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Short Circuit

6.61 h 38 min1986X-RayPG
Number 5 is alive in the classic 80s comedy sci-fi adventure. An experimental military robot escapes after being struck by lightning and given human intelligence. He finds a home with madcap Stephanie who believes he's an alien but hot on the trail are scientists Newton Crosby and his assistant who must get to their creation before the army who plan to put Number 5 out of service permanently.
John Badham
Ally SheedySteve GuttenbergFisher Stevens
ComedyScience FictionKids
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4.7 out of 5 stars

3585 global ratings

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  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
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shane lynchReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 December 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
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The first film I ever watched on video cassette tape, remember that kids? No you won’t because you’re too busy snap chatting pictures of your privates to people you haven’t even met before! You don’t even know you’re born!
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Mr RobinsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 February 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Classics 80 movies
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is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by John Badham and written by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. The film's plot centers upon an experimental military robot that is struck by lightning and gains a human-like intelligence, prompting it to escape its facility to learn more about the world. The film stars Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton and G. W. Bailey, with Tim Blaney as the voice of the robot named "Number 5". A sequel, Short Circuit 2, was released in 1988, directed by Kenneth Johnson, but did not do as well at the box office.

One of the 80's best offerings and always enjoyable.
GazReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 May 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not a PG.
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As a child I liked this lots so was hoping to rewatch it with my own kids. Luckily I rewatched it myself first. It is full of swearing that makes it more like a modern 12 or even 15. The awful racial stereotype of the goofy Indian character feels racist. I can't believe I got to watch this as a child myself. Approach with caution.
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Janeen LeeseReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 July 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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I remembered this movie fondly from my childhood and it was really fun to revisit it again. The acting was hilariously bad in some places (especially from the character 'Stephanie' but it didn't detract from the charm. There's something about a cute robot swearing that really tickled me. If watching with kids, there are some talks about death and a few swear words here and there so would advise watching with kids that are a little bit older
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MattReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Short Circuit Does work on UK bluray players.
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Hi this bluray of Short Circuit Does Work On UK bluray players. It's Region Free.

Audio - 5.1 Digital Surround.

Picture Ratio - 2.35.1.

Subtitles - None.

Extra Features - Behind the Scenes. Trailer. interviews Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenburg. John Badham. Eric Allard. Creation of Number 5. Commentary.
9TEENEIGHTY4Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 August 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
80s classic
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They certainly don't make 'em like this any more. This is one of my favs from my youth its a great heart-warming comedy... Definitely couldn't remake this with today though with fisher stevens doing brown face!
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Eddie mReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie
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I love this classic movie & I was very pleased to now be able to get it on BR DISC . This is one of those mid 1980s classics that is still great 30+ years later
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JamesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 March 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film, good quality recording, lots of swearing?
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So my boys love this classic movie and I'm so happy watching it again. One thing to note is that although it's a 12 rating one thing we didn't realise was how much sweating is in here. For a start everything out of Schroeder's mouth is BULLS***! Still amazing though.
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