The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

The The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a 1976 American made-for-television drama film based on the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who both suffered from immunological deficiencies. John Travolta, Glynis O’Connor, Diana Hyland, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy, and P.J. Soles star. It was written by Douglas Day Stewart, produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg (who also produced Starsky and Hutch and Charlie’s Angels at the time), and directed by Randal Kleiser, who would later work with Travolta again in the 1978 successful musical film adaptation of Grease. Mark Snow wrote the original music score. Paul Williams wrote and performed the theme tune “What Would They Say?” William Howard Taft High School was used for filming.

The movie first aired November 12, 1976 on ABC.