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Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

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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.

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Jacques Marin ...
Inspector Bouchet
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Quincey
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Max
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Bruno Von Stickle
Xavier Saint-Macary ...
Detective Fontenoy (as Xavier Saint Macary)
François Lalande ...
Monsieur Ribeaux
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Emile
Laurie Main ...
Duval
Mike Kulcsar ...
Claude
Johnny Haymer ...
Race Official
Stanley Brock ...
Taxi Driver
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Waiter
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Storyline

Race car driver, Jim Douglas goes to Monte Carlo to enter his car, Herbie, in the Monte Carlo rally. When they get there, Herbie falls for another driver's car and Jim falls for the driver Diane, who thinks he's weird. But what they don't know is that a pair of thieves who stole a very valuable diamond, hid it in Herbie's gas tank. And the thieves try to get it back. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The Love Bug turns the great race into a Herbie-Derby! See more »


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Release Date:

24 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cupido motorizado enamorado  »

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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

Jacques Marin, Xavier Saint-Macary, François Lalande and Gérard Jugnot dubbed themselves for the French version of the film. See more »

Goofs

When the thieves first appear in the museum, in the first shot Max's leg is up and resting on Quincy, but in the next shot both his legs are on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Jim Douglas: Is that a knocking I hear in the gas tank?
Wheely Applegate: Not in my gas tank. Never!
Jim Douglas: Sounds like something clonking around in there.
Wheely Applegate: [not giving in to any problems that could deprive them from their chance of winning the race] Well, we either listen to the driver and stop to take the gas tank apart, or we listen to the mechanic and try to win this race.
Jim Douglas: I'm listening to the mechanic.
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great fun
9 June 2004 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Although the movie is quite old, the special effects are obvious and the cgi non-existent, this is one of the best family-movies ever. The story is simple, two thieves have hidden a diamond in a race-car which is now competing in the Trans-France Race, but it isn't your usual VW. And who is this mysterious Mister X?

The scenes where Herbie and the Lancia meet are unforgettable, the two thieves are pretty much the comic relief, the love interest Diane has some pretty sharp edges, and the racing against the German and the French guy adds another point of tension to it.

The low rate for this movie surprised me. I thought it was a very good movie, with action, nice characters, humour, and some good fun. 8/10


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