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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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Chancellor
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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 more »

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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)  »

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes in and around Baron Bomburst's castle in Vulgaria were shot on location at King Ludwig II's Castle Neuschwanstein, located at the foot of the Alps on the German-Austrian border. See more »

Goofs

During the birthday party for the Baron, Musicbox dances on a spindle within an opened large box of mirrors. This box is visible on the floor for all the guests to see. When Ragdoll rises from a box, he starts to dance, the camera pulls back and Musicbox is nowhere to be seen. When Ragdoll goes over to sing his duet with her, suddenly Musicbox is visible again. See more »

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Great Comic and Fantasy Film
21 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was one of those films from my childhood that I never outgrew. Every song, every outrageous comic moment tattooed itself on my memory and my heart. I love this film. It's funny, it's touching and it's beautifully made. True, it's not for the cynical or for those who want realism. For those, however, who seek adventure, comedy, great songs and most of all fun this classic 60's musical delivers it all in great style. A truly fun family film, although very small children may not be able to sit still through the entire movie (even with the Intermission). CCBB will always be at the top of my favourite movie list. Do yourself a favour if you like fun musical comedies and see Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes do some truly scrumptious work.


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