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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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Lawyer
Liam Dunn ...
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Elaine Devry ...
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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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A little SQUIRT makes a big SPLASH! See more »


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6 June 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pandilla de cupido motorizado  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike The Love Bug (1968), in which all VW logos were removed from Herbie, Disney worked closely with Volkswagen to promote the sequel. 300,000 Herbie posters were distributed to dealers to pass on to their customers and each VW dealer had a Bug on display that was made up to look like Herbie. Plus, if a customer wanted to turn their new Beetle into a Herbie they could purchase a graphics kit from the VW parts department. 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

Alonzo Hawk: [Hawk is in Rome; sees the Coliseum] What a location.
Taxi Driver: Ah, si, the mighty Coliseum. The Glory of Rome. Doesn't it stir your imagination?
Alonzo Hawk: You bet it does, baby. Do you realize what a shopping center we can put up there? Plenty of parking, too.
[a disturbed look then comes to the taxi driver's face, after hearing this remark]
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Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
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Love that Volkswagon!

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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