The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a 1976 American made-for-television drama film inspired by the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who lacked effective immune systems. It stars John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Diana Hyland, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy & P.J. Soles. read more
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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a 1976 American made-for-television drama film inspired by the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who lacked effective immune systems. It stars John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Diana Hyland, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy & P.J. Soles. It was written by Douglas Day Stewart, executive produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg, and directed by Randal Kleiser, who would work with Travolta again in Grease shortly after. The original music score was composed by Mark Snow. The theme song "What Would They Say" was written and sung by Paul Williams. William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills was used for filming.

Original Release

11/12/1976

Cast

John Travolta Tod Lubitch
Glynnis O'Connor Gina Biggs
Robert Reed Johnny Lubitch
Diana Hyland Mickey Lubitch
Buzz Aldrin Himself
Karen Morrow Martha Biggs
Howard Platt Neighbor
Ralph Bellamy Dr. Gunther
John Friedrich Roy Slater
Kelly Ward Tom Shuster
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Randal Kleiser

Writers

Douglas Day Stewart, Joe Morgenstern

Cast

John Travolta Tod Lubitch
Glynnis O'Connor Gina Biggs
Robert Reed Johnny Lubitch
Diana Hyland Mickey Lubitch
Buzz Aldrin Himself
Karen Morrow Martha Biggs
Howard Platt Neighbor
Ralph Bellamy Dr. Gunther
John Friedrich Roy Slater
Kelly Ward Tom Shuster
Skip Lowell Bruce Shuster
John Megna Smith
Vernee Watson Gwen
Darrell Zwerling Mr. Brister (as Darryl Zwerling)
P.J. Soles Deborah
Timothy Himes Obnoxious Reporter
Victor Brandt TV Installer
Hilda Haynes The Nurse
Jack McLaughlin-Gray Principal (as Jack McLaughlin)
Erna Foxworth Neighbor

Producers

Leonard Goldberg Executive Producer
Aaron Spelling Executive Producer
Cindy Dunne Producer
Joel Thurm Producer
Shelley Hull Producer

Editors

John McSweeney Jr.

1977 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Original Teleplay Nominated
1977 Emmy Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Special Won
1977 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Special Nominated
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