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Short Circuit [Blu-ray]

Ally Sheedy , Steve Guttenberg , John Badham    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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John Badham's family-oriented adventure comedy, though obviously hatched in the wake of E.T. and Star Wars, manages to create its own identity through a sweet tone and an affectionate sense of fun. Military robot Number 5, a well-armed killing machine, is zapped by lightning during a test and emerges with a consciousness, curiosity, a wacky sense of humor, and a new peace-loving philosophy. Ally Sheedy (who debuted in Badham's hit WarGames) is the animal lover whose home is sanctuary for a zoo-full of strays and who adopts the adolescent robot. Steve Guttenberg is the goofy but reclusive robotics designer who goes off in search of his creation to save him from the gun-happy army. The mix of gentle slapstick and innocent romance makes for a harmless family comedy. It veers toward the terminally cute, what with 5's hyperactive antics and E.T.-ish voice, and the mangled grammar of Guttenberg's East Indian sidekick (Fisher Stevens) threatens to become offensive, but Badham's breezy direction keeps the film on track. Sheedy and Guttenberg deliver spirited and engaging performances, but most importantly the robot emerges as a real person. Give credit to designer Syd Mead, an army of puppeteers and robotics operators, and the cartoony voice of Tim Blaney: Number 5 is alive. --Sean Axmaker

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Something wonderful has happened--Number Five is alive! Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy co-star in this high tech comedy adventure about Number Five, a robot who escapes into the real world after he short circuits in an electrical storm and decides that he's human. Because he's carrying destructive weapons, the Defense Department and his designer (Guttenberg) are desperate to find him. But Number Five is being protected by a young woman (Sheedy) who is teaching him a gentler way of life.


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5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES EVER Jan. 20 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Super cute. Heartfelt, funny and suspenseful. A true classic. Great family movie too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic to find Oct. 2 2011
By cheryl
Format:DVD
I'm totally satisfied with my purchase of this dvd and so glad I found a safe place to buy impossible movies.Thanks again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Film Oct. 8 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This movie is not new. If you are looking for one that has lots of special effects this one isn't for you but it is a wholesome little story about a robot with feelings. We bought it for our grandchildren but there is some questionable language in it so perhaps it's best suited for the teenagers and up. It's a love story both of human to human and human for robot. We enjoyed it and we're glad that we bought it for our collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well suited for UMD Sept. 17 2006
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:UMD for PSP
While demonstrating the latest in automated warriors, one of them (number 5), gets arbitrarily struck by lightning, hence "Short Circuit." It (he) escapes the compound and is befriended by a ditzy mobile caterer (Ally Sheedy.)

Here is how it goes:

She mistakes the robot for an alien.

He learns what it is to be alive.

Security wants it dismantled before it takes their place.

However we know "it just runs programs" (yah right)

Will Ally discover her mistake?

Will the robot escape.

Can they recover it before it blows something up?

Careful you may find yourself rooting for Johnny Five.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short Circuit, Aug. 15 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I was verrrrrrrrrrrry pleased to recieve the DVD, sealed and in Excellent condition. Happy to have one of my classic favorites which I had accidently recorder over on one of my old vhs tapes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute May 19 2004
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
While demonstrating the latest in automated warriors, one of them (number 5), gets arbitrarily struck by lightning, hence "Short Circuit." It (he) escapes the compound and is befriended by a ditzy mobile caterer (Ally Sheedy.)
Here is how it goes:
She mistakes the robot for an alien.
He learns what it is to be alive.
Security wants it dismantled before it takes their place.
However we know "it just runs programs" (yah right)
Will Ally discover her mistake?
Will the robot escape.
Can they recover it before it blows something up?
Careful you may find yourself rooting for Johnny Five.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Image should be ashamed of this edition March 26 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Not including extras is one thing but releasing this edition without the close captioning just shows contempt for the hard of hearing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars another classic July 21 2003
By jj
Format:DVD
i love any movies with steve guttenberg. he did a great job in this great movie. watch this for a great movie.
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