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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.

Director:

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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It's a Herbie-Derby! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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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:

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$29,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,000,000
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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

The car that Herbie falls in love with is a 1977 Lancia Montecarlo. See more »

Goofs

The dirt on Herbie's hood as he tries to woo the Lancia outside the café changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Diane Darcy: [she sees the taxi driver laughing, when really at something other strange he heard about her car and Herbie on the radio, but thinking that it's over the fact that they are missing] Do you think this is something to laugh about?
Taxi driver: [while still chuckling] Forgive me, madamoiselle, I laugh at the radio. Two cars take a ride on the Bateau Mouche. Would you believe such a thing?
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Final Justice (1999) 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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