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Bubble Boy (2001)

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A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married ... See full summary »

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A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married at Niagara Falls, so he builds a portable bubble suit and ventures into the outside world to win her affections. Written by Anonymous

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A journey of 2,755.8 miles begins with a single bounce. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for language and crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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24 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A buborék srác  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,038,349 (USA) (24 August 2001)

Gross:

$5,002,310 (USA) (12 October 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in the club before the mud wrestling was all improvised by Jake Gyllenhaal and Ping Wu, including the "FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR!" line. See more »

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The lights are clearly visible many times, especially in the sequence when Jimmy rolls down the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I'd rather spend one minute holding you than the rest of my life knowing that I never could.
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In memory of Simau Puluti, 1954 - 2000. See more »

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Spoofs The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Inferno
Written by Leroy Green and Ron Kersey (as Tyrone Kersey)
Performed by The Trammps
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Fun Pee Wee like movie
18 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

If you liked PEE WEE HERMAN'S BIG ADVENTURE, you'll like BUBBLE BOY. Some rude humor but overall a sweet film that was wrongfully maligned by the protests from parents with kids in actual bubbles. The movie wasn't about that - the bubble was obviously a symbol for overprotection. Jake Gyllenhaal is very funny as the wide-eyed innocent.


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