Johnny 5 from Short Circuit

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I believe the movie "Short Circuit" was Trimark's answer to E.T.  Automation and robotic science had reached a level such that machines could be given adorable qualities.  I think this film was also a test for the special effects team to see how far they could push the audience into caring for a cold machine.  Johnny Five is anything but cold.  I would say they pulled it off quite nicely.

Johnny 5 was number five in a series of robots created by a military contractor.  These robots were intended to be the ultimate killing machines.  A freak lightning strike sparked life into Johnny number 5.  He escapes and you can guess the rest!


Johnny 5 Fansite
Internet Movie Database: Short Circuit
John Rigg's Johnny 5 Reproduction