Short Circuit

Continuity mistake: When Johnny 5 nearly drives the snack wagon over the edge to where it is hanging, it appears to have miraculously moved right back from the edge, making it look like he never went nearly over in the first place.

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Continuity mistake: When Number 5 gets out of the truck it is no longer hanging over the edge of the cliff. It has moved inland by several feet.



Continuity mistake: Number 5 picks up mud and throws it at number 1's face. But from there on, Number 5's hands have no mud on them. We never see Number 5 clean his hands, so were did the mud go?

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Continuity mistake: The amount of mud on number 1's face changes to nearly nothing to loads.

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Continuity mistake: Just after Stephanie's truck stops on the cliff edge, she gets out and goes to talk to Ben and Newton who were following her in their Nova truck. She goes around the back to talk to Ben, and sees him taking Number 1 out. In the first shot of here her arms are by her sides, but when the view cuts to a different angle, she has her right hang on the side of the van door.



Continuity mistake: Johnny flicks around the radio stations and tunes into 94.1 and there is some music - he tries another station and then comes back to 94.1 and it is already into the first chorus of the "Who's Johnny?" song.



Continuity mistake: When Johnny gets scared of Stephanie's dog, he moves backwards and falls off the porch onto the ground below. His actual framework stays in the same position, but the tracks he uses to move around are strangely upside down. The tracks are made up of long black rectangles with curved edges on the top, but when we see Johnny lying down, the shaved corners are at the bottom.



Continuity mistake: When Ben unloads Number 1 from the truck, it is almost fully erect, yet in the next shot, it is in a crouched position.



Continuity mistake: When Ben enters the lab to call Newton for the press-presentation, the red digital clock shows 11:33:55. In the next shot from another angle of Ben, the clock shows 11:10:xx. and the very next moment it has jumped to 11:27:xx.



Continuity mistake: In one of the first scenes where the robots are being tested on the fake tanks and trucks, you see the robots' lasers being raised from the front. The front of the lasers come up into firing position as opposed to lowering into position. This is not possible considering the lasers are mounted on their backs and the front of the lasers lower into firing position in the rest of the movie.


Continuity mistake: The fence that Johnny falls against starts to break before he even touches it.



Continuity mistake: The scene where Johnny falls off the bridge, opens his parachute and lands in Stephanie's truck is obviously fake. Johnny doesn't move, yet all the backgrounds do - the scene was obviously filmed infront of a blue screen.


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Continuity mistake: Just before we see Johnny fall off the bridge we see a shot of him speeding past some roadblocks. Look at the size of Johnny compared to the roadblocks. They are practically bigger then him. This was obviously a small replica robot filmed with the camera on the ground, to give off the impression it was the real thing.



Continuity mistake: When Johnny is exploring Stephanie's house we see 3 shelves in the background and on the middle shelf is a grey cat. In the next shot there is a black and white cat in its place.



Continuity mistake: As Johnny runs from the Nova helicopter his chest plate falls down, in the next scene, it's back up again.



Continuity mistake: When Johnny 5 is being pushed out of the building by the motorised bin, his mouth guard is off. But later when he is in the truck it is back on, only to come off again after he falls off the truck.



Continuity mistake: The robot hand in Newton's lab is supposed to be playing the keyboard, but most of the time its fingers aren't even touching the keys at all.



Continuity mistake: When Stephanie and Mrs. Sapeeto are talking after Frank leaves, we can see Stephanie's truck in the background with no Johnny 5 on top of it.



Continuity mistake: During Frank's second visit to Stephanie's home the stack of pancakes J5 is holding decreases from a load to a few over several shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when the "Red Army" approaches, the tank has his barrel locked in a transportation brace. As soon as the tank fires back, the brace is gone.

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When Newton is playing with the robot arm and the piano you can clearly see wires attached to the top of it controlled by the puppeteers.



The main characters in this film are Johnny and Stephanie, and the film is directed by John Badham. In one scene, Johnny watches Saturday Night Fever on TV. The scene he watches, (and imitates with Stephanie), involves two characters also called John and Stephanie. Saturday Night Fever was also directed by John Badham.