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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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Jim Douglas: Why is it the only food we have in this house is parrot food? I mean, we don't *have* a parrot.
Tennessee Steinmetz: Eat that! That's good. That's pressed kelp. That aerates your liver.

Jim Douglas: I may be kidding myself, but I think I can make something out of that sad little bucket of bolts.

Tennessee Steinmetz: Herbie's all right.
Jim Douglas: Who's Herbie?
Tennessee Steinmetz: This little car. Named after my Uncle Herb. He used to box middleweight. Preliminary, mostly. Gradually, his nose got shaped more and more like to remind me of this little car. Do you mind?
Jim Douglas: [laughing with him] Whatever you say, Tennessee.

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The only existing "trick" Herbie from the movie which can do everything that Herbie is known for, like squirting oil and opening his doors by himself, is owned by Dean Jones.
The yellow "Thorndike Special" was an Apollo GT. Apollos were built in Pasadena, California. The body shells were fabricated in Italy and shipped to the US, where aluminum Buick 215 CID V8 engines were installed. The same company later made another sports car called the Intermeccanica Italia. One of these appears in the Disney movie The Million Dollar Duck.
According to the filmmakers in the DVD documentary, Herbie's #53 comes from star baseball pitcher Don Drysdale of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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