The boy in the plastic bubble

The boy in the plastic bubble

Original title: The boy in the plastic bubble
Production: American Broadcasting Company (ABC); Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Country: United States
Director: Randal Kleiser
Script: Douglas Day Stewart; Joe Morgenstern
Photography: Archie R. Dalzell
Music: Mark Snow
Cast: John Travolta; Glynnis O'Connor; Robert Reed; Diana Hyland
Year: 1976
Duration: 96
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: English
Languages available: English; Spanish
Subtitles: English; Spanish
Keywords: TV movie, telefilm, based on a true story, basado en hechos reales, illness, disease, enfermedad


 Based on a true story, 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.


 Winner of 1 Primetime Emmy: Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Special (Diana Hyland)

Nominated to 2 Primetime Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Original Teleplay, and, Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Special

Nominated to a TV Land Award: Blockbuster Movie of the Week

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