Struck by lightning, a powerful battle robot achieves consciousness and escapes from its creator. Pursued by the military, Number 5, as it is called, is befriended by a sweet-natured animal-loving numbskull (Ally Sheedy), the robot's reclusive inventor (Steve Guttenberg), and an offensive East Indian stereotype (Fisher Stevens).
This is a very bad movie. Unlike so many other reviewers on this page, I found it to be dull and mechanical, a by-the-numbers production with a clunky and unappealing robot at its center, filled with stock characters that do and say exactly what you think they will because you've seen it all a million times before. Boo. I was shocked that the screenwriters, Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson, are the same people who would go on to write the B-movie classic, "Tremors." They obviously improved over time.