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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

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A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

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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 (53) »

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The most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything! See more »


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18 December 1968 (USA)  »

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Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Truly Scrumptious: Ridiculous?
Caractacus Pott: Well, yes. Well, the factory, and your father and all. It's a different world, Truly.
Truly Scrumptious: You know, if I said something like that, you'd call me a snob.
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Lovely Lonely Man
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Performed by Sally Ann Howes
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25 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one that has sadly fallen through the cracks of the "classic family musical" floor. My parents were on the ball and raised me on "mary Poppins," "sound of music," and of course, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and I have not yet been weaned off them. (Incidently, all three of these movies share a choreographer) The sheer imagination of this film is akin to that of Peter Pan. It is a tremendous celebration of childhood and fantasy. Sadly, this movie is often overlooked. As a college student, few of my friends know about this film. The few that do know of it treasure it. Every child should be so lucky as to be raised with Chitty. The dancing, the songs, the genius and humor showcase the best of musicals and childhood alike. Enjoy and share this unsung classic. We can hope that the new live musical in London will rekindle the public's appreciation for movies like this

P.S the "Old Bamboo" dance looks very much like the "Step in time," from Mary Poppins.


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