Inspector Gadget

July 23, 1999 0 By Fans
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A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 3.9/10 (18,760 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

David Kellogg

Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher

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.

Writers: Andy Heyward, Jean Chalopin


Matthew Broderick

Inspector Gadget
Robo Gadget
John Brown

Rupert Everett

Sanford Scolex

Joely Fisher


Michelle Trachtenberg


Andy Dick


Cheri Oteri

Mayor Wilson

Mike Hagerty


(as Michael G. Hagerty)

Dabney Coleman

Chief Quimby

D.L. Hughley



Rene Auberjonois

Artemus Bradford

(as René Auberjonois)

Frances Bay


Mr. T


Richard Kiel

Famous Big Guy with Silver Teeth

Richard Lee-Sung

Famous Villain with Deadly Hat

Bobby Bell

Famous Identifier of Sea Planes

(as Robert N. Bell)

The Greatest Hero Ever Assembled

Release Date: 23 July 1999

Filming Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $75,000,000


Opening Weekend: $21,889,138
(25 July 1999)
(2814 Screens)

Gross: $97,360,069
(26 December 1999)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Tim Curry was considered for the role of Claw.


When Inspector Gadget falls on top of Brenda in the building, the position of their faces rapidly changes between shots.


Inspector Gadget:
I don't know what you're up to, Claw, but I will stop you.

Dr. Claw:
Aw touché, Inspector, I think someone has been watching way too many Saturday morning cartoons.

User Review

It strayed away from the cartoon too much


Film: Gadget's real name is John Brown.

Cartoon: His name really is Gadget. — Film: Claw's real name is
Sanford Scolex.

Cartoon: His name really is Claw. — Film: Metro City is in the USA.

Cartoon: Metro City is in Canada. — Film: Gadget works for the local
police department.

Cartoon: Gadget works for Interpol. — Film: Gadget used to be a
security guard and was injured in an explosion.

Cartoon: Gadget used to be a policeman and was injured when he slipped
on a banana peel. — Film: Claw's face is shown (and it looks nothing
like the action figure).

Cartoon: Claw's face is never shown. — Film: Claw has a mechanical
claw inplace of one of his hands.

Cartoon: Claw has normal hands. — Film: Quimby hates Gadget for no

Cartoon: Quimby thinks Gadget is one of Interpol's best inspectors. —
Film: The Gadget Mobile can talk and has many gadgets.

Cartoon: The Gadget Mobile can't talk, can change from a police car to
a van (and vice versa) and has only a few gadgets. — Film: Gadget was
put back together by a team of surgeons.

Cartoon: Gadget was put back together by one man; Professor Baxter. —
Film: Claw is the head of Scolex Industries.

Cartoon: Claw is the head of a criminal organization called MAD. —
Film: Claw has two minions.

Cartoon: Claw has hundreds of minions. — Film: Gadget has 60 gadgets.

Cartoon: Gadget has 14,000 gadgets.