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The Love Bug (1968) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Bill Walsh.

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The Love Bug (1968)

on Apr 28, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

The last production Walt Disney greenlit, The Love Bug was the perfect movie to help?audiences sit down and tune out during the chaotic year of?1968. ?The story of a little bug with a spunky personality perservering against the wealthy corporate drudge is a tale as old as time…but those other ... Read full article


The Love Bug

By Chris on Jul 26, 2013 From Family Friendly Reviews

Family-Friendly Rating: “Avoidable” just for being boring and out-dated, but there are many who disagree with me. I had some memory of seeing Herbie The Love Bug at some point in my childhood and was looking forward to seeing this again. Maybe I went in with my expectations too high. T... Read full article


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Tennessee Steinmetz: [Thorndyke's car blares by, with a bear sitting in Havershaw's place in the passenger seat] Who's the guy in the fur-coat?


Mr. Thorndyke: Good evening.
Tennessee Steinmetz: Sorry, the other rats are out for the evening!


Carole: Excuse me, Mr. Thorndyke, but if I sold this gentleman the car, I feel a certain responsibility.
[to Jim]
Carole: Do you mind if I try it?
[Jim nods and motions her to go ahead; they go over to the VW Bug]
Mr. Thorndyke: [shocked] Miss Bennett! Our dinner engagement!
Carole: [getting in] I won't be a minute.


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Dean Jones credits the film's success to the fact that it was the last live-action film that Walt Disney had authorized for production.
Herbie got his name when the crew of the film was watching one of Buddy Hackett's skits about a ski instructor with a funny accent. Then Hackett said, "If you ain't got a herbie pronounced hoy-bie, I ain't goin'." The name stuck.
During the exchange between Jim Douglas and Mr. Wu while hanging from Herbie's rear bumper: "Car very strong." "And very fast." "The strength of forty horses." The stock Volkswagen Beetle engine did have forty horsepower.
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