Short Circuit

Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

A message film to please all ages. Goofy Guttenberg plays a brilliant but totally reclusive inventor who has constructed robots with the power to nuke whole cities. At a military demonstration, the fifth of the series is struck by lightning, and receives the intelligence that it is alive. Eager to escape those who wish to terminate it, Number Five - a multi-purpose kitchen implement on wheels - takes refuge with fanatical animal lover Sheedy, and the chase is on. Cuteness is never far off, though Badham has enough sense of pace, and the robotics are sufficiently inventive, to keep the laughs coming. Only Guttenberg's tongue-twisted Asian sidekick (Stevens) is off-key.


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

John Badham
Brent Maddock, Steven S Wilson
Austin Pendleton
Steve Guttenberg
GW Bailey
Fisher Stevens
Brian McNamara
Ally Sheedy
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