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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Inspector Gadget / Robo Gadget / John Brown
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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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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:

$90,000,000 (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

In a scene where evil Gadget is terrorising the town, a Japanese man says "This is why I left Tokyo!" and in another scene Dr Claw says "You remind me of something Godzilla once said." These are both references to Godzilla (1998), which starred Matthew Broderick. See more »

Goofs

When Inspector Gadget falls on top of Brenda in the building, the position of their faces rapidly changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Scolex: Why, it's that annoying little security guard from the institute. So he's the lucky duck they plucked for the Gadget Program. Heh! Irony bounds.
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank the people of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Pittsburgh. See more »

Connections

References Columbo (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

All Star
(1999)
Written by Greg Camp (as Gregory D. Camp)
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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This is not just bad, it's VERY bad.
27 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Well. Where to begin. Let's just say this; avoid this movie at all

costs. It's based on a cartoon series. The movie makes the cartoon look

like Hamlet. Filled with emasculated actors who seem embarrassed to be

here, lousy camera work, terrible music, and enough product placement to

make you want to never visit Yahoo! again, this movie is really the

bottom of the barrel. To quote the New Yorker, Matthew Broderick and

Rupert Everett mug their way through this picture with the gay abandon

of men who have spotted a rare species of paycheck in the distance."

They should pay us some of the millions they earned for watching it.

Awful.


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