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Short Circuit 2 [1988] (1 disc)
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Director:Kenneth Johnson
Writer:Brent Maddock
S.S. Wilson
Composer:Charles Fox
Length:111 minutes
(1 hour 51 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:4.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:38%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Number 5 (now Johnny Five) helps out a friend both professionally and romantically.


Reaction: A few good moments here and there, but at least this isn't just a re-tread of the original storyline.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Kenneth Johnson => Director
Brent Maddock => Writer
S.S. Wilson => Writer
Charles Fox => Composer
Ally Sheedy => Stephanie Speck (voice)
Cynthia Gibb => Sandy Banatoni
David Hemblen => Jones
Dee McCafferty => Saunders
Don Lake => Manic Mike
Fisher Stevens => Ben Jahrvi
Jack Weston => Oscar Baldwin
Michael McKean => Fred Ritter
Tim Blaney => Johnny Five (voice)
Tony De Santis => Russian Taxi Driver (as Tony DeSantis)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Jack Weston's final film.
  • The character of Stephanie Speck from the first movie, played by Ally Sheedy, has a short audio role but on a cassette tape, and she makes a quick reference to Newton Crosby. Another heavy reference is made about Ben Jahrvi and Newton's working relationship and background during Fred Ritter's attempted sale of Johnny 5 to a corporation.
  • Error in geography: This movie is set in America, but at the beginning when Ben is selling his toys you can see a sign for an entrance to the Toronto Subway or TTC.
  • Factual error: After Johny Five's taken a beating and can't talk, he writes on a computer screen using a single "finger" from his robotic arm. However, the screen shows characters that have to be typed by pressing the shift key while hitting another at the same time: ! $ @ # % ^.