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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.

Director:

Ken Hughes

Writers:

Ian Fleming (novel), Roald Dahl (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Caractacus Potts
Sally Ann Howes ... Truly Scrumptious
Lionel Jeffries ... Grandpa Potts
Gert Fröbe ... Baron Bomburst (as Gert Frobe)
Anna Quayle ... Baroness Bomburst
Benny Hill ... Toymaker
James Robertson Justice ... Lord Scrumptious
Robert Helpmann ... Child Catcher
Heather Ripley ... Jemima
Adrian Hall ... Jeremy
Barbara Windsor ... Blonde
Davy Kaye Davy Kaye ... Admiral
Alexander Doré Alexander Doré ... First Spy (as Alexander Dore)
Bernard Spear Bernard Spear ... Second Spy
Stanley Unwin Stanley Unwin ... Chancellor
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Storyline

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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The most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The name "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was inspired by a series of actual race cars named "Chitty Bang Bang" - I, II, etc - in the early 1920s, notable for their use of enormous aircraft engines. See more »

Goofs

The Goodyear logo on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's tires changes from white-painted letters to unpainted letters. See more »

Quotes

Truly Scrumptious: [after Potts kisses her] Well, Mr. Potts!
Caracticus Potts: What's the matter?
Truly Scrumptious: Now you'll HAVE to marry me!
[they laugh as they head for the car]
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in a Sing-a-Long version. See more »


Soundtracks

Lovely Lonely Man
(uncredited)
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Sally Ann Howes
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User Reviews

 
Good but it should have been great.
24 May 2019 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

Is "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" a classic? I don't know. It's almost a classic, I guess. I've been watching this movie all of my life. It is a beautiful movie to look at. It's filled with great songs. It has very solid performances (for the most part). Then what is keeping it from "classic" status? Its length. It's way too long. Come on, the opening credits go on over six minutes. Although "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" is still a good movie, it's also the kind of movie that you remember being better than it actually is.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German | French | Latin

Release Date:

18 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,500,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,500,398
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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