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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  18 December 1968 (USA)
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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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car | children | inventor | baron | flying | See All (54) »

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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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In his 2011 autobiography "Dick Van Dyke: My Lucky Life In and Out Of Show Business", Dick Van Dyke revealed that he did not get along with producer Albert R. Broccoli or director Ken Hughes during filming. See more »

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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: Now then, where are we?
Second Spy: I have here, a map.
First Spy: [seizing the map] I know WHERE we are, stupid!
[throws down the map]
First Spy: We are in England! But when we are in England, what do we do?
Second Spy: We play cricket.
First Spy: We play cric- no! We dress like Englishmen!
First SpySecond Spy: A-ha!
First Spy: [dressed in an outfit that the English wore in India] Remarkable weather we are having for this time of year, do you not think so, Cuthbert?
Second Spy: [dressed in the same outfit] Indubita-ba-bly, Basil.
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Rule Brittania!
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Written by Thomas Augustine Arne and James Thomson
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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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