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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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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 All (54) »

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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:

Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Whilst filming one of the scenes where the Child Catcher rides his horse and carriage out of the village, the Cage/Carriage uptilted with Robert Helpmann on board. Dick Van Dyke recalls Helpmann being able to swing out of the carriage and literally skip across the crashing vehicle. Van Dyke claims Helpmann did this with incredible grace and much like a dancer - which was Helpmann's original claim to fame. See more »

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Cable pulling Professor Potts along the ground when he is testing his rocket pack. See more »

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First Spy: Calacatacatus Potts... Inventor!
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Referenced in Face Off: Live Reunion (2012) See more »

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Dick Van Dyke, Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, 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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