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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: What do you know? Engine stalled.
Carole: [tries to get out] How about that? Door's stuck. That's how it is with cars sometimes. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens next.
Jim Douglas: Well, as someone very wisely once said, "That's how it is with cars sometimes."
Carole: I just said that.
Jim Douglas: Oh.


[during the big race, Thorndyke's car bumps Herbie off the road and down a hill]
Havershaw: What happened to it?
Mr. Thorndyke: I'd say it's gone for that last big lube job up yonder.


[Tenessee's car is gone]
Jim Douglas: Where's the beast? You didn't cut up the Edsel!
[the Edsel grill is hanging on a rack with many cut up car parts]
Tennessee Steinmetz: Came over me all of a sudden. Seemed like the only decent thing do. Believe me, Jim, it'll be happier up there.
[Jim suddenly bursts into laughter]


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Facts about

Herbie's license plate is OFP-857; his number is 53.
When beginning production of the film, Disney set up a casting call for about a dozen cars, and kept them outside the studios for the crew to examine during their breaks. Among the lineup were Toyotas, Volvos, and of course, the pearl white Volkswagen Beetle. When the crew walked by to inspect the cars, they would kick the tires and grab the steering wheel to see how it handled. However, when they came across the Volkswagen, they began to pet it, and so the Beetle got the job.
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.
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