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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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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
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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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The Loveable Bug's back doin' his thing! 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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(Technicolor)

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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

When Herbie is blocked at the dead end by the three large black cars, there is an interior shot of the two lawyers on the car phone. The background blue screen shot shows the same three black cars just coming around the corner. See more »

Quotes

Loostgarten: Loostgarten speaking.
Willoughby Whitfield: [imitating Hawk's voice over the telephone] This is Alonzo Hawk.
Loostgarten: Right, Mr. Hawk.
Willoughby Whitfield: Loostgarten, there's been a slight change in plan. I don't want you to knock down the firehouse tonight. Instead I want you to knock down 343 Oleander Heights. You got that, 343 Oleander Heights?
Loostgarten: Right.
Willoughby Whitfield: [quickly spoken] Write it down! I don't want you to be blackballed in the wrecking ball buisness. If you know what I mean.
[then he chuckles quickly]
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Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 25 October 2004 (2004) 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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