Important If True 9: Wetzel's Podcasts in Important If True Episodes Posted April 14, 2017 * batteries not included was also an Amblin movie so very Spielbergian. Plus it was similar to Cocoon in that it was an 80s sci-fi movie with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. I mostly remember it being a light-hearted comedy more than anything. ...whoa, and I just looked it up, it was also one of the first screenplays by Brad Bird. Short Circuit, of course, is these days also known as the movie series where Fisher Stevens is in brownface playing an Indian character. There's a good rant about it in Aziz Ansari's Netflix series.