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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

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Movie Info

In this made-for-TV drama, Tod Lubitsch is a teenager who was born without disease immunities. Tod is forced to live out his life in incubator conditions. When he falls in love with Gina Biggs, Tod must decide between following his heart or facing near-certain death.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama , Television , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Spelling-Goldberg Productions

Cast

Robert Reed
as Johnny
Diana Hyland
as Mickey
Karen Morrow
as Martha
Buzz Aldrin
as Himself
Ralph Bellamy
as Dr. Gunther
John Friedrich
as Roy Slater
Kelly Ward
as Tom Shuster
John Megna
as Smith
Darrell Zwerling
as Mr. Brister
Victor Brandt
as TV Installer
P.J. Soles
as Deborah
Seth Wagerman
as Tod at 3 years old
Anne Ramsey
as Rachel
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Critic Reviews for The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

All Critics (2)

Worthwhile tale of adolescence and difference.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

Typical disease-of-the-week TV fare, made memorable by a young John Travolta on the cusp of superstardom.

December 7, 2007
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

This is one of the best made for TV movies ever. It's a very sad drama with a great, unique story and I loved it. I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Touching story, when John Travolta was still a boy. We watched this on TV and were fascinated by it. In 1976, it seemed so hi-tech.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

½

Well done performances.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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