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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  18 December 1968 (USA)
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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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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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The most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything! See more »


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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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The original Broadway production of the stage musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" opened at the Hilton Theater in New York on April 28, 2005 and ran for 285 performances. 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

Jeremy: I'm so glad you came. It's much more fun with two grown-ups.
[laughs]
Jemima: Truly Scrumptious. You know, even if we didn't know your name, we could have guessed it.
Truly Scrumptious: Oh?
Jemima: You had to be called something lovely.
Jeremy: Like Yum-Yum!
Jemima: Or Angel Cake!
Jeremy: Or Toot Sweets!
Jemima: Yeah, Toot Sweets!
Truly Scrumptious: [laughs] Or Toot Sweets! Oh, no!
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Spoofed in Pink Pistons (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Truly Scrumptious
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, and Sally Ann Howes
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the whole family loves it
13 May 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I had mostly forgotten this movie after 30+ years, but my 2 year old received it as a gift, and is obsessed with it. It's fantastic, really. The locations are stunning, the musical numbers are (mostly) so lively, the physical humor is great! There is such a range of stuff in it, unlike current movies. I even like it for its flaws. It's really beautifully made. The thing I didn't remember, and that disappointed me at first, was that the whole story is a fantasy, a story within the story. I even like that the kids don't sing so well. They seem more real, less like little prodigies.


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