean your ancestors.
- Ben Jabituya: Oh, them. Pittsburgh.
- Ben Jabituya: I am standing here beside myself.
- No. 5: Stephanie, change color. Attractive. Nice software. Hmmmm.
- Stephanie Speck: Boy, you sure don't talk like a robot.
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