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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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Trivia

In his 2011 autobiography "Dick Van Dyke: My Lucky Life In and Out Of Show Business", Dick Van Dyke revealed that he did not get along with producer Albert R. Broccoli or director Ken Hughes during filming. See more »

Goofs

When Caractacus dances as a puppet, in some shots you can clearly see a thin wire meant to aid his dancing, while in others it has been painted out. See more »

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Child Catcher: Lollipops! And all free today!
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Referenced in The Girl Next Door (2004) See more »

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Happy Birthday
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Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Gert Fröbe
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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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