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Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

G  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  24 June 1977 (USA)
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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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Cast

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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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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

The gas cap used in the film was fake. As every Herbie fan knows, Herbie's gas tank is under the hood, (as revealed plenty of times in the original movie). The fake gas tank was added so that the gem thieves could easily stash the diamond inside Herbie, without looking conspicuous. The tank was removed in the remaining sequels. See more »

Goofs

During the final race, we see Herbie from the perspective of Bruno von Stickle's side mirror, but the 53 on the hood and the license plate read the right way instead of reversed, so it's obviously an optical. See more »

Quotes

[Max, on the phone at a phone booth, panicking of telling him his news about progress of attempting to get back their stolen diamond]
Max: Double X? Uh, yeah. I'm afraid we- we- we've had another complication.
Insp. Bouchet: [through the phone] I'm beginning to think that you're the complication!
[now showing him at his office]
Insp. Bouchet: [...]
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Herbie the horny goes to Monte Carlo !
6 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Even Disney are guilty of the cash cow disease, after the roaring success of The Love Bug in 1968, the house of mouse cashed in with Herbie Rides Again, Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo, and Herbie Goes Bananas. Neither sequel capturing the charm and inoffensive appeal of The Love Bug back in 68, in this one we find race driver Jim Douglas and his sidekick Wheely Applegate, entering Herbie in the Monte Carlo Rally. Naturally things outside of the race start to take over priorities, they get mixed up in a diamond robbery and Herbie falls in love with another car!. The car stunts are of course pleasant and easy on the eye, and it would be churlish of me to really vent venom on such a friendly piece of fluff, it's just that the film goes nowhere fast and personally now i can see it for the coin motivated piece of work it is. Still you get to see Herbie take a bath, foil the baddies and of course dance for the lady in his life, so something there for everyone i think....................4/10.


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