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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Livingston
... Mrs. Livingston
... Chloe
... Slim
... Mr. Livingston
... Dr. Phreak
... Mark
... Pushpop
... Pappy / Pippy
... Chicken Man
... Lisa, Mark's Sister
... Flipper Boy
... Li'l Zip
... Human Sasquatch
... Rubber Woman
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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 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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Life is an adventure. Don't blow it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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24 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A buborék srác  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Even though many stunt men were around during the mud wrestling scene, Jake Gyllenhaal was in the bubble all the time. See more »

Goofs

The lights are clearly visible many times, especially in the sequence when Jimmy rolls down the stairs. 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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There are no opening credits other than the title. See more »

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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Come Out and Play
Written by Dexter Holland (as Bryan Holland)
Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Epitaph
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Fun Pee Wee like movie
18 July 2003 | by See 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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