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.
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 ... See full summary »
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Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53--the free wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton's blood, but she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard to choose one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up '63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own--and an alternate route for her future.Written by
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 »
In the final race scene, the oil on Herbie's "trunk" (front hood) is there for the close-ups, but absent in other shots. See more »
The opening credits is a tribute to Herbie's career, with clips from all his previous movie, excluding to his "Wonderful World of Disney" film, leading up to where he is now in the events of the film. See more »
Four films were made by the Disney Studios with Herbie the enchanted Volkswagen during the Seventies and Eighties and the little car with a heart proved to be quite a money maker. So much so that the Disney Studios decided that once more around the NASCAR track was a good deal for the Magic Kingdom. They even got the current teen queen Lindsay Lohan to star in this one.
One thing you can bet on, with her current publicity both with her substance abuse problems, her parental problems, and all the speculation about her sexual orientation, Lindsay's pretty well gone as a star of G rated movies from Disney. I hope her adult career which shows a lot of promise with Georgia Rule is a big success for her.
She's outgrown Herbie for sure. In this film she's the daughter of former NASCAR great Michael Keaton and she'd like to follow him. But he being the old fashioned type says do more girlish type things. A trip to the auto junkyard for a used car brings her in contact with Herbie who seems to have fallen on bad times. But it's an instant karma for Lindsay and Herbie. He even brings about a reunion of Lindsay with a former boyfriend who is a mechanic. Talk about one practical thinking bug.
Villain of this film is NASCAR driver Matt Dillon, one rather arrogant individual who Herbie shows up. And Dillon KNOWS it's the car outsmarting him, that it's haunted somehow, but of course like in all these films can't get anyone to believe him. He uses some psychology on Herbie and it almost works though.
Herbie Fully Loaded is nothing special, the franchise has run low on gas with this one. Back in the day such folks as Don Knotts and Buddy Hackett were great foils for the car, but they're gone now and no one took their place for this film. Still Lindsay's fans will appreciate though I'm sure she's glad to be doing more adult stuff now.
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