The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

1976

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

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Worthwhile tale of adolescence and difference.

Jan 2, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Dec 7, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5

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

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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

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½

Well done performances.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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I may have watched this a hundred times when I was younger late at night when no one was around. All I remember are some pushups and him riding off on a horse to where he would have died after the credits rolled.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

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