Short Circuit (Tri-Star Pictures, 1986)

This science fiction comedy was directed by John Badham and written by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock.

A military robot is struck by lightning and gains the abilities to think and feel. He names himself “Johnny Five” (voiced by Tim Blaney), escapes and heads out to explore the world. The film also stars Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton and G.W. Bailey.

The total box office revenue was almost $40.7 million. A sequel was released in 1988.