About 11 years ago I remember seeing a VHS movie about some kids and their dad who made a crazy flying car. The car helped the man rescue his kids from an evil dungeon. I think the dad worked in a candy factory, too. I was about four or five, so I don't remember much about it, but I recall watching it many times because I loved it. It wasn't a cartoon.

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    The title needs spoilers.
    – Mazura
    Commented Feb 2, 2019 at 3:25
  • Would "magic" be a better word than "crazy" in the title ?
    – Criggie
    Commented Feb 2, 2019 at 3:57
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    @Criggie crazy fits the car better Commented Feb 2, 2019 at 17:42

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Many of those details match the 1968 musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It involves a flying car, the father is an inventor who creates a new type of candy, and the children are captured by the evil Child Catcher and imprisoned.

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    Could this be the "dungeon" in question? youtube.com/watch?v=-SJAouBCKHo
    – Cupit
    Commented Jan 31, 2019 at 23:57
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    Fun fact, the original novel that this movie was based on was written by Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 5:15
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    @RobertColumbia: and the movie produced by 'Cubby' Broccoli, who later produced the Bond films (except the 'rogue' Never Say Never Again and the parody version of Casino Royale) Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 8:14
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    I saw the title of the question and jumped in to give this answer. Too late! Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 15:05
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    From the title alone, it could have been either this or one of the Flubber movies.
    – Robyn
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 21:52

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