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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A buborék srác 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

The bathtub that Jimmy lies in was filled with Joy Soap (a strong dish-washing detergent), and while Jake Gyllenhaal closed his eyes (that had contacts in) while submerging himself under the surface, "the stinging of concentrated soap on [his] nose hairs" caused great discomfort in each of the 6 takes that were shot. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Bubble Boy is making his escape from home, he rolls down the stairs and bounces into the living room. In this shot you can clearly see another layer of the clear bubble material encasing/suspending him for protection during the stunt. In the very next shot, this layer is gone and the bubble moves freely around him. 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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Going Places
Written by James Clark
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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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