Short Circuit 37 years old

Something wonderful has happened... No. 5 is alive!

Short Circuit

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.


Short Circuit Cast

Name Character
Steve Guttenberg He was 27, now 65 years old as Newton Crosby
G. W. Bailey He was 41, now 79 years old as Skroeder
Brian McNamara He was 25, now 63 years old as Frank
Austin Pendleton He was 46, now 83 years old as Howard Marner
Ally Sheedy She was 23, now 61 years old as Stephanie Speck
Fisher Stevens He was 22, now 60 years old as Ben Jabituya
Jack Thompson He was 45, now 83 years old as Party Guest
Billy Ray Sharkey as Zack
Penny Santon She was 69, 82 years old when she died as Mrs. Cepeda
Vernon Weddle as General Washburne
John Garber as Otis
Marvin J. McIntyre He was 38, now 75 years old as Duke
Robert Krantz as Reporter
Tim Blaney He was 27, now 64 years old as Number 5
Barbara Tarbuck She was 44, 74 years old when she died as Senator Mills

Short Circuit Crew

Name Department
Jane Feinberg as Casting. Production
Mike Fenton as Casting. Production
Dianne Wager as Production Design. Art
Dianne Wager as Art Direction. Art
Garrett Lewis as Set Decoration. He was 51 (77) years old when He died Art
Frank Morriss as Editor. He was 58 (85) years old when He died Editing
Gary Foster as Associate Producer. Production
Dennis E. Jones as Co-Producer. Production
Nick McLean as Director of Photography. He was 44 (now 82) years old Camera
Brent Maddock as Writer. He was 36 (now 73) years old Writing
S. S. Wilson as Scenario Writer. He was 38 (now 75) years old Writing
Gregg Champion as Producer. He was 29 (now 67) years old Production
John W. Hyde as Executive Producer. He was 45 (now 82) years old Production
Wayne Fitzgerald as Title Designer. He was 56 (89) years old when He died Art
Judy Taylor as Casting. Production
David Shire as Original Music Composer. He was 48 (now 86) years old Sound
Lawrence Turman as Producer. He was 59 (now 97) years old Production
David Foster as Producer. He was 36 (70) years old when He died Production
John Badham as Director. He was 46 (now 84) years old Directing
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Short Circuit (37 years)

Something wonderful has happened... No. 5 is alive!

  • Release day: Friday, May 09, 1986
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Budget: 10000000.00
  • Revenue: 40697761.00