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The Love Bug (1968)

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

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Havershaw
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Detective
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Police Sgt.
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Carhop
Andy Granatelli ...
Association President
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Bice
Gil Lamb ...
Policeman at Park
Nicole Jaffe ...
Girl In Dune-buggy
Wally Boag ...
Flabbergasted Driver
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Storyline

Meet Jim Douglas, a down-on-his-luck race car driver who lives in an old run-down fire house in San Francisco with his friend Tennessee Steinmetz, a occasional drunk mechanic. One day, Jim went to a luxury car dealer and surprisingly seen a strange Volkswagon Beetle with a unusual problem, it tends to drive on it's own almost having its own mind. Then this car drove all the way to Jim's home. Believing that the owner of the car dealership Peter Thorndyke, planted the car on him. Then, Jim wanted to try out the car for himself, then, he experienced the nature of the car for himself. Then, Jim fixed it and now is in more control. Tennessee dubbed the car "Herbie". Then, Jim used Heribe for races. Jim then, was rising to fame and becoming more successful in racing, Then, Thorndyke wants Herbie back, but Jim refuses and Thorndyke wanted to compete against Jim in the races, then Thorndyke sabotaged Herbie before a race so, he can win. then, a big race known as the "El Dorado" was coming up... Written by John Wiggins

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It's a Love-in for Herbie... the incredible little car who shifts for himself! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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13 March 1969 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The backdrop in the race scenes is of the Riverside International Raceway. See more »

Goofs

The Volkswagen was not being pulled behind the cable car. It was actually driven from the back seat by a man whose head can be briefly seen in the right rear side of the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Douglas: I'd like another shot at that prize money. Okay for next Sunday?
Bice: No, Jim, it ain't okay.
Jim Douglas: Now, look, Bice, I know...
Bice: No, *you* look. All my drivers are eighteen, nineteen... You're too old for these kid sports. You're liable to get hurt in there.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the end credits, the words "The End" turn into an animated bug which drives away from the screen. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Tik-Tak-Polka
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Written by Johann Strauss
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It's Silly, but Fun
1 November 2000 | by (Crawfordsville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

OK, this movie isn't high art. It's a silly comedy for kids or families. But if that's what you're looking for then this is a good one. Some of the performances are goofy, some of the images are goofy, but hey, there's nothing wrong with enjoying this movie. Just don't take it too seriously (because you can't) and let yourself be a kid for a while.


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