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Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Aunt Louise
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D.J.
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Prindle
Stephen W. Burns ...
Pete (as Stephan W. Burns)
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Melissa
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Paco
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Captain Blythe
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Shepard
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Quinn
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Chief Steward
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Armando Moccia
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ...
Garage Owner (as Jose Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Ruben Moreno ...
Store Owner
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Store Owner's Wife
Jorge Moreno ...
Bus Driver
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Storyline

Pete Stancheck inherits from his Uncle Jim Douglas a race car being stored in Puerto Vallarta. With his friend Davy Johns (D.J. to his friends) accompanying him to P.V., Pete is dismayed to learn that the car is an older model Volkswagen Beetle. But when Pete and D.J. see what the car can do and learn that it somewhat has a mind of its own, they decide to enter it into the Brazil Grand Primeo formula one race. En route to Rio de Janeiro, Herbie, the car, gets Pete and D.J. into one predicament after another as it tries to help its new friend, a streetwise orphan named Paco, who Pete and D.J. encountered in P.V. and who stowed away in Herbie's trunk. Because of these predicaments, Pete and D.J. end up requiring a quick influx of cash and slyly enlist the help of wealthy Louise Trent and her bookish niece, anthropology doctoral candidate Melissa, to be their financiers. Pete's role in the scheme is to woo the shy Melissa, about which he feels guilty. But initially unknown to all of them... Written by Huggo

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25 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Cupido motorizado rumbo a Río  »

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Box Office

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$18,000,000 (USA)
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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Last screen appearance of Iris Adrian. See more »

Goofs

Though the ship scenes are supposedly set on the Sun Princess, at least three different ships' exteriors are shown during the course of the movie. Herbie is shown being loaded on to the actual Sun Princess in the beginning, but later, aerial shots of the ship are actually of the Island or Pacific Princess (aka The Love Boat), which, whilst still a Princess ship, has a differently-shaped funnel. When Herbie is dispatched into the drink, the scene is set on an entirely different ship all together; you can see two orange funnels in the background, when in fact the Sun Princess has only one aft funnel with Princess' trademark Seawitch on it. See more »

Quotes

Paco: What's your name?
[Herbie beeps twice]
Paco: Que?
[he beeps twice again]
Paco: I just call you Ocho, okay?
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Connections

Referenced in Delta Farce (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Look at Me
by Frank De Vol
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i just don't get it
23 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this movie is point-less, taste-less and most importantly Herbie-less! that's right his name is only spoken once in the entire film and his original paint job is only seen for half an hour of the movie. the movie just isn't as original or lovable as the others. and don't fall for it the way i did i ran around the internet for 13 hours(no wait i think it was 14) looking for a review that says this movie was a success but it is not a success it's barley even a Herbie movie

what it is is a waste of time and money

my advice:

don't fall for this movie,skip this one, go right to Herbie:fully loaded


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