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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 »

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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 the first movie, Benjamin's last name was Jabituya instead of Jahveri. See more »

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In Short Circuit, Ben's last name is Jabituya. In this movie, it's Jahveri. See more »

Quotes

Ben Jahrvi: Are you troubled by irregularity?
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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 »

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Bo Diddley
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Johnny Five is back and better than ever!
5 September 2001 | by starmaster115See all my reviews

I remember heading to the video store with my parents as a child and managed to convince them to rent Short Circut 2 for more. I loveed it so much my parents would make me promise to not beg them to rent it (for the 5th time) before they would let me in the store. Life went on and I forgot about the movie until I was helping a friend filter through his closet for stuff and found an older TV recording of the movie. I borrowed it and watch, and then logged on IMBD, only to discover it was released on DVD just a week earlier and immediatly ordered it. I can't remember the last time I was so happy.

This movie will always be one of my favorites. Johnny Five is just so charming and likeable. The soundtrack gets is great and fits the mode just right, choosing to forgo most of the pop music for mood music. Even the opening scene music still isn't that far off from from todays standards (I could imagine it in a film today unlike most of the other 80's soundtracks). Anyway, it actually jerked a tear when Johnny got all beat up :( I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys movies that deal with emotions, relationships, and the most charismatic robot ever. When I become rich, I want a full replica of him. For anyone who dosen't like this movie, well, I suppose you are entitled to your own opinion.. even if it is wrong.


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