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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
Wayne Best ...
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 <>

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6 July 1988 (USA)  »

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$21,630,088 (USA)

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The exterior of the warehouse that Ben and Johnny 5 are working out of was filmed on Sorauren Avenue in Toronto. See more »


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 »


Johnny Five: [Peering into the bank vault] Hello, Lucy, I'm home!
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Best Movie Ever Made?
19 December 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Short circuit 2 not only has 2 of my favourite actors, Fisher Stevens (whom you may remember from the unconventional yet brilliant "Super Mario Bros.") and Michael McKean (The man who needs a mere two-word introduction: Quality Footware). As a team they are tremendous, and combined with the directorial power that Kenneth Johnson wields, together with the charismatic Johnny 5, Tim Blaney, this movie is unstoppable. On a technical level this movie is definitive and as simple as the plot idea may be it is charming and powerful. This is a modern-day masterpiece, and a unique twist on the classic Frankenstein theme. If I could I would give this movie more than ten. FIVE more than ten!

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