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Boy in the Plastic Bubble, The (1976)  link to Boy in the Plastic Bubble, The on IMDb  

Number: 2907

poster Boy in the Plastic Bubble, The

IMDb Rating:
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5.7/10 (4395 votes)

Country: USA, 96 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Biography

Director(s): Randal Kleiser

Video Codec: Unknown

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.

Tagline: 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.


photo John Travolta John Travolta Tod Lubitch
photo Glynnis O'Connor Glynnis O'Connor Gina Biggs
photo Robert Reed Robert Reed Johnny Lubitch
photo Diana Hyland Diana Hyland Mickey Lubitch
photo Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy Dr. Gunther

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3