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Bubble Boy (2001)

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A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married ... See full summary »

Director:

Blair Hayes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Jimmy Livingston
Swoosie Kurtz ... Mrs. Livingston
Marley Shelton ... Chloe
Danny Trejo ... Slim
John Carroll Lynch ... Mr. Livingston
Verne Troyer ... Dr. Phreak
Dave Sheridan ... Mark
Brian George ... Pushpop
Patrick Cranshaw ... Pappy / Pippy
Stephen Spinella ... Chicken Man
Ever Carradine ... Lisa, Mark's Sister
Geoffrey Arend ... Flipper Boy
Beetlejuice ... Li'l Zip
Matthew McGrory ... Human Sasquatch
Bonnie Morgan ... Rubber Woman
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Storyline

A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married at Niagara Falls, so he builds a portable bubble suit and ventures into the outside world to win her affections. Written by Anonymous

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A journey of 2,755.8 miles begins with a single bounce. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A buborék srác See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,038,349, 26 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,002,310, 14 October 2001
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The tattoos on Danny Trejo's chest "Debbie" (his wife) and "Danielle" (his daughter) are real, and were crossed over for the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy is sunbathing with Chloe, Bubble Guinea is next to him, although Chloe gives him Bubble Guinea as a present in the very next scene. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic of which it stands one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all...
[looks down and says faster]
Jimmy: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic of which it stands one nation under God indivisible.
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Crazy Credits

In memory of Simau Puluti, 1954 - 2000. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Uncle: Rivals (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Let the Dogs Out?
Written by Anslem Douglas
Performed by Baha Men
Courtesy of S-Curve Records, LLC
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Fun Pee Wee like movie
18 July 2003 | by hcbfcSee all my reviews

If you liked PEE WEE HERMAN'S BIG ADVENTURE, you'll like BUBBLE BOY. Some rude humor but overall a sweet film that was wrongfully maligned by the protests from parents with kids in actual bubbles. The movie wasn't about that - the bubble was obviously a symbol for overprotection. Jake Gyllenhaal is very funny as the wide-eyed innocent.


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