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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Caractacus Potts
... Truly Scrumptious
... Grandpa Potts
... Baron Bomburst (as Gert Frobe)
... Baroness Bomburst
... Toymaker
... Lord Scrumptious
... Child Catcher
... Jemima
... Jeremy
... Blonde
Davy Kaye ... Admiral
Alexander Doré ... First Spy (as Alexander Dore)
Bernard Spear ... Second Spy
Stanley Unwin ... Chancellor
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An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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18 December 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The sound of the name Caractacus Potts is meant to resemble "crackpot," a common expression for a fool, reflecting how most of Mr. Potts' neighbours view him. See more »

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The main floor of the toy shop is slightly below street level. The basement ceiling is about 3 feet above street level. See more »

Quotes

Caracticus Potts: What are they staring at?
Truly Scrumptious: I don't know. It seems to be the children.
Caracticus Potts: Well, what's the matter with them? Haven't they seen children before?
Truly Scrumptious: Haven't you noticed? There AREN'T any children. Not one.
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by John Heawood, Michael Darbyshire, Kenneth Waller, Gerald Taylor,
Eddie Davis, and Lionel Jeffries
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Just not enough musicals like this anymore!
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After 36 years this movie is still loved by young children who see it. My 8 and 3 year old girls just love this movie and it's songs. Dick Van Dyke has done an absolute wonderful job putting out great quality movies for Disney and others. Sally Ann Howe sounds great and personally I prefer her over Julie Andrews anyway.

Anyway, if you have not ever seen this film and even if you don't have kids, it's very entertaining! My favorite part is when Caracus Potts and Truly Scrumptious pretend to be toys for the Baron and do a nice song and dance. The tune is just great!

I remember as a kid the Child Catcher scared the crap out of me. Robert Helpmann played this part very well. Who needs Freddy Kruger and all that gore anyway!


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