4.1/10
43,355
234 user 74 critic

Inspector Gadget (1999)

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 »
Reviews
Popularity
3,822 ( 610)
1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Inspector Gadget 2 (Video 2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Inspector Gadget returns in this sequel to the 1999 hit. A glitched Gadget once again must fight his arch nemesis, Claw, with the aid of a female Gadget: G2.

Director: Alex Zamm
Stars: French Stewart, Elaine Hendrix, Tony Martin
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

Director: Sam Weisman
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church
Flubber (1997)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Mischief device, created by Wayne Szalinski, mess up again - this time not the children have shrunk, but the adults themselves.

Director: Dean Cundey
Stars: Rick Moranis, Eve Gordon, Bug Hall
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri
Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

In this live-action prequel to The Flintstones (1994), the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston) is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson).

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson
George of the Jungle 2 (Video 2003)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

George, now a father, goes to Las Vegas, where he has to help out his brother.

Director: David Grossman
Stars: Christopher Showerman, Julie Benz, Angus T. Jones
Stuart Little (1999)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

Director: Rob Minkoff
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies once more.

Director: Kevin Lima
Stars: Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu, Ioan Gruffudd
Edit

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)
Edit

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

Taglines:

Go Go Gadget See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Andy Heyward: "Mr. D.I.C." DIC was the name of the studio that produced the animated series. See more »

Goofs

When Robo-Gadget is going through the city pretending to be Godzilla by making the shape via his hands, from the shadow on the wall it is obvious that whatever is making it is on rods and not his hands. See more »

Quotes

Robo-Brenda: I look just like you! Only prettier... hey, I bet we even share brain waves! Are you thinking about Gelato? Cause I am!
Dr. Brenda Bradford: OK... I'm going to go find John.
[walks away]
Robo-Brenda: Aw, well, don't you wanna hang out?
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the credits, there is an extended scene about "Minions Anonymous" including Richard Kiel (Jaws from James Bond), Mr. T, and others in the audience. 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

References The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Toy Trumpets
(1892) (uncredited)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
Probably cut before release
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Go Go Gadget, right out of the theater
14 May 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

I don't think there has been a worse film to come around like this since Ski Patrol. I wanted to like it (Matthew Broderick is one of my favorite actors of the 90's), but he is undermined by effects (some good, some pointless) and a Rupert Everett claw man. Only one part of this film is remotely watchable, that is the end where there is a seminar for bad guys including the metal mouth from the James Bond films and Mr. T. I reccomend that part to movie buffs, but thats it. If you are really interested though, just watch the cartoon version, which is at least reccomended for kids. Among the worst of the year (unfortunately). D+


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 234 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed