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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Baron Bomburst (as Gert Frobe)
Davy Kaye ...
Alexander Doré ...
First Spy (as Alexander Dore)
Bernard Spear ...
Second Spy
Stanley Unwin ...


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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Release Date:

18 December 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's main song was used as a wake up call for Commander Pamela Ann Melroy and the Space Shuttle Discovery crew on November 7, 2007. See more »


When Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is on the sand bar and Caractacus Potts begins telling his story, the girl Jemima Potts is holding a half-eaten apple. After the boat appears and heads towards them, Jemima is holding a much-less eaten apple, with only a few bites out of it. See more »


[the two spies are thrown off the baron's blimp and into the sea]
Second Spy: What do we do now?
First Spy: Start swimming!
Second Spy: I can't swim!
First Spy: Then start drowning!
[the First Spy swims away]
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes
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Surprised folks wouldn't like this delightful film!
12 May 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

It surprises me that some people think this is a horrible film. I was 3 when this film was released and for as long as I can remember I've loved it! The songs are fun, especially Hushabye Mountian, Chu-chi Face and Me Ole Bamboo. This movie is both light, cheery as well as dark and creepy, the Child Catcher to this day is one of the scariest villians I know! And know it is a fabulous musical in London! Hopefully someday it will come to Broadway, I'd love to see it on stage!.

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