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Herbie Rides Again (1974)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  6 June 1974 (USA)
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The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

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Mrs. Steinmetz
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Nicole
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Mr. Judson
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Huntz Hall ...
Judge
Ivor Barry ...
Chauffeur
Dan Tobin ...
Lawyer
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Taxi Driver
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Lawyer
Liam Dunn ...
Doctor
Elaine Devry ...
Secretary
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Loostgarten
Richard X. Slattery ...
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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Herbie Rides Again  »

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Herbie The Love Bug was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe ragtop sedan painted in Volkswagen L87 pearl white. Under normal circumstances, the interior would be a matching white. However, Herbie's interior was painted a special non-reflective grey color so the camera and studio lights would not reflect. See more »

Goofs

During the Golden Gate Bridge sequence when Herbie is going backwards down the Bridge, he begins to disappear pixel by pixel before he goes off screen. 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: 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!
Secretary: 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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Followed by Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) See more »

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Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
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Terrific movie
11 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Herbie Rides Again is a great family comedy. The funniest part in the movie was when Herbie and all of his volkswagen friends chased Alonso Hawke down the streets of San Francisco. That part is hilarious and priceless. Children and adults will love this movie and the other Herbie movies too. Go out and buy all of the Herbie movies. You won't regret it.


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