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Still shot from the movie: Short Circuit.

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. »

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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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Number Five says that “Life is not a malfunction.” What does that mean to you?

After a night of TV watching, Stephanie takes Number Five outside to experience the real world. Discuss how your family can use TV or movies and real life experiences to complement one another.

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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