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Short Circuit 2 -- Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

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Director:
Writers:
Brent Maddock (writer)
S.S. Wilson (writer)
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Release Date:
6 July 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The first movie I ever taped from TV! See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Tim Blaney ... Johnny 5 (voice)

Fisher Stevens ... Ben Jahveri

Michael McKean ... Fred Ritter

Cynthia Gibb ... Sandy Banatoni

Jack Weston ... Oscar Baldwin
Dee McCafferty ... Saunders
David Hemblen ... Jones

Don Lake ... Manic Mike

Damon D'Oliveira ... Bones
Tito Núñez ... Zorro (as Tito Nuñez)
Jason Kuriloff ... Lil Man

Robert LaSardo ... Spooky
Lili Francks ... Officer Mendez

Wayne Best ... Officer O'Malley

Gerard Parkes ... Priest (as Gerry Parkes)
Adam Ludwig ... Hans de Ruyter
Rex Hagon ... Dartmoor
Rummy Bishop ... News Vendor
Richard Comar ... Mr. Slater

Tony De Santis ... Russian Taxi Driver (as Tony DeSantis)

Eric Keenleyside ... Simpsons Truck Driver
Phillip Jarrett ... Card Hustler (as Phil Jarrett)

Jeremy Ratchford ... Bill
Kurt Reis ... Mr. Arnold
Garry Robbins ... Francis

Ric Sarabia ... Toy Robot Builder

Barry Flatman ... Robotic Company C.E.O.
Jane Schoettle ... Robotic Company Executive
Carlton Watson ... Robotic Company Engineer
Eve Crawford ... Federal Judge
Craig Gardner ... Art Lover
Micki Moore ... Art Lover
Sam Moses ... Clothing Store Owner

Norwich Duff ... Paramedic

Claudette Roche ... Secretary (as Claudette Roach)

Frank Adamson ... Desk Sergeant
Chris Barker ... Bus Driver
Peter Shanne ... Entourage Leader
James Killeen ... Reporter
Patrick Greenwood ... S.W.A.T. Team Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Hale ... Screaming Cop (uncredited)

Ally Sheedy ... Stephanie Speck (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenneth Johnson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brent Maddock  writer
S.S. Wilson  writer

Produced by
Eric Allard .... associate producer
David Foster .... producer
Gary Foster .... producer
Michael MacDonald .... executive producer
Lawrence Turman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
 
Cinematography by
John McPherson 
 
Film Editing by
Conrad Buff IV 
 
Production Design by
Bill Brodie 
 
Costume Design by
Larry S. Wells 
 
Production Management
Lacia Kornylo .... production manager
Michael MacDonald .... production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grant Lucibello .... third assistant director
Michael MacDonald .... second unit director
Andrew Shea .... second assistant director
Rose Tedesco .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Allard .... propmaker
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator
Gary Zink .... robot propmaker
 
Sound Department
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer
Richard Oswald .... sound effects editor
Frank Serafine .... sound designer
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Philip Bartko .... robotics leadman
Gary D. Bierend .... special robotics technician
Mike Edmonson .... pyrotechnician
Mike Edmonson .... special effects assistant
Scott Forbes .... special effects foreman
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician
Bob Hall .... special effects technician
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects coordinator
Arthur Langevin .... special effects technician
John McLeod .... special effects technician
Mark Noel .... special effects
Mike Reedy .... special effects crew
Mike Reedy .... special effects shop foreman
 
Visual Effects by
James Balsam .... motion control camera operator
Rob Burton .... visual effects
Jeff Matakovich .... visual effects
Jody Rogers .... visual editor
 
Stunts
Réal Andrews .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunt coordinator
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Brian Christensen .... stunts
Johnny Goar .... stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Brian Kaulback .... stunts
Debbie Kirby .... stunts
Peter Langley .... stunts
Dennis Lundin .... stunt double
Dennis Lundin .... stunts (as Dennis Christensen)
Walter Masko .... precision driver
Cotton Mather .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts (as Anton Tyukodi)
Ron Van Hart .... stunts (as Ron Vanhardt)
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Chojnacki .... Steadicam operator
David Knox .... camera operator: "b" camera
Christian Murray .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Andrew S. Eisen .... assistant editor: Canada
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
 
Location Management
Beth Boigon .... location manager
Marc Dassas .... location manager
Liam Kiernan .... location assistant
 
Other crew
Ron Annabelle .... boat wrangler
Gary D. Bierend .... special robotics technician
Shelley A. Boylen .... production coordinator
Sherrie Bradshaw .... assistant production accountant
Arthur Clarke .... production assistant
Stephanie Shayne .... adr loop group
Rico Topazio .... puppeteer
Dale Wilmarth .... moldmaker
 

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Runtime:
110 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
While it is usually accepted the city in the movie is New York, Oscar gives Number 5 a tourism guide with St. Louis on the cover. (It was actually filmed in Canada.)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sandy is in the taxi looking for Ben, the sign on top of the cab is knocked over in the shot before the car turns onto 16th street. A truck passes in front of the camera, the shot changes, and the sign on the cab is right side up again.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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Soundtrack:
I Heard it Through the GrapevineSee more »

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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The first movie I ever taped from TV!, 9 October 2004
Author: peanutismint from Cardiff, Wales

I have just finished re-watching this pillar of my youth, and was reminded of what a family classic this really is! The sequel to Short Circuit is an improvement on the first film, if only for the inclusion of the then beautiful Cynthia Gibb as Sandy Banatoni (whom I had a HUGE crush on when I first saw the film at the age of around 8). But there are hundreds more memorable moments from the film which came flooding back to me as I watched, much to the annoyance of my housemates.

Great film, maybe not in a 'Pulp Fiction/Donnie Darko' sort of way, but great in a 'Bill & Ted/Flight of the Navigator' way, that it's a testament of my youth and will be shown to my kids when I eventually have some!

p.s. anyone notice a small similarity between Cynthia Gibb in this film and young Potter star Emma Watson? Weird...

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