Short Circuit

Trivia: 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. (01:02:20)

Padzter

Trivia: When NOVA catches up with Johnny and the army-men are firing on him, listen to the noise that is made when Johnny fires his laser. It's EXACTLY the same noise as used in Ghostbusters when they fire up their proton packs. Were Ghostbusters' packs made by NOVA?

Dave Woollin

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.

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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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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