The Love Bug

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Release Date: March 13, 1968

On DVD/VOD: May 20, 2003

1h 48m | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) is an unlucky race driver who is forced to buy a beat-up Volkswagen Beetle after a disagreement with car dealership owner Peter Thorndyke (David Tomlinson). The car’s strange, crazy behavior angers Jim but attracts the attention of his friend Tennessee (Buddy Hackett), who strikes up a friendship with the car and names it “Herbie."

Jim soon finds out that Herbie can help him win races, as well as the affection of Carole (Michele Lee), a sales assistant at Thorndyke’s dealership. Jim and Herbie face Thorndyke's wrath together, but their companionship is tested when complications arise and the dealership owner seeks to use Herbie to his own advantage.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Studio: Walt Disney
Producer(s): Bill Walsh
Cast: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett
Writer(s): Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi

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