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Bubble Boy (2001)

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Bubble Boy's been in a bubble all his life due to no immune system. A cute blonde girl befriends BB. Her boyfriend proposes and BB decides to travel across USA to Niagara Falls to stop the wedding.

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jake Gyllenhaal and John Carrol Lynch first collaboration. They would later work together on David Fincher's Zodiac (2007) See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Bubble Boy is making his escape from home, he rolls down the stairs and bounces into the living room. In this shot you can clearly see another layer of the clear bubble material encasing/suspending him for protection during the stunt. In the very next shot, this layer is gone and the bubble moves freely around him. 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

Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
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I wish my mom was like bubble boy's...
3 September 2002 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

well, NOT really. The mom is what made this movie very funny. Her character was great, especially with all the not so nice things she did and said, but then in the next sentence she would praise Jesus. I also got a kick out of all the weird characters bubble boy meets on his trip to Niagra Falls.

This movie was so much better than a lot of other comedies. I guess all the controversy over the fact this movie makes fun of people who really live in bubbles is what killed it at the theater. If I'd known this was actually worth watching, I would have seen it a lot sooner.

FINAL VERDICT: Remember this is a comedy. Don't take it so seriously. This movie is silly; it is not trying to be offensive. Just take it for what it is worth and you will laugh and have a good time. This is definitely worth the 90 minutes it takes to watch it.


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