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.
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.
12 November 1976 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
The inspiration for the first song on Paul Simon
's 1986 album, "Graceland". See more
John Travolta's character would not have been able to walk back into his bubble wearing his special suit after walking around outside in it. The suit would have contaminated the sterile environment. See more
[to his wife
There were never two people in the world that were more meant to be parents than you and me.
What Would They Say
Composed by Paul Williams
Sung by Paul Williams See more