"First you gotta do the truffle shuffle."

~ The Goonies (1985)

Short Circuit

Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory. With the help of a young woman, Number 5 tries to evade capture and convince his creator that he has truly become alive.

  • Rated: PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 05/09/1986
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Director(s): John Badham
  • Writers: S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock
  • Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
  • Cast: 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
  • Studios: David Foster Productions, Producers Sales Organization (PSO), TriStar Pictures

Scenes Filmed in Oregon


Short Circuit



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