Short Circuit (1986)


In the debut episode of “Ruined Childhoods”, brothers/cinephiles Dan and Jon begin their ongoing discussion of Hollywood’s trend of reviving franchises with long-awaited sequels, prequels, spin-offs, remakes, and/or reboots. This week’s focus is on the 1986 sci-fi comedy Short Circuit, the existing speculation regarding a hypothetical “Part 3”, and their suggestions should Hollywood move forward in bringing Johnny 5 (and El Debarge) back into theaters.

NEXT EPISODE: Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

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