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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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Nicole
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Ivor Barry ...
Chauffeur
Dan Tobin ...
Lawyer
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Liam Dunn ...
Doctor
Elaine Devry ...
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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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Storyline

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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He's a party crasher...a bad guy smasher...a home saver...a wave maker...but most of all Herbie's a LOVEABLE BUG! See more »


Certificate:

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6 June 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Love Bug Rides Again  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Herbie's Californian license plate number is "OFP 857". See more »

Goofs

When Herbie takes Mrs. Steinmetz up the window washing elevator, the alignment of the elevator with the external vertical building columns changes between the close-up and wide angle shots as it ascends. See more »

Quotes

Alonzo Hawk: [speaking to his secretary about a group of men in his office] Who're these clowns?
Secretary: They're your new lawyers, Mr. Hawk. You fired the others yesterday.
Alonzo Hawk: Okay, fellas, now I want to tear down the Steinmetz firehouse. Okay?
Lawyer-Second Team: Just a moment, Mr. Hawk. Do you have the necessary permit?
Alonzo Hawk: [suddenly becomes angry] Of course I don't have a permit! I don't even own the land yet!
Lawyer-Second Team: Sorry, Mr. Hawk. Such an action would only jeopardize your entire legal standing of your new building. We can't permit...
Alonzo Hawk: [...]
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Connections

Features The Love Bug (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
(uncredited)
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
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A worthy sequel to The Lovebug
14 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another of my favorite movies from childhood, I classify this movie as being as good as the original for a number of reasons.

Lines, this movie has a lot of funny lines and good actors. I can still today go back and look at the film and laugh at some of the scenes and lines in this film.

Another good thing in this film is footage. Herbie is literally everywhere in this film.

Yes it gets a bit corny at times but its not so corny as to be unwatchable. The film has aged and it really does show its era, but that doesn't detract from it's enjoyability factor. This is a good family movie even if it does have a few scenes that boarder on pg.


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