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Still shot from the movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

When the bumbling inventor and single father Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyck) takes his children (Heather Ripley and Adrian Hall) and beautiful neighbour (Sally Ann Howes) for a quiet picnic on the beach, the event unexpectedly turns into an adventure. Thankfully, the group also brought along their trusty, floating/flying car-- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 144
Theater Release: 18 Dec 1968
Video Release: 02 Nov 2010
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Rated G?


Violence: Pirates shoot at an automobile. Depicted with slapstick humor, men attempt to blow up a bridge, kidnap a character and steal a car. Characters are hit on the head, slapped with a pie, threatened with weapons and nearly drowned. A child pours a drink down the front of a woman’s dress. A man attempts to do away with his wife. A rocket contraption on a man’s back is engulfed in flames (a discussion about the dangers of burning follows). A car drives over a cliff and begins to fall before flying. Children are captured and imprisoned in cages or cells. Adults are trapped in a net and tied up with ropes. A melee breaks out when children escape from their captors. Characters fight with homemade weapons. Guns are shown, although they are not shot.

Sexual Content: A female characters is seen in undergarments. A couple kisses.

Language: Brief name-calling and a crude anatomical term are included in the script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Secondary characters drink at a social event. A man is shown with a cigar.

Other: Dogs run wildly through a candy shop. Children unintentionally cause a minor car accident.

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