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Inspector Gadget (1999)

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Cast

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Brenda / Robobrenda
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Kramer
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Sikes (as Michael G. Hagerty)
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Gadgetmobile (voice)
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Artemus Bradford (as René Auberjonois)
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Thelma
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Himself
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Richard Lee-Sung ...
Bobby Bell ...
Famous Identifier of Sea Planes (as Robert N. Bell)
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Storyline

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for whacky violence/action, language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Real Inspector Gadget  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,889,138 (USA) (23 July 1999)

Gross:

$97,360,069 (USA) (24 December 1999)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kramer, Claw's head scientist, played by Andy Dick, was named after the Seinfeld (1989) series character Kramer with the same notorious hairstyle. See more »

Goofs

When Gadget is found in the scrap yard, the machinery in his stomach is visible. When he gets up, he is suddenly wearing a shirt, and the machinery can no longer be seen. See more »

Quotes

Officer John Brown: Justice will be served.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the credits, extra scenes involving the film's characters are shown. See more »

Connections

References The A-Team (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Thing '94
and "Wild Thing" (uncredited)
Written by Chip Taylor
Performed by X. (as X)
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
Probably cut before release
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NO NO Gadget ...
1 September 2001 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

I used to have a fascination with the cartoon back in college when it was being made. It had much the charm of "Get Smart". While it admittedly had its faults, it was rather enjoyable.

Naturally I was very interested in seeing the film version. That was before I saw it. Afterwords I wished it had never been made.

Besides being miscast all around (who on Earth though Broderick was even close to the role?) it just didn't make the grade.

The effects were reasonable and perhaps the ONLY thing I liked about the movie; seeing a live-action version of the gadgets in action! What was missing was a story and treatment which made it funny or charming or interesting.

The original was a wacky cartoon with a very lighthearted attitude. It was FUN. The motion picture became murky and took itself FAR too seriously. If it had seriously had a great plot or went crazy enough to make it seem like a "cartoon on film" it might have been enjoyable.

As it exists it doesn't deserve to be considered part of the "Gadget Legacy".


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