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A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator of a foreign country 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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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

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's number registration plate "GEN 11" is now registered to a 2014 Honda Jazz See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, during the French Grand Prix, car 42 is seen losing a wheel on a turn, followed by car 2A. There is an obvious jump in the editing where they combined the first shot of car 42 losing its wheel and the second shot of where it's been placed. See more »

Quotes

Caractacus Pott: Truly! I'm sorry about the children. I hope they didn't embarrass you.
Truly Scrumptious: In what way?
Caractacus Pott: Why, that silly joke about us getting married. Well, you know how kids are.
Truly Scrumptious: Yes, I understand.
Caractacus Pott: Wel, I don't think they realize how ridiculous that would be.
Truly Scrumptious: Ridiculous?
Caractacus Pott: Well, yes. Well, the factory, and your father and all. It's a different world, Truly.
Truly Scrumptious: You know, if I said something like that, you'd call me a snob.
Caractacus Pott: What? I didn't mean sn...
Truly Scrumptious: Goodbye!
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Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »

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Music by Charles Williams
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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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