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Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

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 overview, first billed only:
Jacques Marin ...
Inspector Bouchet
Bruno Von Stickle
Xavier Saint-Macary ...
Detective Fontenoy (as Xavier Saint Macary)
François Lalande ...
Monsieur Ribeaux
Laurie Main ...
Mike Kulcsar ...
Johnny Haymer ...
Race Official
Stanley Brock ...
Taxi Driver


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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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


During the races, cars appear and disappear between shots. See more »


Jim Douglas: [signing in to the qualifying round] Douglas and Applegate.
Race official: Douglas. Ah, yes, Monsieur Douglas. You're in the heat after this one. Good luck.
Bruno Von Stickle: That's the same heat I'm in, Douglas. You're going to need more than luck. You're going to need wings.
Wheely Applegate: Oh, yeah? Well, you may just be in for a little surprise.
Bruno Von Stickle: [chuckles] I can see your surprise. It is very little.
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Followed by Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) See more »

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Great sequel to amazing classic
11 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have been a huge fan of Herbie. The love bug is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time its I would over and over again. When I heard about its sequels I thought they where not going to be as good as the first one well I was wrong. While Herbie rides again and Herbie goes to Monte Carlo are very good in my book. Herbie goes bananas is by far the weakest in the series depited having some good moments in it. But I like this film a lot while its not as good as the first one I still its a great film for all ages. Scenes in this film are beautiful being filmed in France which is a beautiful country to visit.

Overall another great film Herbie goes to Monte Carlo is one of the better sequels I have seen


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