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Herbie Rides Again (1974)

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

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Lawyer
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Loostgarten
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Traffic Commissioner (as RichardX.Slattery) (as Richard X.Slattery: in closing credits)
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Alonzo Hawk is a mean-spirited property developer who has bought several blocks of land in the downtown district in order to build a gigantic shopping mall. There is one problem however; an elderly widow named Steinmetz won't sell the one remaining lot that Hawk needs to proceed with his scheme. So he resorts to all manner of chicanery, legal or otherwise, to get it. Fortunately, the widow Steinmetz has an ace up her sleeve in the form of Herbie, the miraculous Volkswagen. Written by Alfred Jingle

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A little SQUIRT makes a big SPLASH! See more »


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6 June 1974 (USA)  »

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The Love Bug Rides Again  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The make and model of the retired San Francisco cable car was an "Old No. 22". See more »

Goofs

When Willoughby Whitfield and Nicole Harris are in the restaurant the first time, a boat passes behind Whitfield. The boat is partially visible through his jacket. See more »

Quotes

Willoughby Whitfield: Why do you pretend to talk to this car? Some people might wonder.
Nicole Harris: Don't listen to him, Herbie. Just move it.
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Connections

Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

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Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
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A Solid Sequel to The Love Bug
18 March 2010 | by (St. Louis Park, MN) – See all my reviews

Years ago, I saw Herbie Rides Again at a drive-in with my parents and recently I saw the movie for the first time in years when it aired on TCM. After more than 35 years from its original release, Herbie Rides Agam is a solid sequel to The Love Bug.

The cast was outstanding, including Keenan Wynn reprising his role as ruthless real estate baron Alonzo Hawk, Helen Hayes as Mrs. Steinmetz, Ken Berry as Hawks nephew Willoughby and Stefanie Powers as Nicole.

But the real star of the show was Herbie, the Volkswagen. No. 53 was back in action in his help to save Mrs. Steinmetz's firehouse from destruction by Hawk for a new skyscraper. The car with a mind of its own was aided by outstanding special effects. My favorite scene was near the end when Herbie and a fleet of Volkswagens teamed up to save the firehouse from being razed. I also liked the scenes of San Francisco, especially Fisherman's Wharf.

Who would have thought that the movie's success would lead to two more sequels in the 70s and a recent update with Lindsey Lohan? Rev it up and rent it.


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