Short Circuit parents guide

Short Circuit

Overall B-

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.

Release date May 8, 1986

Violence C+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B-
Substance Use B-

Why is Short Circuit rated PG? The MPAA rated Short Circuit PG

Run Time: 98 minutes

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Short Circuit
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Short Circuit rated PG? Short Circuit is rated PG by the MPAA

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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Short Circuit
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Short Circuit"

Cast and Crew

Short Circuit is directed by John Badham and stars Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Short Circuit movie is March 22, 2004. Here are some details…

Short Circuit releases on Blu-Ray in a combo pack (Short Circuit 1 and 2) on February 14, 2012.

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