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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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G | See all certifications »

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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

The sound of the name Caractacus Potts is meant to resemble "crackpot," a common expression for a fool, reflecting how most of Mr. Potts' neighbours view him. See more »

Goofs

Potts is supposedly inventing the first vacuum-cleaner in 1910. The gag fails because the first vacuum-cleaner was already invented in the 1860s and the first electric vacuum-cleaner was invented a few years before 1910. See more »

Quotes

[the two spies are thrown off the baron's blimp and into the sea]
Second Spy: What do we do now?
First Spy: Start swimming!
Second Spy: I can't swim!
First Spy: Then start drowning!
[the First Spy swims away]
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Soundtracks

Chu-Chi Face
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Gert Fröbe and Anna Quayle
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Surprised folks wouldn't like this delightful film!
12 May 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

It surprises me that some people think this is a horrible film. I was 3 when this film was released and for as long as I can remember I've loved it! The songs are fun, especially Hushabye Mountian, Chu-chi Face and Me Ole Bamboo. This movie is both light, cheery as well as dark and creepy, the Child Catcher to this day is one of the scariest villians I know! And know it is a fabulous musical in London! Hopefully someday it will come to Broadway, I'd love to see it on stage!.


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