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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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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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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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Johnny 5 gearing up at the Radio Shack and getting ready to go after Oscar and the thugs, which Oscar says "Alright! Let's party!" is a nod to the gear up scene in Arnold Schwarzenegger film Commando (1985) which Schwarzenegger's character John Matrix gears up and gets ready to do battle with Bennett, Arius and their men. In the final fight with Bennett (Vernon Wells) Matrix says to Bennett "Come on, Bennett. Let's party!". See more »

Goofs

When the airplanes are going over Johnny 5 to get rid of the thugs that are attacking him the second plane is going around the corner and Oscar is standing up; in the next shot he is still kneeling on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Ben Jarhvi: You have made many modifications upon your person, huh? You have come a long way from the Defense Department prototype.
Johnny Five: You betcha!
[parodying an electronics store's late-night TV ad]
Johnny Five: It's the all-new Johnny Five! Just look at these items! Increased memory: five hundred megabytes on-line! I come with a utility pack and dozens of gadgets for outdoor living, lots of Greenpeace stickers, and even my own Nike swoosh! And, if you act now, I'll throw in, absolutely free, my all-new, multi-frequency ...
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Make It Snow Girl (2010) See more »

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Bo Diddley
Written by Bo Diddley
Performed by Bo Diddley
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Not as good as the original, but quite up there.
27 November 1999 | by (In a galaxy far far away...) – See all my reviews

Jonny Five's back... is this a good thing? Actually, yes. The good news is that Fisher Stevens' character, Ben Jahrvi, is the star of this movie and has a lot more attention. In the first movie, he was overshadowed by Steve Guttenberg. Also, the music score is cool too. The bad news is that this movie could have been better. Jonny Five talks more like a human now but that is not necessarily a bad thing. If you've never seen Short Circuit or Short Circuit 2 then please watch you may like it. If you've seen Short Circuit and despised it, then don't watch this.


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