Short Circuit (1986)

Short Circuit

Is the relationship between Stephanie and Number Five cute, or weird? What is Number five’s major design flaw? And are there any likable characters in this movie? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack Short Circuit (1986) in this podcast episode.

When a military robot weapon escapes, it’s all hands on deck to track it down. But when they find it, it may not be the same robot anymore, it may be ALIVE. Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg star in John Badham’s Short Circuit (1986)!

Episode Log:

  • May 1986 trivia (2:15)
  • Summary of Short Circuit’s story/plot (2:55)
  • Movie review (6:45)
  • Examination of all the characters (8:30)
  • Does the movie have a message? (25:50)
  • Number 5’s robot capabilities (29:40)
  • Number 5 is pretty convincing on film (43:20)
  • Budget, Box Office, Critics’ reactions (57:15)
  • “Fiction or Fake?” game (1:00:45)

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Episode 065 – Short Circuit (1986) unhacked!
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