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Short Circuit 2 -- Lovable robot Number 5 returns to foil jewel thieves while helping his inventor (Fisher Stevens) make it big in the toy business.
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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Brent Maddock (writer)
S.S. Wilson (writer)
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Release Date:
6 July 1988 (USA) See more »
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 »
Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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One Of The Best!!!!!! See more (49 total) »


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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 .... sound 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
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
Christian Murray .... electrician
Editorial Department
Andrew S. Eisen .... assistant editor: Canada
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Other crew
Ron Annabelle .... boat wrangler
Gary D. Bierend .... special robotics technician
Beth Boigon .... location manager
Shelley A. Boylen .... production coordinator
Sherrie Bradshaw .... assistant production accountant
Arthur Clarke .... production assistant
Marc Dassas .... location manager
Liam Kiernan .... location assistant
Stephanie Shayne .... adr loop group
Rico Topazio .... puppeteer
Dale Wilmarth .... moldmaker

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110 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The scene which Oscar and his thugs attack and smash Johnny 5 to pieces was voted online as "One of the saddest film scenes of all time".See more »
Errors in geography: The movie is set in a major American city, but as the end of the film, when the chase has led Johnny 5 to the harbor, you can see Toronto's CN Tower in some shots. Even more, one of scenes takes place at the World's Biggest Bookstore, another Toronto landmark.See more »
Johnny Five:[to Jones, who is trying to confuse him with pig Latin] Ew-scray ou-yay, ozo-bay!See more »
Movie Connections:
The Stars and Stripes ForeverSee more »


What is 'Short Circuit 2' about?
Who does the voice of Johnny-5?
How does the movie end?
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22 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Best!!!!!!, 2 February 2001
Author: The__Watcher from Mirage

This brings back memories from my childhood. I used to watch this movie when I was a little kid and I loved it. Johnny 5 is so kool and Ben is funny. This is a great movie for the family , especially for kids. Probably the best family movie out there and probably better than the first Short Circuit.

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