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Herbie Rides Again (1974)

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Bill Walsh (screenplay), Gordon Buford (story)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hayes ... Mrs. Steinmetz
Ken Berry ... Willoughby Whitfield
Stefanie Powers ... Nicole
John McIntire ... Mr. Judson
Keenan Wynn ... Alonzo Hawk
Huntz Hall ... Judge
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ... Chauffeur
Dan Tobin ... Lawyer
Vito Scotti ... Taxi Driver
Raymond Bailey ... Lawyer
Liam Dunn ... Doctor
Elaine Devry ... Secretary
Chuck McCann ... Loostgarten
Richard X. Slattery ... Traffic Commissioner
Hank Jones ... Sir Lancelot
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Storyline

Alonzo Hawk is a mean-spirited property developer who has bought several blocks of land in the downtown district in order to build a gigantic shopping mall. There is one problem however; an elderly widow named Steinmetz won't sell the one remaining lot that Hawk needs to proceed with his scheme. So he resorts to all manner of chicanery, legal or otherwise, to get it. Fortunately, the widow Steinmetz has an ace up her sleeve in the form of Herbie, the miraculous Volkswagen. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Taglines:

He's a party crasher...a bad guy smasher...a home saver...a wave maker...but most of all Herbie's a LOVEABLE BUG! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Bug Rides Again See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$38,229,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,229,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Herbie Rides Again (1974)'s theatrical date of release, Thursday, June 6th, 1974 was also the 30th anniversary of World War II event, D-Day, & date on Tuesday, June 6th, 1944. II is 2, in Roman Numerals. 10,957 days (1,565 weeks & 2 days) differ between Tuesday, June 6th, 1944 & Thursday, June 6th, 1974. See more »

Goofs

During the Golden Gate Bridge sequence when Herbie is going backwards down the Bridge, he begins to disappear pixel by pixel before he goes off screen. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Harris: Sweet dreams, Herbie.
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Connections

Referenced in Ernest Rides Again (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
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Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Love that Volkswagon!
12 June 1999 | by pazuzu-2See all my reviews

Herbie the Volkswagon is one of my childhood favorites and this is the movie I discovered Him.

Seeing this movie again, I ended up loving it all over again and think it is a pretty good family movie.

A weird thing about this movie is that even though it was filmed in 1973, it looks like it was made in the mid sixties. I guess it was Stephanie Powers's character's sense of style and the heavy use of sets and rear projection.

The Volkswagon beatle has always had a persona to it and the Herbie movies highlight it.

"The Love Bug" and "Herbie Rides Again" are great examples of the child like spirit of Disney at their best.


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