Short Circuit 2

Short Circuit 2 (1988)

11 mistakes

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Visible crew/equipment: When Johnny is spinning the two robbers around, you can tell that he is actually holding dummies. In the close up shots of the robbers, you can see them kicking their legs, but in the wide shots of the room, they are rigid and lifeless.


Visible crew/equipment: When Fred is chucked on the table and says, "Watch the silk." you can see that its Fred's stunt double as he's a lot fatter and his hair is obviously a wig also he does a really good job of covering his face so the audience can't see hes a stunt man.

Audio problem: After Johnny escapes into the city, Ben returns home and starts to shout at Fred for letting him get out. Watch Freds mouth closely as he replies, some of the words he says back to Ben have been removed. Judging by his mouth movements, they appear to be swear words he is saying, and as the film is rated as PG, they were probably removed so they would not cause offence.


Continuity mistake: When Johnny is cleaning the window to see outside, the shape made on the window is different during the inside shots than it is on the outside shots.


Audio problem: Quite a few scenes in the film appear to have been dubbed over. Most of them are at the start after Ben and Fred have to keep Johnny 5 indoors. The mouth movements don't seem to match up with what is being said. If you look at the mouth's of the actors, there appears to be quite a few strong swearwords in the film, which were probably removed because it's a kids film.


Factual error: When Johnny shoots the taxi with some kind of cable and pulls it backwards, the rear tires are shown to be spinning in an attempt to move. The taxi is a Chrysler K-car which is front wheel drive.

Deliberate mistake: When Johnny Five is assembling the first toy robot, he takes a screwdriver to the neck and body of the robot toy, even though there are quite obviously no screws there for him to tighten.

Revealing mistake: After Johnny Five falls out the window and whips out his hang-glider, as he turns right-side up and soars past the buildings, you can see that his body is transparent (an artifact of the optical matting process used).

Factual error: The movie is supposed to be set in the USA, but throughout the movie you can see buses and trolleys from Toronto, Canada. Anyone who's been to Toronto or is interested in city transit could recognize it.


Revealing mistake: When Johnny Five is showing off his remote-control transmitter and begins making the toy robots dance, you can see the cables leading from the robots into the table, and the little plastic mounts underneath each robot toy.

Fred: Okay, Ace? I get your arm working, you can do the rest yourself, right?
Johnny 5: Kay-O, Derf.
Fred: Fred.
Johnny 5: That's what I said. Derf.


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Question: When Ben and Fred are trying to call people with the calculator, why does the calculator randomly start playing "Help me Rhonda"?


Answer: They could only communicate via musical tones. They were trying to give Sandy clues as to where they were being held (playing 'Downtown' to let her know they were downtown). 'Help Me Rhonda' was a clue that they were in trouble.

Brian Katcher

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