E.T. goes mechanical is essentially what this inane comedy from director John Badham (WARGAMES, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER) is all about. Newton Crosby (Steve Guttenberg) is a robotics technician for a government contractor. At a special outdoor demonstration, the company's most sophisticated
robots are put on display for army officials. An approaching thunderstorm ends the day's activities, but as it turns out, things are just beginning. A bolt of lightning brings one of the five robots to life, and "Number 5" goes off to discover the surrounding world. Newton's boss (G.W. Bailey)
wants to destroy Number 5, but Newton, along with his assistant (Fisher Stevens), begins h...