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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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Ivor Barry ...
Chauffeur
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Lawyer
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Doctor
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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 is Back in High Gear! 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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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The make and model of the retired San Francisco cable car was an "Old No. 22". 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

Traffic Commissioner: Ah, it's you again, Mr. Hawk.
Alonzo Hawk: Save me! Save me! They're after me! They're after me!
Traffic Commissioner: Who's after you?
Alonzo Hawk: Those little cars, hundreds of them. Can't you see them, you idiot?
Traffic Commissioner: Mr. Hawk, I wonder would you mind coming down to my place of business?
Alonzo Hawk: I would be happy to. I would - Ooh, oh, oh, ahh!
[Alonso Hawk's final line]
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Connections

Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 25 October 2004 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
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Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Just fun. Perfect for kids
13 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up on Herbie movies. I even "met" Herbie in the Panama Canal Zone during the filming of Herbie Goes Bananas. (Thank you Mrs. Kelstom!) I hadn't seen a Herbie movie in 25 years. They're exactly as I remember. These films were made back when Disney still had a keen eye on children's imaginations. Is the film cheesy? Absolutely. Intentionally so. How else could a movie about a "living" car turn out? Helen Hayes is charming. Stephanie Powers is spunky. Keenan Wynn is almost perfect in his role as the over-the-top Disney villain. OK - the flashbacks to Herbie's racing career are too long. But the film is strong enough to succeed despite that setback. This film is classic early Disney - full of impossible fantasy and magical inventions. If you have children - this film is a must.


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