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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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Details

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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mark's criticism of Land of the Lost (1974) for its fake effects and Chloe's response summarises the film's own motives for its effects. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy's parents arrive in Las Vegas the cult bus can be seen arriving behind them. Then, after the casino sequence, the cult bus is seen arriving again. 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

Hula Hoop
Written by Dan Schaffer and Chris Barnard
Performed by The Mopes
Courtesy of Lookout Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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8 August 2003 | by bobcat_1899See all my reviews

This is one of the most disagreed-about movies in the IMDB. Depending on how this movie struck you, you either love it or hate it. Or you think it's pretty good. I've never seen a jury so divided.

I think the key to this movie is watching it with low expectations. It's a silly movie. Don't look for high comedy. It's the kind of movie that makes you chuckle in spite of yourself.

And it has one of the truly memorable lines in filmdom. I'm referring to the kids chasing the Ice Cream and Curry truck.

I give this movie a 6 out of 10, which is about what the user ratings would average out to, if you threw out the people who loved it and hated it to the extreme.


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