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Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)

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Aunt Louise
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D.J.
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Prindle
Stephen W. Burns ...
Pete (as Stephan W. Burns)
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Melissa
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Paco
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Captain Blythe
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Shepard
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Quinn
Fritz Feld ...
Chief Steward
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Armando Moccia
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ...
Garage Owner (as Jose Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Ruben Moreno ...
Store Owner
Tina Menard ...
Store Owner's Wife
Jorge Moreno ...
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Storyline

Pete Stancheck inherits from his Uncle Jim Douglas a race car being stored in Puerto Vallarta. With his friend Davy Johns (D.J. to his friends) accompanying him to P.V., Pete is dismayed to learn that the car is an older model Volkswagen Beetle. But when Pete and D.J. see what the car can do and learn that it somewhat has a mind of its own, they decide to enter it into the Brazil Grand Primeo formula one race. En route to Rio de Janeiro, Herbie, the car, gets Pete and D.J. into one predicament after another as it tries to help its new friend, a streetwise orphan named Paco, who Pete and D.J. encountered in P.V. and who stowed away in Herbie's trunk. Because of these predicaments, Pete and D.J. end up requiring a quick influx of cash and slyly enlist the help of wealthy Louise Trent and her bookish niece, anthropology doctoral candidate Melissa, to be their financiers. Pete's role in the scheme is to woo the shy Melissa, about which he feels guilty. But initially unknown to all of them... Written by Huggo

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25 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kicsi kocsi legújabb kalandjai  »

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Trivia

A total of 26 Volkswagen Beetles played the part of Herbie in this film due to the enormous number of stunts. See more »

Goofs

When the bus finally breaks down, first it is shown with the radiator cap off blowing steam under pressure out the top of the radiator. Then you see a close-up of the radiator top with the cap still on, but loosely, and the cap comes off and steam begins pouring out. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Louise: I think it's trying to tell us something!
Captain Blythe: It's a car, woman, not Lassie!
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Followed by The Love Bug (1997) See more »

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Look at Me
by Frank De Vol
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Disappointing
29 July 2003 | by (NSW, Australia) – See all my reviews

I love Herbie - it's hard not to. However I can recognise how the four movies gradually get worse. This was the worst one. Now I'm not saying it was terrible, and I don't agree with a comment above that says "make the kids watch something else", but it was a disappointing effort.

The Love Bug is by far the best, closely followed by Herbie Rides Again. Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo is OK, but Bananas is not very good at all. If you're not a fan of Herbie movies, you won't like this.

5/10


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