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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 »


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Release Date:

6 July 1988 (USA)  »

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$21,630,088 (USA)

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While it is usually accepted the city in the movie is New York, Oscar gives Number 5 a tourism guide with St. Louis on the cover. (It was actually filmed in Canada.) See more »


This movie is set in an American city, but when Ben is selling his toys at the beginning you can see a sign for an entrance to the Toronto Subway or TTC. See more »


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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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