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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

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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

Gross USA:

$21,630,088
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All the things said in Pig Latin are: "act scared" (said twice), "get behind him" (said twice), "keep him busy", and "screw you bozo". 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

Johnny Five: Ooo... Input. "Hounds of the Baskervilles".
[Starts speed-reading through the book and pauses halfway]
Johnny Five: I think the chauffer did it.
[Finishes speed-reading through the book]
Johnny Five: He did!
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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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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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One Of The Best!!!!!!
2 February 2001 | by The__WatcherSee all my reviews

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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