Plot: Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory. With the help of a young woman, Number 5 tries to evade capture and convince his creator that he has truly become alive.

Rating: PG

Directed By: John Badham

Written By: S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock

Production: David Foster Productions, TriStar Pictures

In Theaters: May 09, 1986

Box Office: $40,697,761 (USA)

Runtime: 1 hr. 38 mins.


Stephanie Speck – Ally Sheedy
Newton Crosby – Steve Guttenberg
Ben Jabituya – Fisher Stevens
Howard Marner – Austin Pendleton
Skroeder – G.W. Bailey
Frank – Brian McNamara
Number 5 (voice) – Tim Blaney

Duke – Marvin J. McIntyre
Otis – John Garber
Mrs. Cepeda – Penny Santon
General Washburne – Vernon Weddle
Senator Mills – Barbara Tarbuck
Howard Marner’s Aide – Tom Lawrence
Norman – Fred Slyter
Zack – Billy Ray Sharkey