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Short Circuit 2 1988

4.5 out of 5 stars (71) IMDb 5.6/10

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:
Tim Blaney, Fisher Stevens
Runtime:
1 hour, 45 minutes

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Genres Children & Family, Comedy
Director Kenneth Johnson
Starring Tim Blaney, Fisher Stevens
Supporting actors Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb, Jack Weston, Dee McCafferty, David Hemblen, Don Lake, Damon D'Oliveira, Tito Núñez, Jason Kuriloff, Robert LaSardo, Lili Francks, Wayne Best, Gerard Parkes, Adam Ludwig, Rex Hagon, Rummy Bishop, Richard Comar, Tony De Santis
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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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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I am too old for this now, nearly 30 years on, but my sons (8 and 10) enjoyed it. They can be quite critical of old films, but had no complaints about effects or picture quality here. They haven't watched it repeatedly like some of their favourites, but it was well worth a few quid.
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I remember watching this film many years ago on TV thought it was great then and watching it again after many years have passed it is still a fantastic film keeps you watching from beginning to the end
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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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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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I recently re-watched Short Circuit and loved it. By contrast this film has a clumsy plot and strangely edgy: I found watching them nearly kill Jonny 5 and then his transformation into a Terminator unpleasant.
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i am not going to do a huge review on this film because everyone knows who number 5 is, come on!

i love this movie, as well as the first. its one of my all time faves. one thing that bothers me is when litle kids say this film is a rip off of WALL-E.....other way around kids.

WALL-E is good to ut thats another story

IF you have not seen this, get it, its a classic.

one problem is, now i dont know if this is the same for everyone else, or just me

my dvd hasa glitch, or atleast i hope it is a glitch and not a poor edit.
there is a scene where number 5 anoys a guy playing cards on the street, he guy starts pushing number 5 and say "get this mother outa my face outa my face!"

on my dvd he goes "get this outa my face outa my face outa my face"
i really hope this isnt a piss poor edit,

one other thing is thats pretty clear, probs for the best but is a pain when they do this sort of thing
on the vhs, there is a scene where you can see a huge rope attched to johnny 5's back wheel, on the dvd they have removed this rope...anoying when you want to remember your childhood memories of this film
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The reason I have rated it 2 stars is bacause it was my own fault. I ordered it for my Grandson , but I didn't realise it wouldnt play in the UK. Please can you make it more aware that it only work in the States. Sad not able to watch it.
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