Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Charlie Bucket and four other children find a golden ticket inside a Wonka Bar, granting them access to a guided tour of the long-closed Wonka factory. Each has been approached by Slugworth who wants an Everlasting Gobstopper. Charlie and his grandpa throw away the prize by drinking the Fizzy Lifting Drink despite being asked not to, but Charlie returns the Everlasting Gobstopper, proving his honesty and goodness over the other kids and wins the factory.

Neil Jones

Revealing mistake: When Charlie and Grandpa Joe drink the fizzy lifting drink and are floating in the air you can see the hook that is connected to the wire that Charlie is being held up by.

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Trivia: Peter Ostrum won the role for Charlie while acting at the Cleveland Playhouse children's theater in 6th grade. He had no acting experience after that, and is now a veterinarian.

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Question: When Charlie goes into the candy shop and gets a Scrumdiddlyumptious bar, he gobbles it down and the man warns him he'll get a stomach ache. The fifth golden ticket had been found (or so Charlie thinks at this point), so he can't be digging for it. I've never understood: what was the point in eating it so fast?

Macalou

Chosen answer: In the original book, Charlie has an obsession with chocolate that he only satiates once a year on his birthday. Also, at this point in the book, the Bucket family is going through an extremely hard time and Charlie has had less food than he usually would have, so he is EXTREMELY hungry.

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