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Ally Sheedy Ally Sheedy
Stephanie Speck
Steve Guttenberg Steve Guttenberg
Newton Crosby
Fisher Stevens Fisher Stevens
Ben Jabituya
Austin Pendleton Austin Pendleton
Howard Marner
G.W. Bailey G.W. Bailey
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Tim Blaney Tim Blaney
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9 years, 6 months ago at Apr 7 21:21
This was adorable and fun. I find it odd now that I somehow got through the first 26 years of my life without having ever heard of it. Usually when I watch 80s-90s films as an adult I find them pretty disappointing, but I really enjoyed this one. Johnny 5 is a lot like Wall-E but at the same time he's dissimilar enough so that neither movie suffers from the comparison. I love Stephanie Speck and h... read more

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8 years, 5 months ago at May 5 19:22
If by any small chance that WarGames didn't tickle your fancy, then don't worry, because the director John Badham will try another attempt, this time, with Short Circuit, which focuses on a military robot named Number 5, who becomes sentient after getting struck by lightning.

While the acting is really, REALLY ham-fisted and cheesy at times (ham and cheese?), the message of artifici... read more

An average movie

6 years, 2 months ago at Aug 4 15:21
To honest, it has been ages since I have this flick and when I was a kid, I thought it was pretty awesome. Sure, nowadays, we have ‘Wall-E’ which remains my favorite Pixar production, or even the recent ‘Chappie’ which was pretty cool without being a real masterpiece but, back in the 80’s, we had Johnny 5. Actually, coming back to the comparison between ‘Wall-E’ and ‘Short Circuit... read more
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Description: Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. ... (more)
Release date: 9 May 1986
UPC: 014381917321
Tags: Comedy (19), Sci-fi (18), Robots (11), Family (10), 1986 (8), Science Fiction (6), American (4), Robot (4), 1980s (4), 80s (3), Life (2), Pacifist (2), Sort (2), Artificial Intelligence (2), Saw In Theater (2), Product Placement (2), 1980's (2), Lightning (2), Military (2), SnP (2)
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