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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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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 »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A 3rd "Short Circuit" was never made. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fred: [Trying to repair Johnny before his battery fails] I'm no good at this!
Johnny Five: You have fifteen minutes to get good.
Fred: Fifteen minutes?
Johnny Five: Plenty of time... time... in a sort of runic rhyme...
Fred: [Waving his hand in front of Johnny's face] All right! Don't lose it!
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Holding Out For A Hero
Written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Bonnie Tyler
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Call me sunshiner!!!
21 August 2006 | by (the dragons lair) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when i was in short pants and comfortable shoes with a singular pink sock eating from my Texas chili bowl and it is still as vivid in my memory now as it was back then! Looking back on it now I realise that Benjamen was obviously a god amongst mere mortals and johnny or john as i call him was a Christ type character, Oscar, the devil incarnate.

The scene when Oscar and his boys take an axe to poor johnny's metallic but yet life like face is far worse than anything you see in Saw, Hostel or the Passion of the Christ or any of those films. It truly is one of the most graphic and upsetting scenes in cinematic history, but johnny has none of that, with the inspirational Holding Out for a Hero in the background Johnny Five indeed is alive Better than the first one because this doesn't have Guttenberg in it...


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