SHORT CIRCUIT. John Badham, dir. USA: Tri-Star Pictures, 1986.
E.T. as robot. See for the hardware: credits indicate that much of the robotic material is really done with (presumably industrial variety) robots. Real robots were used even more in the sequel, SHORT CIRCUIT 2 (q.v.).
Note in SHORT CIRCUIT the line "Number Five is alive" and in the sequel the attempted murder of the robot.