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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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Hank Cooper
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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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Donny Shotz
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Chuck
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Andy Houts ...
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Cocky Mechanic
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Trendy Gal
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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, the Love Bug (1982) See more »

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The Love Bug 5
27 September 2000 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

5th film in the Love Bug series (following The Love Bug, Herbie Rides Again, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, and Herbie Goes Bananas), incorrectly labeled a remake is actually a sequel despite it's title (a lot of the original film's plot is reworked but isn't that true of most sequels?) Dean Jones portrays original owner Jim Douglas in the odd numbered films, including this one but he is delegated to a much smaller part (but it does assure us this is a sequel and not a remake.) Bruce Campbell takes over as the new owner of Herbie (hey, if Ken Berry could do it?) Not as good as the first three (Dean Jones was in one and three and how can you beat Helen Hayes driving Herbie around a high rise ledge in number two?) but better than the fourth (which always seemed more like a Benji film to me), and better than the short-lived series that had buried the series for a long time. Apparently there were many changes of continuity in story line from the original and the VW's detailing (hey it's been 28 years and quite a few crashes, why not a little face lift?), but this isn't the type of film to worry about such things. Just have fun and enjoy. It's good to see Herbie working again and he's held up better than most of Hollywood's movie stars.


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