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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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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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Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dick Van Dyke had appeared in two Walt Disney movies prior to this. In a press release he quipped, "This will out-Disney Disney." See more »

Goofs

After Truly brings the children home, their father tells them to go inside for tea. It is probably mid afternoon, i.e., no sign that the sun would be setting soon, but by the time they finish eating a bit later, their father tells the children to go up to bed as it has become dark. There was not enough time between them returning home and eating for it to be bed time and dark out. See more »

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Caracticus Potts: Truly! Heh, I'm sorry about the children. I hope they didn't embarrass you.
Truly Scrumptious: In what way?
Caracticus Potts: Why, that silly joke about us getting married. Well, you know what kids are like.
Truly Scrumptious: Oh, yes. I understand.
Caracticus Potts: I mean, I don't think they realize how ridiculous that would be.
Truly Scrumptious: Ridiculous?
Caracticus Potts: Well, yes. I mean, you live in that big house and... your father and the factory and all. It's... it's a different world, Truly.
Truly Scrumptious: You know, if I said something like that, you'd... you'd call me a snob.
Caracticus Potts: Well, look, I-I didn't mean...
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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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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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