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Short Circuit 2 (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  6 July 1988 (USA)
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Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Blaney ...
Johnny Five (voice)
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Sandy Banatoni
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Oscar Baldwin
Dee McCafferty ...
Saunders
David Hemblen ...
Jones
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Manic Mike
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Bones
Tito Núñez ...
Zorro (as Tito Nuñez)
Jason Kuriloff ...
Lil Man
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Spooky
Lili Francks ...
Officer Mendez
Wayne Best ...
Officer O'Malley
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Priest (as Gerry Parkes)
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Storyline

When Number Five is sent from Newton and Stephanie's ranch to the big city to help Ben with his electronics business, he finds that his robotic talents are wanted by city low-life who want to turn Number Five into profits. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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The adventures of America's most electric leading man continue. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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6 July 1988 (USA)  »

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$21,630,088 (USA)
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The 3rd "Short Circuit" film never happened due to the film getting mixed reviews and was a box-office disappointment. If a "Short Circuit 3" had came about, the 2nd sequel could either follow Captain Skroeder (G.W. Bailey), whom had been fired from NOVA at the end of the 1st film, for disobeying orders and destroying Johnny 5, only to learn Johnny 5 was not destroyed and is now a celebrity and an American citizen and sets out to destroy him or it would had followed Johnny 5 as he is abducted by the American government and used to fight in a war and Stephanie (Ally Sheedy) and Ben (Fisher Stevens) set out to rescue him. See more »

Goofs

When the airplanes are going over Johnny 5 to get rid of the thugs that are attacking him the second plane is going around the corner and Oscar is standing up; in the next shot he is still kneeling on the ground. See more »

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Zorro: [after seeing Johnny Five] I know what it is... it's a... it's a Mitsubishi
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Spoofs Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Respect
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Written by Otis Redding
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The first movie I ever taped from TV!
9 October 2004 | by (Cardiff, Wales) – See all my reviews

I have just finished re-watching this pillar of my youth, and was reminded of what a family classic this really is! The sequel to Short Circuit is an improvement on the first film, if only for the inclusion of the then beautiful Cynthia Gibb as Sandy Banatoni (whom I had a HUGE crush on when I first saw the film at the age of around 8). But there are hundreds more memorable moments from the film which came flooding back to me as I watched, much to the annoyance of my housemates.

Great film, maybe not in a 'Pulp Fiction/Donnie Darko' sort of way, but great in a 'Bill & Ted/Flight of the Navigator' way, that it's a testament of my youth and will be shown to my kids when I eventually have some!

p.s. anyone notice a small similarity between Cynthia Gibb in this film and young Potter star Emma Watson? Weird...


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