Disney VHS: Inspector Gadget w/ Case Matthew Broderick Dolby Surround Full Screen


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Disney’s Inspector Gadget [VHS]
Matthew Broderick (Actor), Rupert Everett (Actor), David Kellogg (Director) Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) Format: VHS Tape

A security guard’s dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer. A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love.

Actors: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg, Andy Dick
Directors: David Kellogg
Writers: Andy Heyward, Bruno Bianchi, Dana Olsen, Jean Chalopin, Kerry Ehrin
Producers: Aaron Meyerson
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Live, NTSC
Language: English
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
VHS Release Date: December 7, 1999
Run Time: 78 minutes

On the tape:
Tarzan trailer
An X-Tremely Goofy Movie trailer
Pinocchio trailer
I’ll Be Home For Christmas trailer
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas trailer
ABC promo
Youngstown’s Debut Album promo/Stay Tuned bumper
Disney website promo

Inspector Gadget offers more than you’d expect from a superhero blockbuster with dazzling special effects and a well-written script. The casting is the true strength of the film. Matthew Broderick has always won critical acclaim, due to his superb acting versatility in films including War Games, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Cable Guy, and Godzilla. In his finest performance, Broderick transforms the two dimensional cartoon character made famous by Don Adams, from a security guard into a compassionate, crimefighting cyborg, made up of equal parts of “MacGyver” and “Robocop” with tear-jerking results.

The Gadgetmobile, designed by Brenda Bradford, is a 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible instead of a Matra Murena/Toyota Celica hybrid from the cartoon and can’t transform from a minivan to a police vehicle and often drives by itself. It has an artificial intelligence with a male persona, and unlike the TV series, “he” can talk. Like most anthropomorphic cars, his front bumper acts as a mouth and he has eyes in his headlights. However, unlike those, which have two eyes, he has four. He also has a face on a computer screen on the dashboard. Among other things, he can camouflage himself, has a radar system to track Gadget’s location (and other people’s as well), can extend his tires upwards, has retractable jail bars in his back seat (for transporting criminals), has ejector seats and a vending machine (options on this include McDonald’s, M&M’s, Skittles (which spill everywhere when he crashes into Claw’s limo), Sprite, and Coca-Cola), sirens in the hood that attach to the windshield, and a powerful engine he keeps in his rear trunk. His artificial intelligence has a laid-back personality. The Gadgetmobile openly breaks the law constantly (he is a particular fan of backturns), but claims it is okay: “Speed limits are for cars, not the Gadgetmobile.” Comedian D. L. Hughley provides his voice.


Case slightly squished. VHS itself is near mint. Tape is completely rewinded for your convenience. Full screen. Dolby Surround.