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Inspector Gadget (1999)

A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

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Sikes (as Michael G. Hagerty)
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Chief Quimby
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Gadgetmobile (voice)
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Artemus Bradford (as René Auberjonois)
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Himself
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Famous Big Guy with Silver Teeth
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Famous Villain with Deadly Hat
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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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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:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,889,138 (USA) (25 July 1999)

Gross:

$97,403,112 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie had more than 150,000 Skittles spilled in the Gadgetmobile after he crashed on Scolex's limo. See more »

Goofs

As John Brown wakes up after being transformed into Inspector Gadget, he falls off the right side of the table. An overhead shot of the operating room shows him on the other side of the table as he is getting back up. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Claw: [on Gadget] Dump this idiot in the junkyard.
Sikes: Yes, boss.
[grabs Kramer]
Dr. Claw: Oh, no, not that idiot, this one.
Sikes: I wish you'd be specific, we got an awful lot of idiots around here.
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Throughout the credits, extra scenes involving the film's characters are shown. See more »

Connections

Features The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Danger Ahead
(1947)
(Dragnet theme)
Composed by Miklós Rózsa (1947) and Walter Schumann (1951)
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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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