Short Circuit Movie Trivia

Short Circuit Trivia

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Steve Guttenberg plays No 5 designer Newton Crosby

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Film facts for the 1986 Sci-Fi movie starring Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens More Cast

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At the beginning of the movie, you see a close-up of flowers on a green field and then the tanks roll over them. This resembles James Cameron's style (see also "The Terminator" (1984).
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The actor Fisher Stevens was actually born Steven Fisher. He was the only (human) actor to reprise his role in "Short Circuit 2", and today is better known for playing Chuck Fishman in the 90's CBS drama "Early Edition".
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Stephanie and Number 5 dance to a scene from Saturday Night Fever (1977) which was also directed by John Badham.
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The actress that plays Stepanie is none other than Ally Sheedy, who played in a few more 80's greats such as 'The Breakfast Club', 'St. Elmo's Fire', and another John Badham classic, "WarGames".
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According to Wikipedia, Pixar writer-director Andrew Stanton claims he saw "Short-Circuit" once, and may have been 'subconsciously influenced' by Number 5 to create a certain character. Come on, Andy! With the tank treads, the wild arms, and those faceless eyes which hold such depth and emotion, Number 5 was obviously the biggest influence on the appearance of "WALL*E"!
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This is one in a series of films with G.W. Bailey typecast as a egotistical cop/security guard/military officer ("Police Academy 1, 4,5,6,7, Mannequin, etc.) Prior to his movie career, Bailey was well-known as the redneck motor pooler Sergeant Luther Rizzo on the sitcom M*A*S*H.
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When #5 steals the Nova van, he is humming the Marine Corps Hymn just before he finds the tracking beacon.
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Stephanie's boyfriend, actor Brian McNamara appeared in several commercials in 2004/2005 for Dell Computers as an IT Guru.
Thanks to Ray Daley
When number 5 steals Stephanie's truck, some of the route he follows is part of the some route taken by The Goonies on their BMX's when they try to start following the treasure map.
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The same robot used in Short Circuit was later used in the movie 'Deadly Friend' starring Kristy Swanson.

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There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Short Circuit".
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