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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.

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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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bubble Boy 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

Gross USA:

$5,007,898

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,007,898
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Slim's ill-fated chopper is based around a Triumph motorcycle. See more »

Goofs

The Bright and Shiny cult have all had their genitalia removed, but as their introductory number begins on the bus, the "Todd" on the right (shaking a tambourine) has a visibly large package. See more »

Quotes

[Addressing a rough-looking Mexican by a broken-down Harley]
Jimmy: I might have something that could help your situation here...
Slim: [threatening him with knife] What? What you got that's gonna help?
Jimmy: Patches.
Slim: Patches? I could use some stinking patches.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the phreaks can be heard shouting: "Oh, I love Cadillacs!" "Shotgun!" "Shut up, Chicken." "We'll never fit." "Whup that ass!" See more »

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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Going Places
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Hard to categorize
8 August 2003 | by bobcat_1899See all my reviews

This is one of the most disagreed-about movies in the IMDB. Depending on how this movie struck you, you either love it or hate it. Or you think it's pretty good. I've never seen a jury so divided.

I think the key to this movie is watching it with low expectations. It's a silly movie. Don't look for high comedy. It's the kind of movie that makes you chuckle in spite of yourself.

And it has one of the truly memorable lines in filmdom. I'm referring to the kids chasing the Ice Cream and Curry truck.

I give this movie a 6 out of 10, which is about what the user ratings would average out to, if you threw out the people who loved it and hated it to the extreme.


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