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|Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
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Sales Rank: 33571
Director: Vincent Mceveety
Publisher: Walt Disney Video
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Video
Label: Walt Disney Video
Format: Color, Ntsc
Language: English (Original Language)
Rating: G (General Audience)
Number Of Items: 1
Release Date: May 4, 2004
Theatrical Release Date: June 24, 1977
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Dean Jones, star of The Love Bug, came back to the fold for this third lap around the block, which finds him racing in Monte Carlo while thieves plant a stolen diamond in Herbie's gas tank. The plot is forced and conventional, but the cast is the thing: the excitable Don Knotts (The Apple Dumpling Gang) and the tormentable Roy Kinnear (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) are good men to have in a potboiler such as this. --Tom Keogh
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Cute, Entertaining Movie. Probably The Best Herbie One Yet! May 23, 2006
Now, I'm not one for oldie's flicks at all anymore, but I think that Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo is probably the only Herbie movie that I would watch if someone put it in the tape player. It's fun and entertaining, and the international racing scene was a great and hilarious choice for Herbie to have his latest escapade. Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo is also a well-cast movie, with the extremely funny pairing of Dean Jones and Don Knotts kicking the laughs up quite a few notches. It manages to be satisfying for fans of international car racing, of course, with the occasional silliness or hilarious laughs that make the movie for kids, while adding car-racing action tricks that are out-of-this-world! In other words, whether you are a fan of action-packed car racing flicks, or funny, cute comedies, watch this movie, for it has just the right mixture of both!
Dean Jones plays Jim Douglas, who decides, after Herbie's success in all those races, to enter him in the Paris-to-Monte-Carlo road race. However, Jim and his funny friend, Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts), have no idea the trouble they are about to be entangled in. A gang of jewel thieves steals a precious gem at a museum in France and the news breaks around almost instantly. Feeling pressured and hasty, the jewel thieves tuck the gem into Herbie's gas tank and vow to return for it later. What ensues is a series of complicated mishaps and hilarious adventures that could only be seen in a Herbie movie!
The Love Bug 3: Back on Track! February 26, 2006
3 out of 3 found this review helpful
Twelve years after leaving the racing scene, Jim Douglas and his living Volkswagen, Herbie, are set to make their comeback! They're entering the Trans-France Race from Paris to Monte Carlo, and they're not going to let anything stop them from regaining their superstar status! That's the intention anyway. But when fate throws a monkey wrench into their golden plan in the form of a lovely European racecar, it's all Jim and mechanic Wheely can do to keep Herbie's eyes on the prize! Of course, this is a comedy about Americans visiting Paris, so you've got to have some diamond heisting! While Jim and Wheely try their best to reason with Herbie and his dreamcar's untrusting female driver, they have no clue that two thieves working for a much bigger mastermind have stashed an enormous stolen diamond in Herbie's gas tank! As the thieves try to get their hands on love-struck Herbie and the diamond, the police chase after the thieves, even during the big race! And Jim and Wheely thought the only thing they had to worry about was their bullying European competition!
"Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" is another excellent entry into Disney's still thriving Herbie franchise! The film is not without its quirks though. For example, what happened to Jim Douglas's wife, Carole, whom he married at the end of the original "Love Bug" film? And, why is it set 12 years after their last race, when, in fact, it was only made 8 years after the first film? Well, regardless, this third film about ol' Number Fifty-Three is no less fun, fanciful, and fantastic than any of Herbie's other wonderful sequels. There are plenty of great laughs thanks in no small-part to the genius of Don Knotts (who just passed on two nights ago and will be greatly missed) in the role of Herbie's mechanic, Wheely Applegate. It's also a real treat to see Dean Jones back in the driver's seat reprising his role as Jim Douglas from the original Herbie film, "The Love Bug." The jewel thief plot may be a bit goofy, but it's good fun and adventure in the usual Herbie style, with plenty of the great character actors of the day and the expected, fantastic Herbie stunts! Plus, Herbie gets a girlfriend! Their onscreen romance is a great source of humor and heart! If you've got the kind of beautifully naive imagination that allows you to enjoy the fruits of 1970s Disney, this film is for you! And, I urge you to pick up the complete boxed set of the first four Herbie films, followed by the Bruce Campbell "Love Bug" TV movie on VHS, and the new DVD release of "Herbie: Fully Loaded!" All are well worth your time, and yes, those last two ARE sequels, even if they are constantly referred to as remakes (even by Disney archivists)! Now, the early Herbie sequels don't include any DVD extras, and "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" isn't even presented in widescreen. It's a jip to be sure, but as a diehard Herbie fan, I'm just thrilled to finally have all these wonderful movies on home video, and I truly hope the TV movie and TV series get some DVD releases in the near future too!
Herbie In France! November 21, 2005
1 out of 1 found this review helpful
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo is as good as the other Herbie movies. In This movie Herbie rejoins Jim Douglas in this fun filled movie. And Herbie even falls in love. This movie is very good i enjoyed it very much.
If you liked this film check out
The Love Bug, Herbie Rides Again, Herbie Goes Bannanas & Herbie Fully Loaded
Cute Movie But What's The Correct Original Aspect Ratio? October 15, 2005
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
I have fond memories of Watching the Disney movie Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo with my friends. It is a cute movie and I'm pleased that it's on DVD but I see that the DVD is fullscreen and I'm wondering if that's te correct aspect ratio or if it's an edited pan and scan of a widescreen movie?
What Is The Correct Aspect Ratio For This Movie? October 15, 2005
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
I have fond memories of Watching the Disney movie Herbie Goes To Monte Carol with my friends. This is the only movie in the Herbie series that I have seen and I liked this movie and thought it was cute and I'm glad this movie is on DVD but it's only in the fullscreen format and I'm curious if that is the right aspect ratio or is it another widescreen movie that got an edited Pan & Scan format on DVD? I realy dislike pan and scan?