PG certificateShort Circuit is a Film programme that first aired in 1986 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Short Circuit is a 3 star programme

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Short Circuit (1986)

Directed by
John Badham

Family comedy-drama directed by John Badham starring Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy. When prototype military robot Number Five is struck by a bolt of lightning, it gains the power of independent thought and flees from the testing laboratory. Number Five's inventor, the bumbling scientist Newton Crosby, sets out to recapture the robot before it causes mayhem and his manufacturing deal is lost. Meanwhile, the electronic fugitive fortuitously finds itself on the doorstep of animal lover and self-proclaimed protector of endangered species Stephanie Speck, who is more than happy for it to find sanctuary in her home. But can Number Five convince everyone that it is really and truly alive before being captured by the army and reprogrammed? Edited for content.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1986

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Short Circuit next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 August 1st, 12:35pm and on Film4 Plus 1 August 1st, 1:35pm. See more...


Ally Sheedy...Stephanie Speck
Image for Steve GuttenbergSteve Guttenberg...Newton Crosby
Fisher Stevens...Ben Jabituya
Austin Pendleton...Howard Marner
G.W. Bailey...Skroeder
Brian McNamara...Frank
Tim Blaney...Number 5