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Bubble Boy (2001)

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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Life is an adventure. Don't blow it. 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)  »

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A buborék srác  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$5,002,310 (USA) (12 October 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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Jake Gyllenhaal and David Carrol Lynch first collaboration. They would later work together on David Fincher's Zodiac (2007) See more »

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In the scene where Bubble Boy is making his escape from home, he rolls down the stairs and bounces into the living room. In this shot you can clearly see another layer of the clear bubble material encasing/suspending him for protection during the stunt. In the very next shot, this layer is gone and the bubble moves freely around him. See more »

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Mr. Livingston: tell him.
Mrs. Livingston: what are you talking about, tell him what.
Mr. Livingston: He's not dead. Your not dead, Jimmy.
Mrs. Livingston: He's lying, Jimmy.
Mr. Livingston: tell him, tell him everything.
Mrs. Livingston: you're not dead, Jimmy.
Jimmy: Open his eyes: I'm not?
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The "Bright & Shiny" song plays during the first part of the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Short (2015) See more »

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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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