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.

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Revealing mistake: After Violet has chewed the gum and is blowing up, if you look near the bottom of her right leg, you can see the air hose that is blowing her up. Visible on full screen only.

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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: Why did the author of the book, that this movie is based on, hate this movie version so much?

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Chosen answer: He felt that it took too many liberties with the story. In the original agreement, Dahl himself was to write the screenplay (he was, by that point, a not-unsuccessful screenwriter), only to find that his version of the script was subsequently heavily re-written, including what Dahl felt were a number of unnecessary gimmicks, such as Wonka's penchant for literary quotations. Even the title of the film was changed from the original "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", in order to tie into the launch of the "Wonka Bar", a new candy bar made by the Quaker Oats company, who co-financed the film. Annoyed at all the changes, he ultimately disowned the film and refused to sell the cinematic rights to the sequel, "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator".

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