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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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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

Dick Van Dyke originally turned the part down but was repeatedly offered the part with more money added in each offer. When the offer reached seven figures plus a percentage of the profits, he accepted the role. See more »

Goofs

Although very beautiful, the gowns worn by Truly Scrumptious are outdated for the time the film is set. If the car was retired in 1909, the film would at least be set in 1910 or later. Truly's outfits were quite stylish from about 1897-1907, but fashion began to change after that, and if she were as rich as she appears to be, would have worn fashions more up-to-date. See more »

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Baron Bomburst: [very frustrated] Dolls? Dolls? I have hundreds of dolls! Oh, no dolls.
Toymaker: But-but this is not just an ordinary doll, Your Excellency.
[winds the music box. scooting away]
Toymaker: You see?
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Music by Charles Williams
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the whole family loves it
13 May 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I had mostly forgotten this movie after 30+ years, but my 2 year old received it as a gift, and is obsessed with it. It's fantastic, really. The locations are stunning, the musical numbers are (mostly) so lively, the physical humor is great! There is such a range of stuff in it, unlike current movies. I even like it for its flaws. It's really beautifully made. The thing I didn't remember, and that disappointed me at first, was that the whole story is a fantasy, a story within the story. I even like that the kids don't sing so well. They seem more real, less like little prodigies.


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