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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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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:

The Love Bug Rides Again  »

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$38,229,000
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Makes and models of other vehicles seen in the film apart from the Herbie 'Love Bug' Volkswagen such as in the car chase included three 1972 Lincoln Continentals, a 1957 Mercury, and a Rolls Royce Sedan. See more »

Goofs

One of the Volkswagens in the Volkswagen fleet has a young couple kissing in the back seat. Whenever we see them, it's a still frame of them kissing with a superimposed background in the back window. See more »

Quotes

Willoughby Whitfield: Good morning, Miss Milicent.
Secretary: Good morning.
Willoughby Whitfield: Mrs. Steinmeintz!
Secretary: I told you Mr. Hawk was busy.
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Connections

Referenced in Public Eye: Nobody Wants to Know (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
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Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
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The best of the series.
17 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

"The Love Bug" runs this entry a very close second, but the energy of "Herbie Rides Again" makes it perfect for kids. There are many great scenes and sequences that appeal to the younger set, and the normally 'bo-ring' opening credits are spiced up with stock footage of buildings being demolished. That immediately made me pay attention when I was a little whipper-snapper!

Disney should have stopped this series at this point. The next film, "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo," was pedestrian, and only saving grace was that it, A) features Don Knotts, and B) is 1,000 times better than "Herbie Goes Bananas," the only good thing about which is the whacky title.


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