A military organization that builds weapons known as Nova creates five robots. One of the robots, Number Five, is hit by lightning and as a result is able to become “alive”. He escapes from Nova and befriends a woman named Stephanie and begins to gain a lot of “input” and learns a lot. Nova plans on capturing him, but Number Five realizes that he must not get captured in order to remain alive. John Badham, who entertained us so well with “War Games”, yet disappointed us with movies such as “Bird on a Wire” and “Blue Thunder”, brings to the screen this time a film which plays like a collage of many previous and better shows, “E.T.” being the most obvious.