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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Moore III
Roddy Martel
Dr. Gustav Stumpfel
Donny Shotz
Burton Gilliam ...
Mecanic Race Announcer
Andy Houts ...
1st Mechanic
Mike Wills ...
2nd Mechanic
Cocky Mechanic
Trendy Gal
Andrew Woodworth ...
Trendy Guy


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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Release Date:

30 November 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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 Only Herbie Film NOT on DVD
20 June 2017 | by (Outside Hollywood) – See all my reviews

As of this writing, this film has yet to be released on DVD. That's a shame, as many fans of Herbie would love to have a copy. Disney needs to release this film, as many other made for TV films are available. The story is much better than Herbie Fully Loaded, and this film has better acting (not a hard feat to surpass thanks to Lindsay Lohan).

The best part of the film is the back story of the origins of Herbie by a German scientist and how Herbie was created. Also, the fact that Dean Jones makes an appearance as Jim Douglas was a great touch. Bruce Campbell as Hank Cooper and John Hannah as Simon were great together.

Hopefully, soon, Disney will offer this film as part of their line of Exclusives in the Disney Movie Club.

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