Short Circuit

This science fiction comedy was released in 1986 and directed by John Badham.

Starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Tim Baney as the voice of “Johny 5”

The movie grossed $40.7 million at the box office.

The movie

The movie revolves around an experimental U.S. military robot that gets struck by lightning during a demonstration by the army. It then goes sentient, and escapes the facility.

Later it is discovered by an animal care-giver in Astoria. The woman finds out who the robot belongs to and contacts them. A recovery team is then dispatched to recover the robot, and disassemble it . One of these team members (Steve Guttenberg), then realized this robot developed artificial intelligence, and the struggle starts to save and retain the robot in it’s current form. It’s a witty light hearted sci-fi action comedy well worth watching. A true tribute to the 80’s robot craze, and fitting for the time it was released.

The movie trailer