Now Streaming on Classix

Now Streaming

Watch Now

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

PG 11/12/1976 (US) TV MovieDrama 1h 36m

A lifetime of loneliness...Or one day of love


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.

  1. Randal Kleiser


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Travolta

    John Travolta

    Tod Lubitch

  2. Glynnis O'Connor

    Glynnis O'Connor

    Gina Biggs

  3. Robert Reed

    Robert Reed

    Johnny Lubitch

  4. Diana Hyland

    Diana Hyland

    Mickey Lubitch

  5. Buzz Aldrin

    Buzz Aldrin


  6. Karen Morrow

    Karen Morrow

    Martha Biggs

  7. Howard Platt


  8. Ralph Bellamy

    Ralph Bellamy

    Dr. Gunther

  9. P.J. Soles

    P.J. Soles


  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


Content Score


Almost there...

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?