When last we saw No. 5--the Defense Department robot who came to life in SHORT CIRCUIT (1986)--he was escaping to the wide open spaces of Montana, and the John Badham-directed film was on its way to becoming 1987's most popular home video rental. In SHORT CURCUIT 2, a department store toy
buyer (Cynthia Gibb) makes a deal with No. 5's East Indian cocreator, Ben Jahrvi (Fisher Stevens) and his partner, Fred Ritter (Michael McKean), to produce little toy robots. They set up shop in an abandoned warehouse that also happens to be the starting point for a tunnel being dug by a gang of
crooks to a bank across the street. Just when all looks lost, a big crate arrives from...