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Short Circuit

When a summer storm accidentally jolts an experimental fighting machine to life, the military launches a full-scale search for the little robot known as prototype Number Five. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 08 May 1986
Video Release: 22 Mar 2004
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Short Circuit Rated PG?

Overall: B-
While this film is sometimes funny and Number Five has a definite charm, the sexual references and gun wielding chase sequences may be disturbing for young viewers.

Violence: C+
Name calling, punching, tackling, and swinging of bat between a man and woman. Man and military personnel carry guns. Guns fired, including during military action, chase scenes, and missile explosion.

Sexual Content: B-
Sexual innuendo and rude banter. Woman in tub, no nudity or cleavage shown.

Language: B-
Mild and Moderate profanities including terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
Robots shown mixing alcoholic drinks for press release, one reference to concealing “grass.” Social drinking in bar setting.

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