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Short Circuit 2 (1988)

PG | | 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 overview, first billed only:
Tim Blaney ...
Johnny 5 (voice)
Sandy Banatoni
Oscar Baldwin
Dee McCafferty ...
David Hemblen ...
Manic Mike
Tito Núñez ...
Zorro (as Tito Nuñez)
Jason Kuriloff ...
Lil Man
Lili Francks ...
Officer Mendez
Officer O'Malley
Priest (as Gerry Parkes)


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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Some say he's nuts. Some say he's bolts. But can Number Five make it in the big, bad city? Keep your wires crossed. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

6 July 1988 (USA)  »

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$21,630,088 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The alarm system seen on the wall outside of the Radio Shack was purchase from SSI 2000, a security equipment wholesaler. See more »


When Number 5 is holding Oscar from the tree and one of the thugs smashes him with the crowbar from behind, we see the robot's head flop forward as he drops from the tree like it had been cut off. When we see him next, the head is still attached. See more »


Johnny Five: [assembling Mini-#5] It's me! Isn't that SPECIAL?
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Followed by Hot Cars, Cold Facts (1991) See more »


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Johnny 5 alive?You'd better believe it!

An entertaining film,equal in standard to the first offering involving the loveable robot Johnny 5.We see him travelling to the big city where he meets up with his creator Ben.Johnny turns into a more streetwise robot throughout the film culminating in a thrilling and tearjerking climax.Also the use of telephone dialing tones to reveal Johnny's location was a surprisingly clever touch.Fun for all the family.No dissasemble Jonny 5 never!

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