Auto Theft: Hot Cars, Cold Facts (1991)

Infotainment special made by California Justice Department about the epidemic of car thefts and what viewers can do to prevent it. Johnny Five's car is stolen, so Officer Lisa takes him on a stakeout to see how car theft rings operate.

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Russell Turner

Writer:

Steve Erkel
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Credited cast:
Donald Bishop Donald Bishop ... Howard
John Hugh John Hugh ... Officer Dave
Gina Ravera ... Lisa (as Gina Ravarra)
Russell Turner Russell Turner ... Johnny Five (voice)
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Infotainment special made by California Justice Department about the epidemic of car thefts and what viewers can do to prevent it. Johnny Five's car is stolen, so Officer Lisa takes him on a stakeout to see how car theft rings operate.

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Prevention is the key... It's up to you!

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Short | Comedy | Crime | News

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Cars... Cold Facts Starring Johnny Five See more »

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Follows Short Circuit 2 (1988) See more »

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"No news to report in Gotham city."
24 July 2018 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Made-for-TV PSA short about how much it sucks to get your vehicle stolen. It stars Johnny Five from the Short Circuit movies. The short starts with Johnny becoming an American citizen and moving into the suburbs. Then his pickup truck is stolen and he goes to the police department to report it, which is where the lectures begin. It's pretty stupid but amusing enough. I admit I was smiling during most of it. Perhaps that's due to the nostalgia of seeing Johnny Five. He's not voiced by the same actor from the movies, by the way. Here he sounds like a Michael Jackson impersonator. Anyway it's worth a look if you can find it on YouTube or something. Good for a few laughs and some nostalgic kicks seeing the robot from Short Circuit in something different. Also there are lots of tips for budding car thieves, which was probably something the makers of this didn't think through that much.


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