Short Circuit
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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. (00:20:45)

Padzter

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Continuity mistake: When Stephanie runs to the shelf to pick the second volume of the encyclopedia the amount of cats increases/decreases randomly between shots. Also, the amount of books and their position changes.

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Other mistake: During the shot where Newton and Stephanie first argue ("did you say the the robot drove the truck?") in the background Number 1 is missing its treads, leaving the idler wheels and internal chassis of the robot's tread mechanism exposed. (00:45:05)

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. (00:46:45)

Padzter

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Trivia: When the reporters arrive at Stephanie's house, there is a news cameraman behind them. The cameraman is the film's director, John Badham.

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Question: I thought the movie was supposed to take place in Oregon? In several scenes, specifically when NOVA shows up to collect number 5 the first time, multiple vehicles can be seen with Washington state license plates. Also, you can see a ferry in the background in what appears to be the Puget Sound. (00:43:50 - 00:49:20)

Answer: Astoria, Oregon is literally just across from Washington state on the Columbia River. The Highway 101 bridge connects the two states there, and it takes mere minutes to cross. Many Washington cars would regularly be seen in Astoria, not just as tourists, but also for shopping and even working there. Unlike Washington, Oregon does not have a sales tax, so it is cheaper for Washingtonians to shop there. A Puget Sound ferry would be completely out-of-place here. There are several vintage paddlewheel river boats belonging to a river cruise company based in Astoria. They are a similar size and shape to a Puget Sound ferry, and that may be what you saw.

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Answer: Johnny 5 finds himself in Astoria, Oregon after escaping. However, NOVA Laboratories is located in Washington State. I'm not sure about Puget Sound though since filming in Washington took place in Stevenson, where NOVA is supposed to be located.

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