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

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23 July 1999 (USA)  »

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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

Throughout the film, Dr. Claw makes no effort to hide his face. This is a far cry from the animated series on which the film is based - in the cartoon the villain's face was only shown twice. See more »

Goofs

When Robo Gadget, jumps out of the police chief's window, we see him do several front flips, but as soon as he lands on the ground, he does a back flip. See more »

Quotes

Gadgetmobile: [two guys are trying to steal a Dodge Viper but Inspector Gadget doesn't notice that they are actually ecaped convicts and this upsets the Gadgetmobile] That's it. I can't take this anymore. Step away from the Viper!
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In memorium Michael A. White See more »

Connections

References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Toy Trumpets
(1892) (uncredited)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
Probably cut before release
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Inspector Gadget gets thrown out the window and Disney takes over
29 May 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I grew up watching Inspector Gadget. It was, and still is, one of my favorite cartoons, if not my absolute favorite. I learned a lot of geography and history from the spin-off Inspector Gadget's Field Trip. I wanted to slip on a banana peel and become the greatest detective ever.

But the film has ruined the reputation of the wonderful cartoon.

Matthew Broderick, an actor with potential, was definitely NOT the role for Inspector Gadget. First thing- in the film, Inspector Gadget is smart. Not so in the cartoon. In the film, Gadget solves the mystery mostly by himself. In the cartoon, it was almost always Penny, Brain, and the awesome book (I still want her book!). If Gadget solved the mystery, it was by accident. Gadget in the film seems to be a competent detective, but in the cartoon was pretty dumb, which was where the humor came from.

Another thing is that it's too much "Good Guy v. Bad Guy" in the film. It's not just meant to be a silly Saturday morning cartoon. Also, Gadget never should have a love story, but Disney Corporation is filled with idiots.

Also I miss the true gadgets that Gadget had, and especially the Gadget car. In the movie it was a chic convertible. In the cartoon it was a sedan police car and could turn into a van. It also barely had any gadgets and was mainly there to get him from place to place.

But if anything, the one thing that was terrible about the movie was that it was a feature movie. Inspector Gadget was a silly Saturday morning cartoon. The movie was too serious, too overdone, had too much of a plot and wasn't even remotely as funny.

Tip for those who haven't seen it: NEVER see it. EVER. Watch the cartoon, it's a true classic.


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