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Short Circuit 2 -- Number Five, A.K.A. Johnny Five, that incredible lovable robot, is back and taking the big city by storm.
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:
Best Movie Ever Made? See more (47 total) »

Cast

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Tim Blaney ... Johnny Five (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
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Ally Sheedy ... Stephanie Speck (voice) (uncredited)
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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
 
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
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
Marc Dassas .... location manager
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:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Twenty years after this movie's release, Steve Guttenberg (Newton Crosby in Short Circuit (1986)) expressed in an interview that he regretted turning down the chance to star in this film.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:
Ben Jarhvi:[mumbling in his sleep, with the DAR Manual for Citizenship open on his chest] The government is divided into three trees... branches.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Dirty Harry (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tutti FruttiSee more »

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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Best Movie Ever Made?, 19 December 2001
Author: Andrew Fisher from London, England

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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