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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Go Go Gadget See more »


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

Claw's line "Just Claw, one word... like Madonna" is presumably a poke at Rupert Everett's (at the time) friendship with Madonna. See more »

Goofs

When Gadget is hanging off the building at the end of the movie, a crewman's shadow can be seen for a short time during the overhead view. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Gadget: I don't know what you're up to, Scolex, but you'll never get away with it!
Dr. Claw: Oh, how cliché, Inspector. I think somebody's been watching too many Saturday morning cartoons.
[Dr. Claw, Kramer and Inspector Gadget look at the camera]
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Crazy Credits

In memorium Michael A. White 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

Remake of Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Pearl Curtain in the Moon
Written by Liping Wang (as Linan Wang) and Wu Ming Xiao Zi (as Ming Xing Wu)
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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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