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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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Trivia

Johnny 5 making himself a Mohawk and deciding to go vigilante and go after Oscar and the crooks was written as an obvious nod to the 1976 film "Taxi Driver", which Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro) gives himself a Mohawk, when he becomes a vigilante and sets out to kill Senator Palatine and rescue Iris Steema from her pimp. See more »

Goofs

After the factory gets vandalized, Ben and Fred come back inside. Fred says "Benny, you leave me with my back to the wall here...". The audio says "back", but his mouth says "balls". See more »

Quotes

Johnny Five: Am not human, but am a life-form, have soul. But him me killed to try.
Fred: Hey wait a minute J5, what do you think you're gonna do?
Johnny Five: Pursue! Capture! Incarcerate!
Fred: Come on now man, these are serious guys! You're not in top form, and your backup battery is all used up!
Johnny Five: I'm okay-kay, just a few biddly-biddly Bugs Bunny to work out in out in! Perfectly functionality, functionality!
Fred: Oh yeah sure, listen to yourself, you can't even talk straight!
Johnny Five: Derf, a life-form's gotta do what a life-form's gotta do. ...
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Bo Diddley
Written by Bo Diddley
Performed by Bo Diddley
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Hey I love this movie and the other one too! they are my favourite and Johnny5 (Number5) or J5 is my hero, he is always kind, funny play full, childish and cute. he is just like the friend I have always wanted, PERFECT! If he was with me and my mates all the time I would die! and so would they. he has been my friend for ages! and If there is one thing I learnt whilst watching Short Circuit of Short Circuit 2 is that I will always love Johnny 5 and no matter what I will never stop loving him of forget him like I done. (I saw it when I was little and after a couple of years I saw it a gen and thank god!) So all I can say is if you love Johnny 5 as much as I do then buy this movie and the first and vote it as a 10 star. it will make J5 so happy I know because I E-mail his creator!


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