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Basic facts

Original title Short Circuit
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 7
Swedish release 1987-02-20



Original title
Swedish release title


Director of Photography
Art Director
Film Editor


Ally Sheedy Stephanie
Steve Guttenberg Crosby
Fisher Stevens Ben
Austin Pendleton Marner
G.W. Bailey Skroeder
Brian McNamara Frank
Tim Blaney Nr 5s röst
Marvin McIntyre Duke
John Garber Otis
Penny Stanton Mrs Cepeda
Vernon Weddle general Washburne
Barbara Tarbuck senator Mills
Tom Lawrence Marners adjutant
Fred Slyter Norman
Billy Ray Sharkey Zack
Jan Speck journalister
Marguerite Happy barflickan
Howard Krick farmaren
Marjorie Card Hughes hans hustru
Herb Smith grindvakten
Jack Thompson
William Striglos
Mary Reckley
Lisa McLean
Eleanor C Heutschy partygäster


Production company TriStar Pictures
Turman-Foster Company
Producers Sales Organization
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Sandrew Film & Teater AB 1987 (Distributionsrätt t.o.m. 1991)

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 126477
Date 1986-11-12
Classification Allowed from age 7
Original length 2691 meters
Censored length 2594 meters
Notes Akt 1a: explosioner av stridsfordon med soldater utgår (4 m), 1b: explosioner av stridsfordon med soldater utgår (6 m), 1c: bilder av brinnande dockor utgår (5 m); Akt 2: slagsmål man-kvinna utgår (10 m); Akt 3: explosioner och skottlossning kortas (11 m); Akt 4a: pistolhot i garage utgår (37 m), Akt 4b: slagsmål med man-kvinna utgår (8 m); Akt 5: skottlossning på bar utgår (6 m); Akt 6a: skottlossning mot robot kortas (2 m), Akt 6b: skottlossning från helikopter kortas (7 m). Aktlängder före censurens klipp: 479-544-435-389-473-371 = 2 691 m. Aktlängder efter censurens klipp: 465-534-424-343-467-361 = 2 594 m.

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 2.35:1 (Panavision)
Sound type Sound
Sound system Dolby Stereo
Colour type Colour
Colour system Technicolor
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2594 meter
Length in minutes 95 min
Reels 6 rullar

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1987-02-20 Filmstaden 2 Stockholm Sweden 95 min
1987-02-20 Victoria Stockholm Sweden 95 min
TV showing 1997-09-13 SVT2 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Holdings Film

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Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2694

Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm

Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100

Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Language Swedish

Holdings Stills

Black and white print 9
Album No

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