Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. The movie follows his life into a teenager.
Born with no immunity against disease, he lives in a plastic prison. Inside he is protected. Outside, there is the chance of death. But the chance of love.
Did You Know?
The boy in the plastic bubble, Tod Lubitch (John Travolta
) suffered from immune deficiencies. Actor Robert Reed
, (who played his father in the film) would later die on May 12, 1992 from complications of AIDS. See more
While the first scene is set in 1959 actor Robert Reed wears a wide leather wristwatch band (sometimes called a full cuff 'Bund' band) which was very popular in the 1970s but rarely seen in the 1950s. See more
[to his wife
There were never two people in the world that were more meant to be parents than you and me.
Version of Bubble Boy
What Would They Say
Composed by Paul Williams
Sung by Paul Williams See more
12 November 1976 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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