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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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Roddy Martel
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Rupert
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Dr. Gustav Stumpfel
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Donny Shotz
Burton Gilliam ...
Mecanic Race Announcer
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Chuck
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Andy Houts ...
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Mike Wills ...
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Cocky Mechanic
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Trendy Gal
Andrew Woodworth ...
Trendy Guy
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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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30 November 1997 (USA)  »

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The road used for the race scene between Horace and Herbie is called Golden State Highway. Up until 1968, it was part of the historic Highway 99 until the highway was retired and mostly flooded over by a dam and reservoir leaving only the small section seen in the movie. It is also worth mentioning that this was one of the roads taken by James Dean on the day he was killed. This road. located just north of Burbank off Interstate 5, is commonly used in Hollywood movies. See more »

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When Herbie and Horace "trade paint" both cars dent their fenders up and Herbies looses a hubcap, but in the next shot both cars are fine. See more »

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Jim Douglas: [Talking about Herbie] Well he uh... He becomes like his owner, and helps them get what they need.
Alex Davis: So...
[Turns attention towards Hank]
Alex Davis: It wasn't Herbie that whipped out to that secluded spot, locked the doors and all that, it was you, trying to get me alone!
Hank Cooper: Me? No... It was the car...
Jim Douglas: [laughing] Herbie did that to me too. It's how I met my wife.
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Followed by Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) See more »

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The Love Bug 5
27 September 2000 | by 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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