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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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Kenneth Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Tito Núñez ... Zorro (as Tito Nuñez)
Jason Kuriloff Jason Kuriloff ... Lil Man
Robert LaSardo ... Spooky
Lili Francks Lili Francks ... Officer Mendez
Wayne Best ... Officer O'Malley
Gerard Parkes ... Priest (as Gerry Parkes)
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Storyline

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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The adventures of America's most electric leading man continue. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Short Circuit 2: More Input See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,630,088
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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Alternate Versions

Early UK versions were cut by 5 secs by the BBFC to remove a shot of man holding nunchakus, and to edit 2 uses of the word "fucking" for a PG certificate (though some debate remains as to whether the swearing may have been misheard by mistake). The nunchaku shot was restored for the 2002 DVD release though the swearing remained cut. See more »

Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
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Short Circuit 2 Is Pretty Good!!!
10 July 2002 | by bixman71See all my reviews

In this second installment of Short Circuit, Johnny Five is sent to New York to help his creator Ben Javari(Fisher Stevens), run his new toy business, which is lagging behind in production. Number Five decides while he's at it to check out the city and runs afoul of everyone, including the police and greedy banker Oscar Baldwin(Jack Weston), who has stolen a collection of valuable international jewels. When Number Five is smashed to near death by Baldwin and his gang, he decides to get his revenge. Can Number Five survive a leaking main battery and very little backup power long enough to outsmart Oscar and recover the jewels before he dies? Give this a rent and find out.


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