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 »
A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy... 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
Herbie's Californian license plate number is "OFP 857". See more »
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 »
[speaking to his secretary about a group of men in his office]
Who're these clowns?
They're your new lawyers, Mr. Hawk. You fired the others yesterday.
Okay, fellas, now I want to tear down the Steinmetz firehouse. Okay?
Just a moment, Mr. Hawk. Do you have the necessary permit?
[suddenly becomes angry]
Of course I don't have a permit! I don't even own the land yet!
Sorry, Mr. Hawk. Such an action would only jeopardize your entire legal standing of your new building. We can't permit...
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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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