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The Love Bug (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Adventure | Family  -  30 November 1997 (USA)
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Herbie, the magical Volkswagen Beetle, is passed on to a new owner. Together, they must battle a dastardly racer and his devil-car "Horace", an evil Herbie.

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Simon Moore III
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Alex Davis
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Roddy Martel
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Rupert
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Dr. Gustav Stumpfel
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Cocky Mechanic
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Herbie, the magical Volkswagen Beetle, is passed on to a new owner. Together, they must battle a dastardly racer and his devil-car "Horace", an evil Herbie. Written by Michael Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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The only Herbie movie without the George Bruns original theme. See more »

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At the end of the "dueling race", Alex takes off her helmet twice. See more »

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Follows Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) See more »

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Call me a wussy
16 July 2001 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I wanted to say "Hail to the king", but it's not Bruce Campbell that impressed me in this movie. Bruce was okay, not great. The thing with this particular movie was: it made me cry. Now, you see, as an adult with a fable for "hardcore" horror movies like Evil Dead and stuff, that is quite embarrassing. And it's not the quality of the movie, that made me cry.

It could have, because it was pretty poor in some way, but the whole thing reminded me of the original Love Bug. And my childhood.

*Sniff*

Sorry for that. Let's face it, nobody wanted to know Herbies origin (which idea was very very ... way off) and the special effects were just basic (although they convinced me in the half-driving sequence). The scene my eyes gone wet was of course ol' Jim Douglas reunited with our pal Herbie. Aaaaaooowwwwwwhhhhhh! Joy.

The score by Shirley Walker and Kristopher Carter (Batman Beyond(!)) was alright, although I wished to have this whistle theme from the original included.

Anyway, as one of the other reviewers said: a cute film. Or was it remake?

The race could have been faster... that's for sure!


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