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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

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A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

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Storyline

An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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car | children | inventor | baron | flying | See more »

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The most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything! See more »


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18 December 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Heather Ripley recalled that she did not realize until much later that Dick Van Dyke was an alcoholic when the film was made. See more »

Goofs

During the overhead shot of the car driving next to the train, the dotted lines on the paved road are visible. See more »

Quotes

First Spy: [speaking into portable radio transmitter] Jah-jhooh! Calling Bombergh Castle! This is "X" speaking.
[faint squealing static]
Bombergh Castle Dispatcher: Shrecks?
First Spy: "X"!
Bombergh Castle Dispatcher: Lex?
First Spy: [becoming pompously frustrated that his own accomplice can't remember/understand who he is] EX! As in...
[feverishly tries to think of a suitable word to use as an example of pronunciation]
Second Spy: [hastily offering a helpful suggestion] Eggs and bacon.
First Spy: [nodding in agreement] Eggs and BAY-KUHN! Send tdranspooht IMMEDIATELY!
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 17 May 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Me Ol' Bamboo
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Dick Van Dyke and Chorus
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the whole family loves it
13 May 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I had mostly forgotten this movie after 30+ years, but my 2 year old received it as a gift, and is obsessed with it. It's fantastic, really. The locations are stunning, the musical numbers are (mostly) so lively, the physical humor is great! There is such a range of stuff in it, unlike current movies. I even like it for its flaws. It's really beautifully made. The thing I didn't remember, and that disappointed me at first, was that the whole story is a fantasy, a story within the story. I even like that the kids don't sing so well. They seem more real, less like little prodigies.


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