The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

Welcome Back Kotter star John Travolta headlines the made-for-TV Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Douglas Day Stewart's fact-based teleplay casts Travolta as Tod Lubitsch, a teenager who was born without disease immunities. Tod is forced to… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Randy White
Common Sense Media

Worthwhile tale of adolescence and difference.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Typical disease-of-the-week TV fare, made memorable by a young John Travolta on the cusp of superstardom.

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Aj V
This is one of the best made for TV movies ever. It's a very sad drama with a great, unique story and I loved it. I highly recommend it.
James Alvarez
I may have watched this a hundred times when I was younger late at night when no one was around. All I remember are some pushups and him riding off on a horse… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Touching story, when John Travolta was still a boy. We watched this on TV and were fascinated by it. In 1976, it seemed so hi-tech.
Leo L
Good movie. Interesting story plot. One of my favorite movies from John Travolta.
Leigh Ryan
Well done performances.
Wu Chouin
Heartwarming TV movie is carried by Travolta's great performance.