Short Circuit 2

Short Circuit 2

Kenneth Johnson (1988)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This sequel about the former military robot Number Five, now Johnny Five, has several moments of humour (becoming involved with a bank robbery, for example), but too many minutes of tedium as it wonders whether to be social satire or pratfall parody. Fisher Stevens returns as the Indian co-inventor of the robot, and again his clichéd character is infuriating, representing the kind of prejudice Johnny Five is supposed to be against.


Manic mechanoid Johnny Five meets an old friend in New York City and embarks on a fact-finding tour - but ends up entangled in a series of escapades culminating in a bank robbery. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb and Jack Weston, with the voice of Tim Blaney.

Cast & Crew

Ben Jahrvi Fisher Stevens
Fred Ritter Michael McKean
Sandy Banatoni Cynthia Gibb
Oscar Baldwin Jack Weston
Saunders Dee McCafferty
Jones David Hemblen
Manic Mike Don Lake
Bones Damon D'Oliveira
Zorro Tito Nunez
Johnny Five Tim Blaney
Lil Man Jason Kuriloff
Spooky Robert LaSardo
Officer Mendez Lili Francks
Officer O'Malley Wayne Best
Priest Gerard Parkes
Hans de Ruyter Adam Ludwig
Dartmoor Rex Hagon
Newsvendor Rummy Bishop
Mr Slater Richard Comar
Director Kenneth Johnson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy