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Short Circuit 2 (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 6 July 1988 (USA)
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:
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Johnny 5 (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
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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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$21,630,088 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All the things said in Pig Latin are: "act scared" (said twice), "get behind him" (said twice), "keep him busy", and "screw you bozo". See more »

Goofs

A major sub-plot involves Ben studying to become a US citizen, despite the fact he previously worked at a top-secret US weapons laboratory, an extremely unlikely job for a non-citizen. Also in the first movie he tells Newton he is originally from Bakersfield (California) and that his family is originally from Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). See more »

Quotes

Reporter: Mr. Five, Mr. Five, how do you feel?
Johnny Five: How do I feel? I feel... ALIVE!
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Tutti Frutti
Written by Little Richard and Dorothy La Bostrie
Performed by Little Richard
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A Very Touching Movie
11 June 2002 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a very touching movie. Johnny 5 is a very sympathetic character with real human-like qualities. I enjoyed the romantic angle and I could identify with all the characters. I bought this video for my Mother and she loved it. Overall, I think this is a very underrated movie and I think this is an instance where the sequel is better than the original. Remember, it's a fantasy - it's good escapism.


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