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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Original title
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Year
Running time
142 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Roald Dahl, Kenneth Hughes (Book: Ian Fleming)
Music
Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Irwin Kostal
Cinematography
Christopher Challis
Cast
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Producer
Warfield. Distributed by United Artists
Genre
Musical. Comedy. Fantasy. Kids. Adventure | Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
In the early 20th century England, eccentric Caractacus Potts works as an inventor, a job which barely supports himself, his equally eccentric father, and his two adolescent children, Jeremy and Jemima. But they're all happy. When the children beg their father to buy for them their favorite plaything - a broken down jalopy of a car sitting at a local junk yard - Caractacus does whatever he can to make some money to buy it. One scheme to raise money involves the unexpected assistance of a pretty and wealthy young woman they have just met named Truly Scrumptious, the daughter of a candy factory owner. But Caractacus eventually comes into another one time only windfall of money, enough to buy the car. Using his inventing skills, Caractacus transforms the piece of junk into a beautiful working machine, which they name Chitty Chitty Bang Bang because of the noise the engine makes. At a seaside picnic with his children and Truly, Caractacus spins a fanciful tale of an eccentric inventor, his pretty girlfriend (who is the daughter of a candy factory owner), his two children, and a magical car named Chitty all in the faraway land of Vulgaria. The ruthless Baron Bomburst, the ruler of Vulgaria, will do whatever he can to get his hands on the magical car. But because of Baroness Bomburst's disdain for them, what are outlawed in Vulgaria are children, including the unsuspecting children of a foreign inventor of a magical car.
Awards
1968: Nominated for Oscar: Best Song
1968: 2 Nominations Golden Globes: Best Original Score and Original Song
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