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Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)

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The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

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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

In the sequence where Herbie "walks the plank", a real Volkswagen Beetle was cast out into the sea. It was never recovered. See more »

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During the costume party when Pete and Melissa are slow dancing, a black patch appears and disappears from Pete's racing outfit between shots. He never had it on before or after the dance with Melissa. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Louise: But Captain, how can a car release a boy with a key? Explain that.
Captain Blythe: I can't explain that anymore than I can explain the Bermuda Triangle, madam. Nor do I intend to try.
Aunt Louise: Captain, I am the sponsor of that little car. It's going to win the Brazil Gran Permio.
Captain Blythe: If you can bring that off, madam, I will not only part the Red Sea, I will tint it magenta!
Aunt Louise: Oh, but, Captain, I appeal to you as a woman. A desperate, helpless, single woman.
[Know Captain's feelings]
Aunt Louise: Spare that car.
Captain Blythe: Lorelei and all of her ...
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3/10 **/5 ~ Beloved Bug Bites Bottom.
5 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This third and last theatrical sequel to the classic Walt Disney Production The Love Bug (1969) brought the enormously successful franchise about a magical Volkswagen to a screeching halt. Herbie deserved a better send-off.

There's just no love left in the poor little disrespected cash-car. Filmed on the cheap in Mexico, this entry has none of the quality and charm of its original and trashes all that was good about the preceding sequels. Vincent McEveety, the weakest of Disney's three main directors during this period, was assigned the project after having done a fair job with Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, but makes no effort to elevate the project above the level of its poor script.

The frenetic, maudlin result is one of the worst Disney films. Talented comic performers Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Charles Martin Smith are wasted on unfunny material. Only the clever stunt and effects work save this mechanical destruction derby from oblivion.

The Love Bug was eventually revived for a brief TV series and made-for-TV movie, but Disney was flogging a dead V-Dub.


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