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.
Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for "himself" and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic ... See full summary »
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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
At the end of the The Love Bug, Jim Douglas married Carole Bennett; however, in this film, Douglas is apparently single, given his romantic interest in Dianne Darcy. This issue is never addressed in the film, and no mention of Carol or Douglas being married is ever made. See more »
[about Jim and Herbie the car]
Don't let his modesty or this little car coming out of retirement fool you. There isn't a finer tuned cleaner engine anywhere.
Bruno Von Stickle:
I'm sure it should be easy to keep clean. All you got to do is drop it in the washing machine, along with your socks.
Appreciate your humor. But just don't you worry about this little washing machi - ...
[Jim elbows him]
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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