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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.


Peyton Reed


Gordon Buford (earlier story), Bill Walsh (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Hank Cooper
John Hannah ... Simon Moore III
Alexandra Wentworth ... Alex Davis
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Roddy Martel
Dana Gould ... Rupert
Harold Gould ... Dr. Gustav Stumpfel
Micky Dolenz ... Donny Shotz
Burton Gilliam ... Mecanic Race Announcer
Clarence Williams III ... Chuck
Dean Jones ... Jim Douglas
Andy Houts Andy Houts ... 1st Mechanic
Mike Wills Mike Wills ... 2nd Mechanic
Doug McCallie Doug McCallie ... Cocky Mechanic
Christin Hinojosa ... Trendy Gal
Andrew Woodworth 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) See more »

Also Known As:

A kicsi kocsi újra a régi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Black and White (some scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The only Herbie movie without the George Bruns original theme. See more »


At the end of the "dueling race", Alex takes off her helmet twice. 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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Follows Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) See more »

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Call me a wussy
16 July 2001 | by Mac StyranSee all my reviews

I wanted to say "Hail to the king", but it's not Bruce Campbell that impressed me in this movie. Bruce was okay, not great. The thing with this particular movie was: it made me cry. Now, you see, as an adult with a fable for "hardcore" horror movies like Evil Dead and stuff, that is quite embarrassing. And it's not the quality of the movie, that made me cry.

It could have, because it was pretty poor in some way, but the whole thing reminded me of the original Love Bug. And my childhood.


Sorry for that. Let's face it, nobody wanted to know Herbies origin (which idea was very very ... way off) and the special effects were just basic (although they convinced me in the half-driving sequence). The scene my eyes gone wet was of course ol' Jim Douglas reunited with our pal Herbie. Aaaaaooowwwwwwhhhhhh! Joy.

The score by Shirley Walker and Kristopher Carter (Batman Beyond(!)) was alright, although I wished to have this whistle theme from the original included.

Anyway, as one of the other reviewers said: a cute film. Or was it remake?

The race could have been faster... that's for sure!

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