Apr 10, 2006 when david vetter died at the age of 12, he was already world famous. It stars john travolta, glynnis oconnor, diana hyland, robert reed, and p. The boy in the plastic bubble digitally remastered a young man born with a rare, lifethreatening illness must chose between following his heart and risking his life or remaining captive to his disease forever. The boy in the plastic bubble is a 1976 american madefortelevision drama film inspired by the lives of david vetter and ted devita, who lacked.
The boy in the plastic bubble starring john travolta, glynnis oconnor, diana hyland, and robert reed. The bubble boy name is a reference to david vetter, a texas child born with scidx1 in 1971, who lived in a plastic bubble and ventured out in a nasadesigned suit. Ted devita 1962 may 27, 1980 suffered from severe aplastic anemia requiring him to live in a sterile hospital room for the last eight years of his life. Buy the boy in the plastic bubble directed by randal kleiser online at alibris. The boy in the plastic bubble digitally remastered. Up to that point he had spent his entire life in a plastic bubble in order to prevent exposure to common germs, bacteria, and viruses that could kill him. Then you revisit the boy in the plastic bubble and remember that, no, he in fact doesnt.
This was a wellwritten and original book, with really good messages for kids about acceptance and friendship. In the film, john travolta played tod, a teenaged boy who lived in a sterile bubble due to illness. Over time, people around the world came to care deeply about his well. When david vetter died at the age of 12, he was already world famous. Watch the aldc perform their group dance girl in the plastic bubble in this clip from season 6, episode 1, new season, new rules. Nicknamed bubble boy, david was born in 1971 with severe combined immunodeficiency scid, and was forced to live in a specially constructed sterile plastic bubble from birth until he died at. Do you remember the 1977 tv movie, the boy in the plastic bubble starring john travolta.
The boy in the plastic bubble by randal kleiser john. Nicknamed bubble boy, david was born in 1971 with severe combined immunodeficiency scid, and was. These scientists may have found a cure for bubble boy. It was also the subject of the 2001 comedy bubble boy and the 2007 musical in the bubble produced by american music theatre project and featuring a book by. Dec 09, 2016 his story, along with that of texas patient david vetter, was used to create the 1976 madefortv movie the boy in the plastic bubble. Teds story is background to her books real theme why the loss of a sibling, which can be a crippling blow to our understanding of who we are, and how we. Randal kleiser, douglas day stewart, john travolta, robert reed. Unfortunately, theres not much of a relationship you can have with a boy in a plastic bubble, so when chloe packs it in and decides to. The boy in the plastic bubble is often remembered as the gloriously dated diseaseoftheweek movie from the 1970s the first featurelength vehicle for john travolta, made for the medium of television, where he was the breakout star of welcome back kotter.
In 1992, the films premise was satirized in the seventh episode of the fourth season of seinfeld. John travolta, ralph bellamy, anne ramsey, robert reed, p. The boy in the plastic bubble subt video dailymotion. Over time, people around the world came to care deeply about his wellbeing, admiring his. Whilst joes situation, trapped in a hospital room by a severe immune disorder, is truly heart breaking, the bubble boy is ultimately a. The boy in the plastic bubble sony choice collection. She was coming off movies that did well and she seemed to get through in great shape. The 1976 was for the boy in the plastic bubble only. Vetters surname was not revealed to the general public until 10 years after his death in order to preserve his familys privacy.
The main thing for me is the fact that the movies portrayal of the story is so so far from the truth. The girl next door makes a teen john travolta born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germfree bubble. The boy in the plastic bubble dont be him dave dee. Based on a true story, tod lubitch is born with a deficient immune system which is unlike being born with aids. The boy in the plastic bubble the girl next door makes a teen john travolta born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germfree bubble. Inspired by the heartbreaking true story, tod lubitch john travolta is born with a deficient immune system. Nov 07, 2014 the film centers on the life of tod lubitch john travolta, who was born with an improperly functioning immune system. This means that contact with unfiltered air may kill him, so he must. Personal items of david vetter, the boy in the plastic bubble immortalized in a laughable 1976 john travolta tv movie and further ridiculed in disneys 2001 comedy bubble boy, will be part of a permanent exhibit in vetters hometown of shenandoah, texas. Script for the television movie boy in the plastic bubble. Whilst joes situation, trapped in a hospital room by a severe immune disorder, is truly heart breaking, the bubble boy is ultimately a life affirming, uplifting story. John travolta, robert reed, glynnis johns, randall kleiser, joel thurm, cindy dunne, douglas day stewart, joseph. He lives with his parents, since they decided to move him from the hospital where he was being kept as a boy.
As sensitive, tortured, impossible and impossibly hopeful teen romance, though, the boy in the plastic bubble scores big time. The boy in the bubble moved a world he couldnt touch the. This means that contact with unfiltered air may kill him, so he must live out his life in incubator conditions. The boy in the plastic bubble also starred a young girl that was briefly a star too. Then you revisit the boy in the plastic bubble and remember that, no.
The girl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies. The boy in the bubble who captivated the world houston. The boy in the plastic bubble is a 1976 madefortv movie. Oh, and by the way, it says unclut version for the harrad experiment on the back of the dvd once i got it, yet there is very obvious cuts, and of course no nudity. This is the story of the boy who lived in a bubble in her book immune, science writer catherine carver explains how the human immune system works. The boy in the plastic bubble 1976 rotten tomatoes. Welcome back kotter star john travolta headlines the made fortv boy in the plastic bubble. The girl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germfree bubble starring. John travolta and glynnis oconnor in the boy in the plastic bubble 1976 john travolta and glynnis oconnor in the boy in the plastic bubble 1976. His shorts alone in the 1976 made for tv movie render him undeserving of our sympathy til the end of time. The boy in the plastic bubble was a huge hit when it aired on network television in 1976, solidifying young travoltas reputation as a mega star. The boy in the plastic bubble directed by randal kleiser.
The boy in the plastic bubble trailer 1976 movie youtube. Bubble boys been in a bubble all his life due to no immune system. He underwent a bone marrow transplant in order to correct the deficiency. Im highly, highly recommending the boy in the plastic bubble. The movies fame endured, even inspiring a seinfeld episode where the gang goes on a wacky journey to visit a bubble boy. In 1976, there was an earnest, award winning, made for television movie, the boy in the plastic bubble featuring john travolta, which was based on a true story of a teenager who was born with a genetic immune insufficiency and had to live in a sterilized plastic bubble.
The story revolves around a boy who is confined to staying a germ free, specially made room in his home because he doesnt have a functioning immune. As science or biography, the boy in the plastic bubble plays it too coy and cozy. William shearer, who treated the socalled bubble boy a youngster isolated from birth in sterile plastic cocoons because he lacked a functioning immune system through the last years of. Mythologized as the plucky, handsome child who had defied the odds, his life story is in fact. With john travolta, glynnis oconnor, robert reed, diana hyland. David vetter, affectionately known as the boy in the bubble, was born with severe combined immune deficiency scid, one of the most severe types of primary immunodeficiency disease. Boy in the plastic bubble television program responsibility. The boy in the plastic bubble 1976 tune in tonight. A 12 year old boy named david was born without an immune system. The film inspired the first song on the 1986 paul simon album graceland.
The boy in the plastic bubble by randal kleiser john travolta. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. The boy in the plastic bubble, a 1976 film starring john travolta the boy in the bubble, british childrens novel by ian strachan, winner of the 1994 childrens book award the bubble boy seinfeld, a 1992 episode of the seinfeld tv series. Soles, buzz aldrin, victor brandt, erna foxworth, john friedrich, hilda haynes, timothy himes, diana. As the bubble boy, david vetter was famous across the u. Jun 03, 2016 the boy in the bubble who captivated the world. Although david would spend 23 weeks at a time in his home in a bubble built for him there, he spent most of his life at texas childrens hospital. The true story and lasting legacy of the bubble boy the. He is constricted to staying in his room all his life. But david vetter, a young boy from texas, lived out in the real world in a plastic bubble. The boy in the plastic bubble has a very loose basis in reality in the case of david vetter, who similarly was born with next to nothing in the way of an immune system and lived his entire brief, tragic life inside a sciencefiction looking containment unit that won him the nickname bubble boy before dying in 1984 at the age of 12.
Vetter was referred to as david, the bubble boy by the media, as a reference to the complex containment system used as part of the management of his scid. High risk boy in the plastic bubble bmx bandits promise of love death sentence. The boy in the bubble moved a world he couldnt touch. The boy in the plastic bubble john travolta duration. Her boyfriend proposes and bb decides to travel across usa. From a few seconds after his birth until two weeks before his death at age 12, david lived life entirely in one plastic bubble or another. Mar 01, 2018 this girl was locked alone in a room for 12 years before she was rescued and baffled scientists duration. David lived life entirely in one plastic bubble or another. The bubble boy by stewart foster goodreads share book.
Newspapers, tv shows and magazines portrayed him as a happy, welladjusted child who struggled cheerfully against the immune deficiency. He lives above the chinese restaurant his parents own. Whatever its original goofy charm, the movie hasnt aged terribly well. Showing that the boy graduated from high school and in the end, he is outside and the audience is led to believe that he was okay. Sort of if you crossed the movies mask 1985 with the boy in the plastic bubble 1976, but more appropriate for younger children. Dec 07, 2015 the boy in the bubble moved a world he couldnt touch. The boy in the plastic bubble is a 1976 american madefortelevision drama film inspired by the lives of david vetter and ted devita, who lacked effective immune systems.
He was unable to leave this sterile environment for fear of contracting a disease. Bubble boy s been in a bubble all his life due to no immune system. William shearer, doctor like another dad to boy in bubble. The heartbreaking true of story of what happened to the. Her boyfriend proposes and bb decides to travel across usa to niagara falls to stop the wedding. Watch the boy in the bubble american experience official. This is an absolute classic and i am so happy i have it in my possession now after so many years since i last watched it when it was shown for the first time on tv. But what hope is there for a relationship with a boy whose entire life is spent protected from the outside world by a plastic tent. Hollywood loves stories of young pretty people with terminal illnesses. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Nov 02, 2010 the isolator was a sterile environment surrounded by plastic. John travolta, robert reed, diana hyland, karen morrow, and glynnis oconnor in the boy in the plastic bubble 1976. Noonans use was a reference to the boy in the plastic bubble.
Glynnis oconner was young, lovely and was spared the drama of death and stardom she quietly slipped away. May 18, 2017 everything, everything is an updated, genderreversed and more engaging version of the boy in the plastic bubble. The isolator was a sterile environment surrounded by plastic. On northern exposure anthony edwards played a man who had developed severe allergies to artificial materials basically, to us civilization. The film centers on the life of tod lubitch john travolta, who was born with an improperly functioning immune system.
Touching the world would have killed him in fairly short. He wants to skateboard but his mom would never allow it. Vetter became known as the bubble boy after he was placed in a germfree plastic bubble that he lived in for 12 years. The book i read, the bubble wrap boy, has a few main characters like these. Travolta was not yet well known 7amp in that decade he was just about as cute as jake for a later generation. The theme had already had the serious treatment as a disease of the week telefilm, the boy in the plastic bubble 1976, with john travolta as tod lubitch. Feb 14, 2017 the boy in the plastic bubble reminds me of a laughably ghoulish internet based urban legend, in which a young girl wakes up following heart transplant surgery to discover that her boyfriend, alive and well before the procedure, provided the donor heart, as the ultimate gesture of sacrifice in the name of love. Buy the boy in the bubble new edition by ian strachan isbn. With jake gyllenhaal, swoosie kurtz, marley shelton, danny trejo. His story, along with that of texas patient david vetter, was used to create the 1976 madefortv movie the boy in the plastic bubble.
The tortured life and untimely death of david vetter. Youtube, youtube channel, video marketing, youtuber, igtv, erika vieira, video, instagram hatecast clint taylor. The book was published in 2019 under the title bursting the bubble. May 29, 2017 like travoltas character in the boy in the plastic bubble, david vetter wore an actual space suit to leave his bubble though his was more arduous to put on and had to remain attached via.817 397 363 968 354 953 130 1300 396 165 543 27 830 633 786 951 1357 1467 820 217 992 779 127 565 1169 903 1431 434 253 1019 1416 910 861 484 266 1036 274