Short Circuit 2 1988

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When robot Number Five or Johnny Five is sent to the city for urban input, he finds that his talents are wanted by all and sundry. Street hoods, a greedy bank clerk and a gang of jewel thieves all see his naivete as their high-tech ticket to easy street.

Starring:
Cynthia Gibb, Fisher Stevens
Runtime:
1 hour 45 minutes

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Short Circuit 2

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Comedy
Director Kenneth Johnson
Starring Cynthia Gibb, Fisher Stevens
Supporting actors Michael McKean, Jack Weston
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Aug 2007
Format: DVD
If you read my review for the original Short Circuit, you'll note my memories for what is, a wonderful film. The story with this? Yet another ex-rental buy from Blockbuster! My mum knew just how much I loved the first, and once she saw this sequel in the pile of old videos, I was home to a welcome suprise.. and a dohnut!
Did this sequel live up to the first? In many ways, yes, and in a few others... no. But firstly, whats Johnny 5 up to? Well, after his escape at the end of the first film, he makes his way into the city via an obviously large package, to his original creators. The group bond, and we see J-5's rather humerous encounters as he makes his way through the different aspects of city life - much different to his quiet life hide-out in the first film.
This is probably were the film wins most of its Brownie points, for it really taps into your emotions. As a robot, he finds it tough to totally adapt to the busy lifestyle that surrounds him, from the Police, to people staring at him. Here, we see him develop true emotions that he has not previously encountered properly before, as he starts to care not only about his appearance, but 'who' he is. This leads him to questioning.. who am I? Really?
As I said, this is where the film can get quite emotional - as much as it has its funny moments, it makes you think about how he is feeling with a lovely musical score and great script. The most upsetting scene when I was very young is when he actually beaten gets beaten to a pulp by bad guys! Poor Johnny! I can remember vividly crying at this very moment, to which my mum would ask me if I wanted her to wind it forward!
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Short Circuit 2 is an excellent sequel to the first film, although it does lack some of the depth of the first movie. And of course no Ally Sheedy or Steve Guttenburg.

Without giving the story away, there are some awesome 1980s moments, the robots are brilliant, and we get to see how No. 5 copes with the "big city" complete with graffiti.

If you haven't seen it, and you like 1980s style feel-good movies, or robots - you'll probably like this.

If you have seen it, well, you know if you like it or not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By matt spendiff-smith on 19 Mar 2014
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This film has everything, i prefer it to the first Short Circuit.. Johnny number 5 is quality and makes me giggle.
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By Mari on 13 July 2014
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This DVD was given away as a gift....
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Very funny film good family fun
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yes in this next and last dvd ,johny is sent to help his indian frind make 1000 toy models of him (johny 5) but he is tricked into stealing a diamond collection and is smahed,but with little battery energy and parts he sets out to catch the criminals,laughter along the way,a good film
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By sue on 19 May 2014
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old time great film always loved it & the best actors in the film as well i'd recomend it 2 anybody
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As i had already purchased the first film which is brilliant, i just had to finish with the sequel!! It doesn`t dissapoint. It arrived promptly and have no issues with product or seller. I would reccommmend.
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