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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.

Director:

Kenneth Johnson
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

According to Johnny 5, he had his memory upgraded to 500mb between leaving Astoria and going to the city. See more »

Goofs

When the airplanes are going over Johnny 5 to get rid of the thugs that are attacking him the second plane is going around the corner and Oscar is standing up; in the next shot he is still kneeling on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Fred: Benny? You're leaving me with my back to the wall here. I mean, we gotta come up with something!
Ben Jarhvi: It is not possible. We are the type of people who have everything in our favor going against us.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Shake, Rattle, and Roll
(uncredited)
Written by Charles F. Calhoun (as Jesse Stone)
Performed by Big Joe Turner
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User Reviews

Johnny Five Is Alive...And Back!!!
28 November 2002 | by bixman71See all my reviews

In Short Curcit 2, Johnny Five is back, this time to help his old friend and creator, Ben Javari, get his new toy business off the ground. Right amay, he gets into trouble and lots of it. First, he gets arrested helping a band of thieves. Second, Ben's partner, street-smart ex-watch salesman Fred Ritter, who owes the mob a considerable amount of money and has only thirty days to pay it off before a contract goes on his head, tries to sell Johnny as a means of getting the needed capital. And finally, greedy banker Oscar Baldwin, who is trying to steal a valuable collection of rare jewels, tries to use Johnny to get them. When Johnny finds out he has been betrayed, Oscar's goons smash him to near death. With a leaky battery and just over an hour before his memory fails killing him completely, can Johnny capture them and recover the jewels before then? Give it a rent or a buy and find out.


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,843,067, 10 July 1988

Gross USA:

$21,630,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,630,088
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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