- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 7, 2001
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - French
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - Portuguese
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
- Additional Release Material:
- ROUGHNECKS: STARSHIP TROOPERS CHRONICLES - THE PLUTO CAMPAIGN
- THE KARATE KID
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Number Five is alive!"
Los Angeles Times - 07/06/1988
"...Wilson and Maddock have improved considerably here....Their construction is more deft, their dialogue is better, and they make Number Five come more alive..."
Wacky robot Johnny Five breaks free of his bonds once more, striking out for the urban wilds of New York City in search of excitement and fun. But hardened city slickers make an easy mark of the guileless 'bot and try to exploit Johnny Five for some quick, ill-gotten cash.
A sweet-natured robot called Johnny Five escapes from its lab and wanders around the big city with only curiosity to guide him. His silly inventor, an Indian man who ludicrously butchers the English language, teams up with some local retailers to re-capture his wayward creation. Meanwhile, the plucky robot is in danger of falling into the greedy hands of a businessman who wants to turn the automaton into a motorized jewel thief.
- Shot on location in Toronto. Color by Medallion; Technicolor prints.
- Ally Sheedy was in "Short Circuit" but did not choose to do the sequel; her voice is heard briefly on the soundtrack of the second film.