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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

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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18 December 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The license number for Truly's car, CUB 1, was the car number for producer Albert R. Broccoli, who was known as Cubby. See more »

Goofs

When the first Chitty crashes, the front end suspension is badly damaged and the left front wheel is bent; however, when the car arrives at the Potts workshop, the front end is not damaged and the steering works fine. See more »

Quotes

Caracticus Potts: What are they staring at?
Truly Scrumptious: I don't know. It seems to be the children.
Caracticus Potts: Well, what's the matter with them? Haven't they seen children before?
Truly Scrumptious: Haven't you noticed? There AREN'T any children. Not one.
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Featured in Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (2000) See more »

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Doll On a Music Box/Truly Scrumptious
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Sally Ann Howes and Dick Van Dyke
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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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