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Short Circuit is a 1986 comedy science fiction film starring Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg and directed by John Badham. Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, and G. W. Bailey co-star, with Tim Blaney providing the voice of robot "Number 5."

The story revolves around a sentient robot labeled "SAINT Number 5." The acronym SAINT stands for "Strategic Artificially Intelligent Nuclear Transport." The robot later takes the name "Johnny 5".

A sequel, Short Circuit 2, was released in 1988.

Johnny 5 aka "Number 5" appears in "My Morning Straitjacket" at the My Morning Jacket concert. He is also one of the robots trying to pass as kids in "The Witches of Langley".

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