Overall Rank: 9909
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 44
Theatrical Release Date: 03/13/1969
Genre: Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Robert Stevenson
Actors: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn, Benson Fong
Plot: Washed-up race car driver Jim Douglas's career gets a boost when he begins driving a peppy Volkswagen Beetle. But Douglas soon realizes "Herbie" the VW literally has a personality of its own, and it is responsible for the first-place finishes.
Quick Movie Reviews
Ayumu - wrote on 09/24/2017
It's a nice, decent movie. I find it entertaining.
Snoogans - wrote on 12/20/2011
Silly flick that is fun for kids. Some neat special effects, for the time.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/01/2011
There's a lot of heart to this classic Disney film. Buddy Hackett provides the right level of enthusiasm, given the material, and it's unexpected how much character a car can have...yet Herbie himself is a nuanced character in this film.
Full Movie Reviews
TheWolf - wrote on 08/03/2007
This is the Disney movie that introduced the world to Herbie, the Volkswagon Beetle with a mind of its own. When Jim Douglas, played by Dean Jones, starts to have a fluke in his racing career he almost gives up hope. He is stunned by a car dealership that is owned by Thorndyke, played by David Tomlinson (most well known as Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins), where he first runs into the famous Herbie. After standing up for the little car, Jim has found that the little car is his for keeps. Jim lives with a Buddhist named Tennessee Steinmetz(Buddy Hackett)who finds a soul in everything. While Jim believes the that it is his talent and the speed of the car, Tennessee believes that the car has a spirit of its own.
The movie is a family classic and while Herbie is still known most recently in the …
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