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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

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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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18 December 1968 (USA)  »

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Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng  »

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Trivia

The name "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was inspired by a series of actual race cars named "Chitty Bang Bang" - I, II, etc - in the early 1920s, notable for their use of enormous aircraft engines. See more »

Goofs

Although characters refer to the airship seen in the film as a "zeppelin", strictly speaking it is not. A zeppelin is vehicle with a rigid framework that contains multiple gas cells used to lift the craft into the air. Passenger compartments and mechanical areas are usually within the framework as well. The aircraft seen in the film would be classified as a (semi-rigid) airship. See more »

Quotes

Caracticus Potts: Do you think Coggins might do a deal, so much a week?
Grandpa: Coggins? What, him down the road? Sure. He's so mean he wouldn't light your pipe if his house was on fire.
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, and Sally Ann Howes
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Great Comic and Fantasy Film
21 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was one of those films from my childhood that I never outgrew. Every song, every outrageous comic moment tattooed itself on my memory and my heart. I love this film. It's funny, it's touching and it's beautifully made. True, it's not for the cynical or for those who want realism. For those, however, who seek adventure, comedy, great songs and most of all fun this classic 60's musical delivers it all in great style. A truly fun family film, although very small children may not be able to sit still through the entire movie (even with the Intermission). CCBB will always be at the top of my favourite movie list. Do yourself a favour if you like fun musical comedies and see Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes do some truly scrumptious work.


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