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Director:
Writers:
Bill Walsh (screenplay) &
Don DaGradi (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
13 March 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Herbie Will Honk His Way Into Your Heart. See more »
Plot:
A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A Car that Will Win You Over See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Jones ... Jim Douglas

Michele Lee ... Carole Bennett

David Tomlinson ... Peter Thorndyke

Buddy Hackett ... Tennessee Steinmetz

Joe Flynn ... Havershaw
Benson Fong ... Mr. Wu
Joe E. Ross ... Detective (in opening credits) (as Joe E.Ross)
Barry Kelley ... Police Sgt.
Iris Adrian ... Carhop
Andy Granatelli ... Association President

Ned Glass ... Toll Booth Attendant
Robert Foulk ... Bice
Gil Lamb ... Policeman at Park
Nicole Jaffe ... Girl In Dune-buggy
Wally Boag
Russ Caldwell ... Boy Driving Dune-buggy
Max Balchowsky
Peter Renaday ... Policeman on Bridge (as P.L. Renoudet)

Brian Fong ... Chinese Carrying Herbie
Alan Fordney
Stan Duke

Gary Owens ... Announcer
Chick Hearn ... Announcer

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Mexican Driver (as Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez)
Dale Van Sickel ... Driver
Regis Parton ... Driver (as Reg Parton)
Regina Parton ... Driver

Tom Bamford ... Driver
Bob Drake ... Driver
Marion J. Playan ... Driver
Hall Brock ... Driver

Bill Hickman ... Driver
Rex Ramsey ... Driver
Hal Grist ... Driver
Lynn Grate ... Driver
Larry Schmitz ... Driver
Dick Warlock ... Driver (as Richard Warlock)
Dana Derfus ... Driver
Everett Creach ... Driver
Gerald Jann ... Driver
Bill Couch ... Driver
Ted Duncan ... Driver
Robert F. Hoy ... Driver (as Robert Hoy)
Gene Roscoe ... Driver
Jock Mahoney ... Driver (as Jack Mahoney)
Charles Willis ... Driver
Richard Brill ... Driver
Roy Butterfield ... Driver
Rudy Doucette ... Driver
J.J. Wilson ... Driver
Jim McCullough Sr. ... Driver (as Jim McCullough)

Bud Ekins ... Driver
Glenn R. Wilder ... Driver (as Glenn Wilder)
Gene Curtis ... Driver
Robert James ... Driver
John Timanus ... Driver
Bob Harris ... Driver
Fred Krone ... Driver
Dick Geary ... Driver (as Richard Geary)

Jesse Wayne ... Driver
Jack Perkins ... Driver
Fred Stromsoe ... Driver
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... Driver (as Ronnie Rondell)
Kim Brewer ... Driver

Herbie The Love Bug ... Itself (as Herbie)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry J. Blake ... Race Track Timekeeper (uncredited)
John Cliff ... Track Official (uncredited)
Harold Fong ... Mr. Wu's Manager (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Mexican Official (uncredited)
Allen Jung ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Kathryn Minner ... Flower Saleswoman (uncredited)

Bing Russell ... Race Track Starter (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Policeman on Bridge (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
 
Writing credits
Bill Walsh (screenplay) &
Don DaGradi (screenplay)

Gordon Buford (story)

Produced by
Bill Walsh .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Bruns 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Colman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
John B. Mansbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
Emile Kuri 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Otis Malcolm .... makeup artist
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Paul Cameron .... unit manager (as Paul L.Cameron)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Hibler .... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
Robert Webb .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas .... sound mixer
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Wylie .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects (as Dan Lee)
Robert A. Mattey .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... special photographic effects
Eustace Lycett .... special photographic effects
Alan Maley .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Max Balchowsky .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stan Reed .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Emily Sundby .... costumer
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestration
 
Other crew
Carey Loftin .... supervisor: driving sequences
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
108 min
Country:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | France:U | Iceland:L | Norway:A | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (passed with cuts) | USA:G (Approved No. 21083) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Herbie got his name when the crew of the film was watching one of Buddy Hackett's skits about a ski instructor with a funny accent. Then Hackett said, "If you ain't got a herbie [pronounced hoy-bie], I ain't goin'." The name stuck.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: There are two cars used in the Lamborghini scene. The first one in which Jim drives up is in fact a Lamborghini, but the car that gets destroyed by Herbie moments later is a red Jaguar.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 snorts. You're liable to get hurt in there.
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Soundtrack:
Tik-Tak-Polka op. 365See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Car that Will Win You Over, 3 November 2003
Author: Jenny from Red Bud



Since, I was three years old I have loved Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of his own. The Love Bug is a wonderful film for the family. Filled with adventure, comedy, and sweetness it is perfect for kids of all ages. When Jim Douglas, played by Dean Jones, starts to have a fluke in his racing career he almost gives up hope. He is stunned by a car dealership that is owned by Thorndyke, played by David Tomlinson, where he first runs into the famous Herbie. After standing up for the little car, Jim has found that the little car is his for keeps.

After winning numerous races, Jim believes it is his luck and not the little car. Tennessee, played by Buddy Hackett, knows that it is the little car and not Jim. Tennessee also influences Carole, played by Michele Lee, who took a little more convincing. Thorndyke tries many evil and cruel stunts to win Herbie back. After a mere loss, Jim has to prove himself to the little car and to the rest of his friends.

A big race is where Jim believes he will do it. The race is two days long and in those two days the little car will be tested to the limits. Herbie rides on water, rides with only two wheels, and even comes apart. Thorndyke is a true bad loser and is actually intimidated by the little car. This will determine who the better person in the end is.

The actors in this movie are truly acting and the content of the movie is

good as well. Robert Stevenson did a wonderful job directing this movie. Having the actors know how to act and having the little car doing all of the stunts played a really made a difference in this movie. As for the little car, I would like to know how they made him come to life so well that kept my interest for fifteen years. This is a wonderful movie and families every where will fall in love with Herbie and the rest of the cast.

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