The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

A lifetime of loneliness...Or one day of love

  • Genre: TV Movie, Drama
  • Release Date: 1976-11-12
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 104 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Spelling-Goldberg Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. The movie follows his life into a teenager.

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    Directing Randal Kleiser Director
    Camera Archie R. Dalzell Director of Photography
    Editing John McSweeney Jr. Editor
    Production Cindy Dunne Producer
    Sound Mark Snow Original Music Composer
    Production Joel Thurm Producer
    Production Leonard Goldberg Executive Producer
    Production Aaron Spelling Executive Producer
    Production Shelley Hull Associate Producer
    Art Paul Sylos Art Direction
    Art Jeff Haley Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Joanne Haas Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Michael J. Long Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Judith A. Cory Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Stanley Smith Makeup Artist
    Directing Mike Moder Assistant Director
    Production William A. Calihan Jr. Production Manager
    Production Norman Henry Production Manager
    Crew Dick Reilly Post Production Supervisor
    Art Ted Cooper Property Master
    Art John Hollis Construction Coordinator
    Sound Vic Carpenter Sound Engineer
    Sound Bill Jackson Sound Editor
    Sound Jerry Pirozzi Sound Editor
    Writing Joe Morgenstern Story
    Writing Douglas Day Stewart Teleplay
    Writing Douglas Day Stewart Story