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Inspector Gadget (1999)

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A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

Director:

David Kellogg

Writers:

Andy Heyward (characters), Jean Chalopin (characters) | 5 more credits »
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1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Inspector Gadget / Robo Gadget / John Brown
Rupert Everett ... Sanford Scolex
Joely Fisher ... Brenda / Robobrenda
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Penny
Andy Dick ... Kramer
Cheri Oteri ... Mayor Wilson
Mike Hagerty ... Sikes (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Dabney Coleman ... Chief Quimby
D.L. Hughley ... Gadgetmobile (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... Artemus Bradford (as René Auberjonois)
Frances Bay ... Thelma
Mr. T ... Self
Richard Kiel ... Famous Big Guy with Silver Teeth
Richard Lee-Sung ... Famous Villain with Deadly Hat
Bobby Bell Bobby Bell ... Famous Identifier of Sea Planes (as Robert N. Bell)
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Storyline

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The long arm of the law just got a little longer See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for whacky violence/action, language and innuendo | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When Gadget talks to Chief Quimby, the Dragnet theme is played. Dabney Coleman starred in Dragnet (1987), another film remake of a TV series. See more »

Goofs

When Brenda Bradford enters Dr. Claw's office to look for Dr. Claw, a robot version of her suddenly appears. During the movie, Dr. Claw and Dr. Kramer are constantly on working on how to make an evil version of Inspector Gadget. But there is never a scene that shows them putting together a robot version of Brenda. See more »

Quotes

Gadgetmobile: Let's team up: I'll go after them; and you say 10-4!
Inspector Gadget: 10-4?
Gadgetmobile: Right. See ya!
[speeds off after some escaped convicts, leaving Gadget just standing there]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear on a G logo that is assembled and filled with gadgets. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original version ran ca. 110 minutes. After previews the film was cut down to its current length of 78 min. See more »

Connections

Remade as Inspector Gadget See more »

Soundtracks

Jeopardy Theme
Written by Merv Griffin
Courtesy of Columbia TriStar Television Distribution
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It strayed away from the cartoon too much
11 November 2004 | by tom_mewerSee all my reviews

Film: Gadget's real name is John Brown.

Cartoon: His name really is Gadget. --- Film: Claw's real name is Sanford Scolex.

Cartoon: His name really is Claw. --- Film: Metro City is in the USA.

Cartoon: Metro City is in Canada. --- Film: Gadget works for the local police department.

Cartoon: Gadget works for Interpol. --- Film: Gadget used to be a security guard and was injured in an explosion.

Cartoon: Gadget used to be a policeman and was injured when he slipped on a banana peel. --- Film: Claw's face is shown (and it looks nothing like the action figure).

Cartoon: Claw's face is never shown. --- Film: Claw has a mechanical claw inplace of one of his hands.

Cartoon: Claw has normal hands. --- Film: Quimby hates Gadget for no reason.

Cartoon: Quimby thinks Gadget is one of Interpol's best inspectors. --- Film: The Gadget Mobile can talk and has many gadgets.

Cartoon: The Gadget Mobile can't talk, can change from a police car to a van (and vice versa) and has only a few gadgets. --- Film: Gadget was put back together by a team of surgeons.

Cartoon: Gadget was put back together by one man; Professor Baxter. --- Film: Claw is the head of Scolex Industries.

Cartoon: Claw is the head of a criminal organization called MAD. --- Film: Claw has two minions.

Cartoon: Claw has hundreds of minions. --- Film: Gadget has 60 gadgets.

Cartoon: Gadget has 14,000 gadgets.


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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Norwegian | French | Spanish

Release Date:

23 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Real Inspector Gadget See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,889,138, 25 July 1999

Gross USA:

$97,403,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,403,112
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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