The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble1976

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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Buzz Aldrin
as Himself
Ralph Bellamy
as Dr. Gunther
John Friedrich
as Roy Slater
Kelly Ward
as Tom Shuster
Darrell Zwerling
as Mr. Brister
P.J. Soles
as Deborah
Victor Brandt
as TV Installer
Seth Wagerman
as Tod at 3 years old
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Critic Reviews for The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

All Critics (2)

Worthwhile tale of adolescence and difference.

January 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.

December 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

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


Well done performances.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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