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Inspector Gadget (1999)

A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

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Sikes (as Michael G. Hagerty)
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Chief Quimby
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Gadgetmobile (voice)
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Artemus Bradford (as René Auberjonois)
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Himself
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Famous Big Guy with Silver Teeth
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Famous Villain with Deadly Hat
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Famous Identifier of Sea Planes (as Robert N. Bell)
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Storyline

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Rated PG for whacky violence/action, language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Real Inspector Gadget  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,889,138, 25 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$97,403,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,403,112
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Spielberg, a fan of the '80s cartoon considered being the executive producer of this film and have the film released under the Amblin banner. His two choices for the role of Inspector Gadget were Chevy Chase and Steve Martin, but he was busy with other films. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Scolex brings RoboGadget to life, in the close up shots of RoboGadget's head, the collar of a grey t-shirt can be seen. But in shots where we see his body, it is all machinery below his neck. See more »

Quotes

Gadgetmobile: Better buckle up, Penny. This car's only got two speeds: "Fast" and "WOW! What Was That?"
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the credits, extra scenes involving the film's characters are shown. See more »

Connections

References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Thing '94
and "Wild Thing" (uncredited)
Written by Chip Taylor
Performed by X
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
Probably cut before release
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Inspector Gadget gets thrown out the window and Disney takes over
29 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I grew up watching Inspector Gadget. It was, and still is, one of my favorite cartoons, if not my absolute favorite. I learned a lot of geography and history from the spin-off Inspector Gadget's Field Trip. I wanted to slip on a banana peel and become the greatest detective ever.

But the film has ruined the reputation of the wonderful cartoon.

Matthew Broderick, an actor with potential, was definitely NOT the role for Inspector Gadget. First thing- in the film, Inspector Gadget is smart. Not so in the cartoon. In the film, Gadget solves the mystery mostly by himself. In the cartoon, it was almost always Penny, Brain, and the awesome book (I still want her book!). If Gadget solved the mystery, it was by accident. Gadget in the film seems to be a competent detective, but in the cartoon was pretty dumb, which was where the humor came from.

Another thing is that it's too much "Good Guy v. Bad Guy" in the film. It's not just meant to be a silly Saturday morning cartoon. Also, Gadget never should have a love story, but Disney Corporation is filled with idiots.

Also I miss the true gadgets that Gadget had, and especially the Gadget car. In the movie it was a chic convertible. In the cartoon it was a sedan police car and could turn into a van. It also barely had any gadgets and was mainly there to get him from place to place.

But if anything, the one thing that was terrible about the movie was that it was a feature movie. Inspector Gadget was a silly Saturday morning cartoon. The movie was too serious, too overdone, had too much of a plot and wasn't even remotely as funny.

Tip for those who haven't seen it: NEVER see it. EVER. Watch the cartoon, it's a true classic.


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