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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

John Travolta
Director: Randal Kleiser Cast: John Travolta
John Travolta
, Diana Hyland
Diana Hyland
, Robert Reed
Robert Reed
Randal Kleiser


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Welcome Back Kotter star John Travolta headlines the made-for-TV Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Douglas Day Stewart's fact-based teleplay casts Travolta as Tod Lubitsch, a teenager who was born without disease immunities. Tod is forced to live out his life in incubator conditions; whenever he vetnures into the outdoors, he must be encased in a huge plastic bubble. When he falls in love with Gina Biggs (Glynnis O'Connor), Tod must decide between staying safe and following his heart, which would mean facing near-certain death. Diana Hyland won an Emmy for her portrayal of Travolta's mother. Incidentally, Hyland and Travolta became real-life lovers, a relationship that was tragically terminated when the actress died of cancer. Boy in the Plastic Bubble was first telecast November 12, 1976.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2012
UPC: 0043396415744
Original Release: 1976
Source: Sony Mod
Sales rank: 48,642

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta Tod Lubitch
Diana Hyland Mickey Lubitch
Robert Reed Johnny Lubitch
Ralph Bellamy Dr. Ernest Gunther
Glynnis O'Connor Gina Biggs
Karen Morrow Martha BIggs
Howard Platt Pete Biggs
John Friedrich Roy Slater
Kelly Ward Tom Shuster
John Megna Smith
Vernée Watson Gwen
Darrell Zwerling Mr. Brister
P.J. Soles Deborah
Victor Brandt TV Installer
Hilda Haynes Nurse
Seth Wagerman Tod at 3 years old
Anne Ramsey Rachel
Jack McLaughlin-Gray Actor
Buzz Aldrin Actor

Technical Credits
Randal Kleiser Director
Arch R. Dalzell Cinematographer
Cindy Dunne Producer
Leonard J. Goldberg Executive Producer
Shelley Hull Producer
John McSweeney Editor
Joe Morgenstern Original Story,Screenwriter
Mark Snow Score Composer
Aaron Spelling Executive Producer
Douglas Day Stewart Original Story,Screenwriter,Teleplay
Joel Thurm Producer
Paul Williams Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Boy in the Plastic Bubble
1. Chapter 1 [9:47]
2. Chapter 2 [11:04]
3. Chapter 3 [9:04]
4. Chapter 4 [9:46]
5. Chapter 5 [11:18]
6. Chapter 6 [7:59]
7. Chapter 7 [9:39]
8. Chapter 8 [1:18]
9. Chapter 9 [10:17]
10. Chapter 10 [10:14]
11. Chapter 11 [6:29]

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