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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

With a running time of approx. two hours and 20 minutes, it's one of the longest children's film in history, certainly for its time. It wouldn't be until the next millennium, with the Harry Potter films, that films for children of such length would be made again. The title car itself isn't even introduced until a good 50 minutes in. See more »

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When Truly first arrives with the children at their house she is wearing a hat. In some shots there are tissues stuffed in the ruffles and in others they have been removed. See more »

Quotes

First Spy: Calacatacatus Potts... Inventor!
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Connections

Referenced in Rugrats: Reptar on Ice/Family Feud (1992) See more »

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Music by Charles Williams
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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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