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Short Circuit

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6.7/10
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Rated: 7+ (PG)19861h 38mOn: Free Services Tags: Military Robot War Country: America

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.Short Circuit featuring Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg is free on Sony Crackle, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 4 others. It's a comedy and family movie with an average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 58% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (53,459 votes).

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Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle).

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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#2,952 Ranked Movie

#60 Ranked in Robot Movies

#137 Ranked in Technology Movies

#340 Ranked in Family Movies

Short Circuit has an average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 58% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (53,459 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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