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Fisher Stevens reflects on his controversial role in 'Short Circuit'

As one of the first movies to feature a talking robot as its main character, "Short Circuit" looked positively futuristic when it premiered in theaters on May 9, 1986. But there's at least one element of the hit sci-fi comedy that keeps it firmly stuck in the past: Fisher Stevens's performance as Indian engineer, Ben Jabituya — a heavily stereotyped role he later reprised in the less-successful 1988 sequel.

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