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.

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The Boy In The Plastic Bubble (1976)

PG

Romance/Drama · 1h 36m · 11/12/1976

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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.

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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.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Cast
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John Travolta

Tod Lubitch
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Glynnis O'Connor

Gina Biggs
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Robert Reed

Johnny Lubitch
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Diana Hyland

Mickey Lubitch
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Karen Morrow

Martha Biggs
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Howard Platt

Neighbor
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Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin
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Ralph Bellamy

Dr. Ernest Gunther
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John Friedrich

Roy Slater
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Kelly Ward

Tom Shuster
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Skip Lowell

Bruce Shuster
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John Megna

Smith
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Vernee Watson-Johnson

Gwen (as Vernee Watson)
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Darrell Zwerling

Mr. Brister (as Darryl Zwerling)
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P.J. Soles

Deborah
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Timothy Himes

Obnoxious Reporter
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Victor Brandt

TV Installer
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Hilda Haynes

Nurse Rachel
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Jack McLaughlin-Gray

Principal (as Jack McLaughlin)
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Erna Foxworth

Neighbor
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Karri Kirsch

Gina at 3 years old
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Kimberly Kirsch

Gina at 3 years old
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Seth Wagerman

Tod at 3 years old
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Anne Ramsey

Rachel
Crew
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Randal Kleiser

Director
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Douglas Day Stewart

Writer
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Joe Morgenstern

Writer
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Disc Releases
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The Boy In The Plastic Bubble

(DVD, Keep Case (HD, Low))

1/1/2003

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The Boy In The Plastic Bubble

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/4/2012

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Boy in the Plastic Bubble

(DVD)

6/6/2001

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

(DVD)

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

(DVD)

11/1/2003

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

(DVD)

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Boy in the Plastic Bubble & Katherine

(DVD)

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

(DVD)

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The Boy In The Plastic Bubble

(DVD)

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

(DVD)

6/22/1999

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Boy In The Plastic Bubble (Essex)

(DVD)

9/24/1997

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble/The Harrad Experiment

(DVD)

6/26/2001

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

(DVD)

1/3/2003

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

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