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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

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ABC, 11/12/1976, 120 mins). John Travolta stars as a teenager born with no immunities and forced to live in an incubator-like environment isolating him from any direct human contact. He is faced with a life or death decision when he falls in love with the girl next door. Diana Hyland, playing the boy’s mother, won an Emmy Award for her performance.Writers Douglas Day Stewart and Joseph Morgenstern were cited with Emmy nominations.

Production Company Spelling-Goldberg Productions. Director Randal Kleiser. Executive Producers Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg. Producers Cindy Dunne, Joel Thurm. Teleplay Douglas Day Stewart. Based on a Story by Douglas Day Stewart, Joseph Morgenstern. Photography Arch R. Dalzell. Music Mark Snow. Song “What Would They Say?” written and performed by Paul Williams. Editor Jack McSweeney. Art Director Paul Sylos. Associate Producer Shelley Hull.

Cast John Travolta (Tod Lubitch), Glynnis O’Connor (Gina Biggs), Robert Reed (Johnny Lubitch), Diana Hyland (Mickey Lubitch), Ralph Bellamy (Dr. Ernest Gunther), Karen Morrow (Martha Biggs), Howard Platt (Pete Biggs), John Friedrich (Roy Slater), Vernee Watson (Gwen), Buzz Aldrin (Himself), Kelly Ward (Tom Shuster), Skip Lowell (Bruce Shuster), John Megna (Smith), Darrell Zwerling (Mr. Brister), P.J. Soles (Deborah), Timothy Himes (Obnoxious reporter), Victor Brandt (TV installer), Hilda Haynes (Nurse), Jack McLaughlin (Principal), Verna Foxworth (Neighbor), Karri Kirsch (Gina at age 3), Kimberly Kirsch (Gina at age 3), Seth Wagerman (Tod at age 3), Anne Ramsay (Rachel).

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