Short Circuit (1986 film)

Short Circuit 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.

Short Circuit
Theatrical release poster by John Alvin
Directed byJohn Badham
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyNick McLean
Edited byFrank Morriss
Music byDavid Shire
Distributed byTri-Star Pictures
Release date
  • May 9, 1986 (1986-05-09)
Running time
98 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$15 million[2]
Box office$40.7 million (US/Canada)[3]

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