Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. The movie follows his life into a teenager.
Born with no immunity against disease, he lives in a plastic prison. Inside he is protected. Outside, there is the chance of death. But the chance of love.
12 November 1976 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
The inspiration for the first song on Paul Simon
's 1986 album, "Graceland". See more
Tod Lubitch is assigned a "bubble" roommate, Roy Slater, who has not been outside or in contact with the outside world for months. However, when Slater jumps on his bed, the soles of his bare feet are filthy. See more
Dr. Ernest Gunther
May we have the air conditioning ducts and heat vents closed, please. And no movement while the air settles down. Anybody down there planning on having an itch, please scratch it now. Not later, please.
What Would They Say
Composed by Paul Williams
Sung by Paul Williams See more