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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.

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David Kellogg

Writers:

Andy Heyward (characters), Jean Chalopin (characters) | 5 more credits »
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 ... Himself
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>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$97,403,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,403,112
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The shooting script with revisions dated 8/18/98 credits the following writers (in order): Dana Olsen, Jeff Berry, Kerry Ehrin, Zak Penn, Gary Ross, Kerry Ehrin (again), Edward Neumeier, John Hamburg, Michael McCullers, and Audrey Wells. See more »

Goofs

When Gadget is found in the scrap yard, the machinery in his stomach is visible. When he gets up, he is suddenly wearing a shirt, and the machinery can no longer be seen. See more »

Quotes

Officer John Brown: Dr. Bradford? Hi. I borrowed a book from your dad. "Power Learning Through Speed Study." It took me forever to get through it.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the Caravan Pictures logo features Gadget flying away on his Gadget copter. See more »

Connections

References Peter Pan (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

All Star
(1999)
Written by Greg Camp (as Gregory D. Camp)
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Go Go Gadget!
1 May 2001 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

This movie is actually pretty good. It was much better than what most critics said. Now that is surprising though. Why? Because this was made by Disney, a studio (to put it nicely) I am really not fond of. Matthew Broderick does a good job as the title character (really). The other actors don't play their characters as well as they could have. Moving to a more positive aspect, the special effects are another major highlight of the movie. Same for the action and fight scenes. As for the story, it's okay. The story is pretty much a prequel to the animated series, showing Inspector Gadget's origin. It's far from perfect, but keep in mind this movie is based on a Saturday morning series from the eighties and intended for the kids. Thumbs up.


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