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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble [1976]

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Director:Randal Kleiser
Writer:Douglas Day Stewart
Composer:Mark Snow
Length:96 minutes
(1 hour 36 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:5.6/10
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment.


Reaction: Touching story, but the production is a bit cheesy and definitely of its era.


Personal Rating: 5/10

Select Cast and Crew
Randal Kleiser => Director
Douglas Day Stewart => Writer
Mark Snow => Composer
Anne Ramsey => Rachel
Buzz Aldrin => Buzz Aldrin
Darrell Zwerling => Mr. Brister (as Darryl Zwerling)
Diana Hyland => Mickey Lubitch
Glynnis O'Connor => Gina Biggs
Howard Platt => Neighbor
John Friedrich => Roy Slater
John Megna => Smith
John Travolta => Tod Lubitch
Karen Morrow => Martha Biggs
Kelly Ward => Tom Shuster
P.J. Soles => Deborah
Ralph Bellamy => Dr. Gunther
Robert Reed => Johnny Lubitch
Skip Lowell => Bruce Shuster
Timothy Himes => Obnoxious Reporter
Vernee Watson-Johnson => Gwen (as Vernee Watson)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • During filming, John Travolta and 40-year-old Diana Hyland began dating and eventually fell in love, despite the fact that Hyland was nearly 18 years older than Travolta. She was still in the process of getting divorced from [?] Joseph Goodson when she passed away on March 27, 1977, four months after their TV movie's broadcast, and while Travolta was filming "Saturday Night Fever."