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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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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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$21,630,088 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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In 2013, a remake of the original film was announced as being in development. Fisher Stevens stated his interest in returning to the franchise. The proposed remake was said to be darker in tone than the original movies. See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Fred are sending Sandy the tones for a rescue, we see and hear Ben play the "Help me Rhonda" song 3 times. When Sandy plays the tape back, we only hear that song twice and at a much faster pace. See more »

Quotes

[Johnny Five is prompting Ben on his date with Sandy]
Ben Jarhvi: [reading sign] "Tu mama hace el amor con mi perro."
Sandy Banatoni: Wait. I know a little Spanish.
Johnny Five: [waving his arms] Oh, no no no. No no!
Sandy Banatoni: My mother... sleeps... with your dog?
Johnny Five: [covering his eyes] Oh, no!
Ben Jarhvi: Uh, well, that's an expression in-in my country, where, uh, sometimes we are speaking... Spanish. It does not mean that your mother is sleeping with my dog. Oh, no no. It means that, uh, the people that she is sleeping with, they are, they are like dogs!
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Bye Bye Love
Written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
Performed by The Everly Brothers
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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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