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Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.

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Vincent McEveety

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Jones ... Jim Douglas
Don Knotts ... Wheely Applegate
Julie Sommars ... Diane Darcy
Jacques Marin ... Inspector Bouchet
Roy Kinnear ... Quincey
Bernard Fox ... Max
Eric Braeden ... Bruno Von Stickle
Xavier Saint-Macary Xavier Saint-Macary ... Detective Fontenoy (as Xavier Saint Macary)
François Lalande François Lalande ... Monsieur Ribeaux
Alan Caillou ... Emile
Laurie Main ... Duval
Mike Kulcsar Mike Kulcsar ... Claude
Johnny Haymer ... Race Official
Stanley Brock ... Taxi Driver
Gérard Jugnot ... Waiter
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Storyline

Race car driver, Jim Douglas goes to Monte Carlo to enter his car, Herbie, in the Monte Carlo rally. When they get there, Herbie falls for another driver's car and Jim falls for the driver Diane, who thinks he's weird. But what they don't know is that a pair of thieves who stole a very valuable diamond, hid it in Herbie's gas tank. And the thieves try to get it back. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The Love Bug turns the great race into a Herbie-Derby! See more »


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido motorizado enamorado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Dean Jones' last starring role in a Disney feature film. Jones would later reprise his role as Jim Douglas in a short lived 1982 TV series, Herbie, the Love Bug (1982) and in a 1997 television remake of The Love Bug (The Wonderful World of Disney: The Love Bug (1997)). See more »

Goofs

Contrary to popular belief, yelling and echos wouldn't be enough to cause an avalanche. See more »

Quotes

Jim Douglas: Come on, you come with us.
Diane Darcy: No, no, I'm - I'm gonna stay with my car.
Wheely Applegate: Looks like we're all gonna stay with her car.
[we see Herbie drive up and park right next to the Lancia, where they open each other's doors to kiss]
Wheely Applegate: [Herbie pulled the Diane Darcy's Lancia out of lake, after Jim Douglas & Wheely Applegate rescued her, from drowning Diane Darcy then spoke to Herbie]
Diane Darcy: Uh, Herbie? Now, listen to me. Uh, Herbie, I know just how you feel... but I know you're also not a quitter. Now show 'em you can do...
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Connections

Referenced in Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) See more »

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Fun is what it is all about
28 September 2004 | by GEM-20See all my reviews

'Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo' is a fun movie, and that is all it is meant to be. Some have said that it is not nearly as good as 'The Love Bug,' but let's face it: none of the Herbie films are about great brilliance. They are all about having fun and getting a laugh. The kids and I really enjoyed it.

It is great to see Dean Jones again, and he plays Jim Douglas as someone who knows, understands, and even loves Herbie. My only criticism of this film is that it lacks Buddy Hackett. Still, Don Knotts is a wonderful replacement.

On a four-star rating system, I give this one ***. Come to think of it, that is about what I would rate 'The Love Bug.'

The DVD of 'Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo' does not feature any extras, but there are plenty on the 'Love Bug' set, certainly enough to cover both films. Funny stuff, and loads of fun!


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