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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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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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It Was Just An Old Neglected Car. Who Could Have Guessed... 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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Trivia

The name Toot Sweet is a play on "tout de suite", a French expression meaning "right away" or "quickly". See more »

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After "the tide comes in" and we see water around the car, there is one more brief close-up shot where the car is sitting far from the water. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy: I'm so glad you came. It's much more fun with two grown ups.
Truly Scrumptious: [laughs]
Jemimah: Truly Scrumptious. You know, even if we didn't know your name, we could have guessed it.
Truly Scrumptious: Oh?
Jemimah: You had to be called something lovely.
Jeremy: Like Yum-Yum!
Jemimah: Or Angel Cake!
Jeremy: Or Toot Sweets!
Jemimah: Yeah, Toot Sweets!
Truly Scrumptious: [laughs] Or Toot Sweets! Oh no!
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Referenced in Sons of Anarchy: Eureka (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Dick Van Dyke, Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, and Sally Ann Howes
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One of the best children's movies ever made
3 October 2004 | by (Reigate, England) – See all my reviews

My two sons (now 4 and 2) have been obsessed with this movie for over a year now. They sing along to the songs and dance too - when old bamboo comes on, they pick up their sticks and hats and copy the routine. This is like an extended pantomime, with the scariest pantomime baddie in the history of movies. My brother couldn't sleep for a week after first seeing the childcatcher when he was 8. Anyway, this movie has everything - humour, pathos, great acting (and great casting), great songs and a great script (thank you Roald Dahl). I cannot fault this movie apart from the fact that it is a little long and the bit where they go off to vulgaria is a bit overextended. My family has now been to see the stage show twice too, and we are all firm "bang bang" nuts. If your kids have not seen this movie, then they haven't had a proper childhood!


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