Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

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"The Love Bug falls 'hood-over-wheels' for a classy chassis!"
  • G
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.6  (8,026)
  • 38

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo is a 1977 comedy film that tells the story of the real-life anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who is famous for racing and winning various competitions, including the famous Monte Carlo rally. The movie is the third in the series of the Herbie series, which chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Herbie and his friends.

The story begins with Jim Douglas (Dean Jones), Herbie's owner, participating in a car race in Paris. After winning the race, Jim, along with his mechanic Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts), decides to participate in the Monte Carlo rally. However, they encounter some problems when Herbie falls in love with a Lancia car named Giselle (voiced by Jo Ann Harris), owned by one of the rally participants, Diane Darcy (Julie Sommars).

As the rally progresses, Jim, Diane, and Herbie become entangled in a web of espionage involving a diamond heist. The heist is masterminded by the notorious thief duo Bruno von Stickle and Claude Gilbert (Eric Braeden and Xavier Saint-Macary), who have hidden the loot in the gas tank of Herbie, along with a transmitter to locate it. When they realize that the car is still in the race, they embark on a wild chase across the French countryside to catch up with Herbie.

Along the way, Jim and Diane grow closer, and Herbie gets into all sorts of mischief, from accidentally driving into a lake to getting lost in the French countryside. Don Knotts also brings his usual brand of physical comedy, playing the bumbling and accident-prone mechanic.

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo is a classic family-friendly film that offers plenty of laughs, thrills, and adventure. The movie is notable for its stunning cinematography, showcasing the beautiful French countryside, as well as the thrilling race sequences on the winding mountain roads of Monte Carlo. The film also features a catchy soundtrack, with classic songs like "Monte Carlo or Bust" and "I Found a New Love."

The movie is also famous for its memorable cast, with Dean Jones reprising his role as the lovable Jim Douglas, who is always ready to take on a challenge, even if it means putting himself and Herbie in danger. Julie Sommars provides a strong female lead, playing the intelligent and resourceful Diane Darcy, who steals Jim's heart and helps him save the day. Don Knotts delivers another standout performance as the zany and loveable Wheely Applegate, who provides plenty of comic relief throughout the film.

Overall, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo is a fun and engaging movie that is sure to keep audiences of all ages entertained. While the plot may be familiar and predictable, the film's humor and heart make it a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences nearly 50 years after its release. So, strap in and get ready for a wild ride through the French countryside with our lovable hero, Herbie, and his friends.

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo is a 1977 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 38.

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
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    1 hr 44 min
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    5.6  (8,026)
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