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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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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?


Herbie The Love Bug was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe ragtop sedan painted in Volkswagen L87 pearl white. Under normal circumstances, the interior would be a matching white. However, Herbie's interior was painted a special non-reflective grey color so the camera and studio lights would not reflect. See more »


The dirt on Herbie's hood as he tries to woo the Lancia outside the café changes between shots. See more »


Insp. Bouchet: Yes, yes, yes. But, uh, are you sure that all the security precautions had been taken?
Monsieur Ribeaux: I've searched my memory. Could I have forgotten something?
Det. Fontenoy: [interrupting their discussion] Inspector, some residue of a footprint. I might have overlooked it, but I seemed to hear your voice calling out "Fontenoy, remember, no clue is too small."
Insp. Bouchet: Did you also here me saying "Take it to the lab and get it analyzed, Fontenoy"?
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Really funny.
5 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Herbie goes to Monte Carlo is my first favorite "Herbie" film. My favorite scenes were: The scene when the diamond thieves are chasing Herbie through the French country side and my other favorite scene was when Dean Jones and Don Knotts got into a fight with the diamond thieves. The whole movie is funny but I thought those were the funniest scenes. Don Knotts is hilarious as usual, just like on the "Andy Griffith" show.

A cute scene I liked was when Herbie was taking a shower from the splashing water of a big fountain.

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