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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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Johnny 5 (voice)
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David Hemblen ...
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Bones
Tito Núñez ...
Zorro (as Tito Nuñez)
Jason Kuriloff ...
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Spooky
Lili Francks ...
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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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6 July 1988 (USA)  »

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$21,630,088
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Trivia

During the climax of the film, Johnny 5 says, "Suspect vehicle turning east on Lakeshore", before cutting to a shot of Lakeshore Boulevard in Toronto. It suggests the film's producers considered this film set in Toronto. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is talking Spanish to Sandy, he says "Tu mama hace el amor con mi perro" to which she translates that to "your mother sleeps with my dog." Although that would be the family-friendly figurative translation the literal translation is "your mother makes love to my dog." See more »

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Ben Jarhvi: [is locked in a freezer with Fred and reading fortune cookies] "The warmth in your heart makes others ha-ha-happy".
Fred: I still like this one
[reads the one in his hand]
Fred: "Opportunity is waiting, you need but to open the door".
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Bo Diddley
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A Very Touching Movie
11 June 2002 | by 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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