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Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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
Stars: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Cloris Leachman
The Love Bug (1968)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Herbie, Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Director: Angela Robinson
Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles
Family | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Diane Baker, Lloyd Bochner
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Herbie, that super star car is back, and as unpredictable as ever. Found in T.O.S' car dump, Herbie is given the opportunity to race once again by the help of CGrayzer, Abigail, Sonic The ... See full summary »

Director: Cian Gray
Stars: Cian Gray, Herbie, Charles Martinet
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

As the movie opens, Spring has arrived in Jellystone Park. Just as fast as tourists arrive, Yogi is up to his usual act of stealing their picnic baskets and any other food he encounters. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Julie Bennett
Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Loosely based off of true events, 'The Painful Bite of a Love Bug' takes you through a short movie of big surprises. Featuring the return of Eddie, and a new character called Alexis. Also ... See full summary »

Director: Cian Gray
Stars: Cian Gray
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Jim Douglas 5 episodes, 1982
...  Susan MacLane 5 episodes, 1982
...  Bo Phillips 5 episodes, 1982
...  Julie MacLane 5 episodes, 1982
...  Matthew MacLane 5 episodes, 1982
...  Robbie MacLane 5 episodes, 1982
...  Randy Bigelow 4 episodes, 1982
Bryan Utman ...  Jason 4 episodes, 1982
Natalie Core ...  Mother Bigelow / ... 3 episodes, 1982
Kipp Lennon ...  Raymond 2 episodes, 1982
...  Mrs. Fumstrom / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Wally K. Berns ...  Bagley 2 episodes, 1982
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Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for "himself" and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic situations. Jim's arch-rival was snooty Randy, who was formerly engaged to Jim's cute girlfriend Susan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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17 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Herbie, the Love Bug  »

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(5 episodes)

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Herbie The Love Bug was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe ragtop sedan painted in Volkswagen L87 pearl white. Under normal circumstances, the interior would be a matching white. However, Herbie's interior was painted a special non-reflective grey color so the camera and studio lights would not reflect. See more »

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Follows The Love Bug (1968) See more »

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Disney are fools.

They actually screened this in Australia prior to the TV Movie coming out, I enjoyed it as a child, can't remember much of it though, and of course its not available anywhere, legitimate copy or not.

The "general knowledge" is that Disney canceled the series after only 6 episodes and refuses to let it out of The Vault because its central theme is a divorced woman with children finding happiness with the (in this version) single Jim Douglas. And Disney will not tolerate the idea of divorce, nor support it in any way; doesn't matter that 1/2 of American marriages fail, divorce is wrong. That's the word on the street anyway, and its at least an explanation, even if it is a downright stupid one.

Also, only Herbie Goes Bananas was truly terrible, Herbie Fully Loaded was pretty good if you ignore the general laziness of the production and stupidity of the main characters. Even the TV movie is saved from the trash heap by virtue of Bruce Campbell and his power of being awesome.


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