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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 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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2.35 : 1
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According to Dick Van Dyke, the Vulgarian adventure was written to be "real," with the "fantasy narrative" aspect being a last minute addition to the script. 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: How was India, Grandpa?
Grandpa: How was India? I'll tell you how India was. I got up this morning and I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
GrandpaCaracticus PottsJemimahJeremy: How an elephant got in my pajamas, I shall never know.
Grandpa: You've heard it before.
[they all laugh]
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Soundtracks

Lovely Lonely Man
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Sally Ann Howes
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Just not enough musicals like this anymore!
22 August 2004 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

After 36 years this movie is still loved by young children who see it. My 8 and 3 year old girls just love this movie and it's songs. Dick Van Dyke has done an absolute wonderful job putting out great quality movies for Disney and others. Sally Ann Howe sounds great and personally I prefer her over Julie Andrews anyway.

Anyway, if you have not ever seen this film and even if you don't have kids, it's very entertaining! My favorite part is when Caracus Potts and Truly Scrumptious pretend to be toys for the Baron and do a nice song and dance. The tune is just great!

I remember as a kid the Child Catcher scared the crap out of me. Robert Helpmann played this part very well. Who needs Freddy Kruger and all that gore anyway!


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