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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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While not the huge financial failure it had often been described as, the film did nevertheless lose money on its release and received generally negative reviews. See more »

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When the Baron and Baroness are singing and dancing before the birthday party, the Baroness is wearing high-heeled shoes, when she falls through the trapdoor she is wearing flat shoes and when she re-appears she is wearing high heels again. See more »

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Truly Scrumptious: I've never been...
Caractacus Pott: Spoken to like that? Well, maybe it's about time!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) See more »

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Lovely Lonely Man
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Sally Ann Howes
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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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