Short Circuit 2 [DVD] [1988]

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  • Release Date: 12/07/2010
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)


Short Circuit 2
Fisher Stevens reprises his role of Ben Jahrvi, the co-inventor of the cute robot Number Five, in this sequel to Short Circuit. Since the last film, Ben has moved to the city, where he lives in a truck and sells toy Number Fives as a street vendor. Ben plies his trade until one day luck strikes in the form of Sandy (Cynthia Gibb), a toy buyer in dire straits who offers Ben $50,000 if he can quickly churn out a thousand toy robots. Offering to help the naive Ben is street con man Fred (Michael McKean), who becomes Ben's partner and finances the burgeoning enterprise through a loan shark. Ben and Fred begin to manufacture the toys in a warehouse; unfortunately, they soon find the building also houses the entrance of a tunnel dug by thieves, preparing to rob the bank across the street. With things appearing their bleakest, a crate arrives from Montana. Inside is the new and improved Number Five, who now insists on being called Johnny Five. Johnny Five has even learned to talk in a litany of phrases gleaned from television shows, and now helps Ben get started in the toy business. In the process, Ben and Johnny Five contend with the temptations and corrupt business practices of a big city environment. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Fisher Stevens
    Fisher Stevens - Ben Jahrvi
  • Michael McKean
    Michael McKean - Fred Ritter
  • Cynthia Gibb
    Cynthia Gibb - Sandy Banatoni
  • Jack Weston
    Jack Weston - Oscar Baldwin
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    Tim Blaney - Johnny Five

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good sequel to a classic 80s film....

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    Yes, its true, its not as good as Short Circuit but its not for the lack of trying. Sure, there is some good acting, Number 5's practical effects are still a hoot, and some dark moments to scar your child's psyche for life, but it just feels a little too similar to the original and the story isn't as strong as the first, as well. Still, its worth a pick up if your tired of bright and shiny everyone-is-happy kids films or just want to relive some kiddie nostalgia, and with decent picture and audio quality and an okay EPK featurette, it would make a good addition to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Review

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    So this is not the greatest movie loaded with tons of features or excellent crisp visuals. What you are getting is a great fun movie. For me growing up it was one of my favorite movies I watched over and over. The price and the fact that you can still get this movie makes it a no brainer. Very fun and if you have kids I cannot imagine them not liking it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    This is such a great classic movie. For once it is actually better than the original. I really liked the original but this was much better. If you have never seen this I advise you watch it. Classic 80/90's movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For any Johnny 5 FAN

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    While some may prefer the first Short Circuit I bought this one because I actually liked this one better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



    Its a must buy!! You cant just have part one without part 2

    I would recommend this to a friend

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