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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Blaney ...
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
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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The adventures of America's most electric leading man continue. 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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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

Fred: I'm SORRY I tried to sell your god damned robot. Okay? It was a dirty trick. I'm a jerk. I'm a sleaze-ball.
Ben Jarhvi: You are getting warmer.
Fred: It's just that when you OWE as much money as I do, it kind of puts you under pressure. You know?
Ben Jarhvi: And who would be foolish enough to loan money to you?
Fred: [groans] Don't rub it in. I had to go to a shark.
Ben Jarhvi: Oh, dearie! Now you're expecting me to believe that you borrowed money from a fish!
Fred: No, no. A Loan Shark. It's somebody, if you don't pay them back right away, they ...
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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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