Short Circuit 2

Synopsis: When Number Five is sent from Newton and Stephanie's ranch to the big city to help Ben with his electronics business, he finds that his robotic talents are wanted by city low-life who want to turn Number Five into profits.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Kenneth Johnson
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

This is ground control.

Citation Zebra-Bravo is landing

on runway 3-0, right.

Police and security

to full alert immediately.

Rolex watch. You know the name,

now own the watch.

You little rascal, running away like that.

Are you seeing how he is running around?

He is programmed to be doing that.

This, this is a highly sophisticated robot

for $19.95, no tax.

Please note.

Uncle, are you wanting to buy?

There's no obligation.

You can just look.

Rolex watch. You know the name,

now own the watch.

The ultimate Swiss craftsmanship.

You see these fine chronometers

on sale at Tiffany's...

...for $1,700.

I deal in volume.

My special price to you today, $39.95.

How you gonna beat that?

You gonna beat that?

How are you gonna beat that?

How's your line moving, pal?

They are not selling like pancakes,

that is for certain.

Maybe I should be

selling them door-to-door?

Door-to-door? In this town?

You just fall off the banana boat...

...or what?

I do not travel with bananas, sir.

I've been kicking around here

for two days' time already.


-Interested in upgrading your image?

-Up my image?

I am gonna let you have

half of my inventory.

What would you say to that?

Look at that!

Wait, Mr. Slater, look.

You haven't seen this.

You haven't seen this before. Check it out.

Look, see, they're hands. They clap.

-I know it will sell.

-Sandy, we don't sell novelty items here.

Now, how many chances

am I supposed to give you?

I told you I want high-tech...

...and I want it now.

For Christmas, not Easter, got it?

Yes, sir. High-tech.

I'll can the hat and keep looking.

And if you don't mind, Miss Banatoni,

some of us are trying to work.

That's better.

Silence is better than Little Richard?

I can let you have these

rock-bottom wholesale. You'll clean up.

That's nice, but I'm occupying myself--

But the toy robot business, it's pathetic.

They're not gonna move. Not in this town.

Excuse me, is this yours?

Yes. It is called Number Five.

It rolled past my office. Listen--

Excuse me. My friend and I

were taking a meeting here.

Who are you?

Sandy Banatoni, Assistant Buyer...

...Simpson's Toy Department. Okay?



-These are great toys.

-Thank you.

My boss loves it. Where did you get them?

Well, I am making them.

I am Ben Jahrvi, Titanic Toy Corporation.

Like the ship.

Sorry, I haven't heard of you.

Where are you located?

Actually, I am based

in that vehicle right over yonder.

Oh, no. I mean, where's your

assembly plant? Your offices?

Well, you are also there.

That's also my home.

You mean, you make these yourself?

In there?

Yes, you see robotics

is the only livelihood I am knowing.

Are you wanting to purchase one?

You see the hands, they bend like that.

We deal in volume.

I couldn't possibly order...

...less than 1,000.



No perspiration,

if the per unit price is attractive.

What? Who are "we"?

We could go maybe, $50 apiece?

Oh, no, I am only charging $19.95.

A day, to rent.

If you want to buy them wholesale...

...we could live with $50 apiece.

Okay, maybe.

But seriously, I mean, how long before

you could deliver that many?

You just want a rough estimate

of how long....

Yes. 1,000 robots, well--

This is a ballpark figure, you know.

We'll round it off.

They could be ready for delivery

in the middle of October.



Get a Rolex watch.

Look, I'm sorry for wasting your time.

We're in two different worlds here.

I mean, I'd have to have them

in, like, 30 days.

I'm sorry.

Well, wait a minute.

You know, he meant

with our current facilities, but we...

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Brent Maddock

Brent Maddock is an American screenwriter, producer and film director who has worked on several high-profile projects like Short Circuit, Tremors, Wild Wild West and *batteries not included. Maddock's writing partner is S.S. Wilson. Maddock is a founding partner of Stampede Entertainment. more…

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