This film was originally conceived as a dark high-tech thriller. Number 5 was originally intended to be the villain of the picture: a heavily-armed military robot that had escaped from the lab that had developed him. After several script revisions, the darker elements were toned down and the film became a high-tech comedy.
The robots are very similar to the large fighting machines in the future battle scenes in "The Terminator
", which is maybe not suprising as Number 5 was designed by acclaimed futurist/concept artist Syd Mead, who also worked on "Alien" and "Blade Runner
It took 5 weeks to make each robot used; 20 robots were used in all.
Contributed by: Michael J.Walters
adopted a dark tan and an accent to play his character who was of Indian descent! Fisher is the only original character from the original to return for the sequel. In the late 90's he rose back to fame (and is more recognizable!) as Chuck Fishman on the CBS drama "Early Edition".
Previous drafts had Stephanie Speck as an enviromentalist type and was an even bigger animal lover compared to the final cut.
When movies are made, scenes are often
left on the cutting room floor.
In the end credits there are several scenes that were cut from the movie but flashed back to in a montage, including a junkyard scene where number 5 is holding on for dear life trying not to be disassembled, and another scene where number 5 appears to be communicating with another, very EVA (WALL-E) looking robot!!
Sometimes, there will be several versions
of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may
release a special cut of the movie.