Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for "himself" and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic ... See full summary »
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
When Herbie starts calling up other Volkswagens to defend the firehouse, the first one is another Herbie with the "53" logo painted over. The front seat of that car is also removed and a driver's head is visible (covered in a cap that's the same color as the rest of the car seats). He is almost out of sight, but not quite. See more »
At the tender age of nineteen, I was the best known repossessor of cars west of the Mississippi. Hot-wire Hawk, they called me.
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Herbie the Volkswagon is one of my childhood favorites and this is the movie I discovered Him.
Seeing this movie again, I ended up loving it all over again and think it is a pretty good family movie.
A weird thing about this movie is that even though it was filmed in 1973, it looks like it was made in the mid sixties. I guess it was Stephanie Powers's character's sense of style and the heavy use of sets and rear projection.
The Volkswagon beatle has always had a persona to it and the Herbie movies highlight it.
"The Love Bug" and "Herbie Rides Again" are great examples of the child like spirit of Disney at their best.
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