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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

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Storyline

An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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18 December 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

It was widely noted (particularly by Dick Van Dyke) that whilst Ken Hughes was a talented 'action' director he was not good at directing actors , especially children. Consequently, it fell to Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes and members of the crew to entertain the children and guide them through their performances. See more »

Goofs

When Truly first arrives with the children at their house, she wears a hat. In some shots there are tissues stuffed in the ruffles and in others they have been removed. See more »

Quotes

Caracticus Potts: Well, maybe my children like running wild in the street. Did that ever occur to you?
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Referenced in Bad Boys II (2003) See more »

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Doll On a Music Box/Truly Scrumptious
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Sally Ann Howes and Dick Van Dyke
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Surprised folks wouldn't like this delightful film!
12 May 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

It surprises me that some people think this is a horrible film. I was 3 when this film was released and for as long as I can remember I've loved it! The songs are fun, especially Hushabye Mountian, Chu-chi Face and Me Ole Bamboo. This movie is both light, cheery as well as dark and creepy, the Child Catcher to this day is one of the scariest villians I know! And know it is a fabulous musical in London! Hopefully someday it will come to Broadway, I'd love to see it on stage!.


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