Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to ensure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of economic stability." When a Unicom Synth robot infiltrates a southwest TV station and kills the manager, a revolutionary against the gestapo-like corporation, a lowly Unicom delivery man must help the rest of the station survive through the incoming "thermal storm."
Crash and Burn was officially titled Robot Jox 2 in most European markets at the time of release, but renamed when re-released on DVD.
Despite the title, same opening theme, and involvement of Charles Band, and reused cover art, the plots of Robot Jox 2: Crash and Burn and Robot Jox are completely unrelated.
The movie was released on DVD by Full Moon in 2000, but was discontinued for copyright reasons. The DVD contained a widescreen print of the film. The film was later released onto DVD again through the Charles Band DVD Collection, released in 2006. The boxset also contains Meridian: Kiss of the Beast, Doctor Mordrid, and Head of the Family. The film will be released on DVD again by Shout! Factory on June 14, 2011, as a double feature DVD with Robot Wars.