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Inspector Gadget (1999)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  23 July 1999 (USA)
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A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda / Robobrenda
Sikes (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Gadgetmobile (voice)
Artemus Bradford (as René Auberjonois)
Richard Lee-Sung ...
Bobby Bell ...
Famous Identifier of Sea Planes (as Robert N. Bell)


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 <>

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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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£8,266,880 (UK) (25 February 2000)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Don Adams:  the voice of Inspector Gadget on TV, provides the voice of Brain (the dog) in the closing credits See more »


After John Brown is made into Gadget he exits the room with wires around him, but before he exits he had no wires. See more »


Inspector Gadget: I owe you one, Scolex. You wrecked my car, and I really liked that car.
Dr. Claw: Well, you crushed my hand and I really liked that hand. So Go-Go get over it!
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Crazy Credits

In memorium Michael A. White See more »


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Run on the Spot
Written by Richard March and Michael Stokes
Performed by Bentley Rhythm Ace
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
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It strayed away from the cartoon too much
11 November 2004 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

Film: Gadget's real name is John Brown.

Cartoon: His name really is Gadget. --- Film: Claw's real name is Sanford Scolex.

Cartoon: His name really is Claw. --- Film: Metro City is in the USA.

Cartoon: Metro City is in Canada. --- Film: Gadget works for the local police department.

Cartoon: Gadget works for Interpol. --- Film: Gadget used to be a security guard and was injured in an explosion.

Cartoon: Gadget used to be a policeman and was injured when he slipped on a banana peel. --- Film: Claw's face is shown (and it looks nothing like the action figure).

Cartoon: Claw's face is never shown. --- Film: Claw has a mechanical claw inplace of one of his hands.

Cartoon: Claw has normal hands. --- Film: Quimby hates Gadget for no reason.

Cartoon: Quimby thinks Gadget is one of Interpol's best inspectors. --- Film: The Gadget Mobile can talk and has many gadgets.

Cartoon: The Gadget Mobile can't talk, can change from a police car to a van (and vice versa) and has only a few gadgets. --- Film: Gadget was put back together by a team of surgeons.

Cartoon: Gadget was put back together by one man; Professor Baxter. --- Film: Claw is the head of Scolex Industries.

Cartoon: Claw is the head of a criminal organization called MAD. --- Film: Claw has two minions.

Cartoon: Claw has hundreds of minions. --- Film: Gadget has 60 gadgets.

Cartoon: Gadget has 14,000 gadgets.

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