Short Circuit


1h 38m 1986

Brief Synopsis

A computer expert has manufactured war programmed robots for the government. But when Robot #5 is accidentally struck by lightning, he comes to life. Escaping, he is taken in by a kind woman to see that nothing happens to her new friend.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Family
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Robert Wayne Harris
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; North Bonneville, Washington, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Portland, Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

A computer expert has manufactured war programmed robots for the government. But when Robot #5 is accidentally struck by lightning, he comes to life. Escaping, he is taken in by a kind woman to see that nothing happens to her new friend.

Crew

Peter Albiez

Special Effects

Eric Allard

Mechanical Special Effects

Eric Allard

Special Effects Supervisor

Tony Allard

Other

Andrea Alvarez

Assistant

Wayne Artman

Sound

John Badham

Other

Cate Bangs

Set Designer

Pete Barnett

Caterer

Philip D Bartko

Art Department

Christine Baur

Stunts

Tom Beckert

Sound

Gary Bierend

Property Master

Gregg H Bilson

Property Master

Tim Blaney

Stunts

Bradley J Bovee

Stunts

Steve Bridge

Camera Operator

Milton C Burrow

Sound Editor

Richard Burrow

Sound Editor

Scott Burrow

Sound Editor

Willie Burton

Sound

Colin Campbell

Gaffer

Max Carl

Song

Max Carl

Song Performer

Chris Casady

Special Effects

Bruce Catian

Special Effects

Gregg Champion

Production Supervisor

Gregg Champion

Producer

Michael Chavez

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard Chronister

Other

Stan Cockerell

Props Assistant

Richmond G Cogswell

Video Assist/Playback

Dick Colean

Camera Operator

John J Connor

Director Of Photography

Danny Costa

Stunts

Tom Dahl

Sound

Mark Damon

Executive Producer

Tom Davies

Assistant Director

Vincent Deadrick

Stunts

El Debarge

Song Performer

Barry Delaney

Costumes

Bryan Denegal

Assistant Director

John Desjardin

Video

Judi Dolan

Projectionist

Dennis Dorney

Special Effects

Bob Drake

Stunts

Michael Dunn

Property Master

Chuck Eberling

Craft Service

Mike Edmonson

Special Effects

Joe Fama

Foreman

David Fay

Key Grip

Jane Feinberg

Casting

Mike Fenton

Casting

Michael Ferriter

Special Effects

Michael L. Fink

Consultant

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Steven C Fog

Other

Scott Forbes

Special Effects

David Foster

Producer

Gary Foster

Associate Producer

Gerald Gadette

Other

Jan Garner

Production Accountant

Chuck Gaspar

Special Effects Coordinator

James W Gavin

Stunts

Jonathan Geiduschek

Other

Rocco Gioffre

Special Effects

Veronica Gonzales-rubio

Dga Trainee

Andy Greenberg

Apprentice

Ron Gress

Other

Damion Grill

Hair

Dennis Grisco

Animal Trainer

Bill Grisoc

Animal Trainer

Rhonda Gunner

Video

Robert Green Hall

Special Effects

Clifford Happy

Stunts

Marguerite Happy

Stunts

Robert Wayne Harris

Cable Operator

Philip Harrison

Production Designer

Philip Harrison

Consultant

Don Hartley

Dolly Grip

Chuck Hauer

Transportation Captain

Eddie Hice

Stunts

Cliff Hill

Transportation Coordinator

Mara Hill

Transportation

Richard Hill

Props

Mary Cay Hollander

Production Coordinator

Richard Hollander

Video

D Michael Horton

Sound Editor

Craig Hundley

Production

Philip C Hurst

Other

John W. Hyde

Executive Producer

Dream Quest Images

Special Effects

Mark Indig

Location Manager

Loren Janes

Stunts

Jeff Jarvis

Special Effects Foreman

Bob Jason

Special Effects

Bob Jason

Rigging Gaffer

Robert Jauregui

Stunts

Tony Jefferson

Stunts

Will Jennings

Song

Sasha Jenson

Stunts

Carl J Johnson

Stunts

Jack Johnson

Production

Dennis E Jones

Coproducer

Jeff Jones

Assistant Editor

David Katz

Video

Larry Keys

Other

Larry Keys

Special Effects

Jerry King

Best Boy Grip

Terry King

Other

Martin A Kline

Production

Vicki Lamay

Assistant Director

Dick Lasely

Production

Doris Layne

Other

Marcy Levy

Song Performer

Garrett Lewis

Set Designer

Marvin E. Lewis

Boom Operator

George Llerena

Assistant Camera Operator

John London

Grip

Tom Lucas

Makeup Supervisor

Brent Maddock

Screenplay

Calvin Maehl

Gaffer

William L Manger

Sound Editor

Thomas May

Dolly Grip

Bruce V. Mcbroom

Photography

Nick Mclean

Director Of Photography

Gregory L Mcmurry

Video

Syd Mead

Consultant

Syd Mead

Mechanical Special Effects

David L Merrill

Dolly Grip

Thomas Mertz

Special Effects

Frank Morriss

Editor

Michael A. Muscarella

Construction Coordinator

Jim Nichols

Other

Walter J Nichols

Special Effects

Walter J Nichols

Other

Charles Nippell

Electrician

Kenneth Nishino

Assistant Camera Operator

Mark T. Noel

Other

Eugene Nollmann

Set Decorator

Michael O'shea

Camera Operator

Arne Olsen

Production Assistant

Lee Orlikoff

Swing Gang

Richard L Oswald

Sound Editor

H. Bud Otto

Script Supervisor

Tom Pahk

Visual Effects

Steve Perry

Unit Production Manager

Steve Perry

Stunts

Teri Persons-abastado

Accounting Assistant

Dennis K Petersen

Special Effects

Matt Plonys

Production Assistant

Jay Price

Video

Donald Puck

Special Effects

Dallas Puett

Assistant Editor

Robert Ramage

Craft Service

Bill Roe

Assistant Camera Operator

Chris Ross

Other

Paul Russell

Special Effects

Bill Rustic

Grip

Paul Sabrien

Special Effects

Nina Salerno

Special Effects

Bob Samuels

Assistant Camera Operator

Ely Schless

Props

David Schwartz

Other

Ben R Scott

Stunts

John-clay Scott

Stunts

Walter Scott

Stunt Coordinator

Gordon Seitz

Props

Frank Serafine

Sound Designer

Frank Serafine

Sound Effects

Keith Shartle

Special Effects

Terry Sheffield

Other

David Shire

Song

David Shire

Music

Jeri Simon

Assistant

Dana Slater

Associate Producer

Michael Sorenson

Mechanical Special Effects

Tom Southwell

Production

Joseph Staton

Camera Operator

Lauri Steube

Accounting Assistant

Bob Stoker

Special Effects

Steve Suits

Special Effects

Linda Taftendler

Assistant

Judy Taylor

Casting

R L Tolbert

Stunts

Rico Topazio

Stunts

Lawrence Turman

Producer

David Tweet

Production Assistant

Tony Urbano

Stunts

Michael Van Woert

Electrician

Dorothy Vitale

Other

Bettina Sofia Viviano

Assistant

Mary Vogt

Costumes

Dianne Wager

Art Director

Dan Wallin

Sound

John C Wash

Video

Ted White

Stunts

Karl Wickman

Helicopter Pilot

Steve Wilson

Screenplay

Dave Wishnick

Special Effects

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Family
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Robert Wayne Harris
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; North Bonneville, Washington, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Portland, Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 9, 1986

Remake of "Short Circuit" (USA/1986) directed by John Badham and starring Steve Guttenberg.

Steve Carr previously attached to direct.

Released in USA on video.

Released in United States Spring May 9, 1986

Began shooting September 13, 1987.

Began shooting September 6, 1985.

Completed shooting December 10, 1987.

Film extracts "Woman Haters" (1934) "The Three Stooges".