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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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2.35 : 1
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The sound of the name Caractacus Potts is meant to resemble "crackpot," a common expression for a fool, reflecting how most of Mr. Potts' neighbours view him. See more »

Goofs

When Edison the dog breaks free of his leash during "Toot Sweets", he knocks the pedal bike over and drags it across to the steps. Two shots later, when the horde of dogs runs toward the factory, they run up the steps where the bike is seen standing neatly upright as before. See more »

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Caracticus Potts: Confounded woman! Who does she think she is? Coming in here and telling me how to raise my children! Do I need somebody to tell me how to raise my children? Do I? Hm? No, of course not. Of course not! Hm-hm. Where's my, uh, cardigan?
Jemima: Under your jacket.
Caracticus Potts: Under... Yes. Self-righteous busy body. Well, she won't be bothering us again.
Jemima: But I liked her.
Jeremy: So did I. She was very pretty.
Caracticus Potts: She certainly was. Do you think... Do you think your, uh, father's a... crackpot?
Jeremy: Your cardigan's inside out.
Caracticus Potts: Mm? Oh. ...
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Referenced in Mr. Bean: The Animated Series: Bean in Love (2003) See more »

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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, and Sally Ann Howes
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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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