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The Love Bug

Rating:G
Genre:Comedy, Family, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:March 13, 1969
Running time:107 minutes
Cast:Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson
Director:Robert Stevenson
Writer:Gordon Buford, Don DaGradi

Description: Those who worried that the Disney studio would collapse without the presence of the late Uncle Walt were put at ease when the profits starting rolling in for The Love Bug. The star is Herbie, a lovable little Volkswagen with a personality all its own. Abused by a bad guy race-car driver (David Tomlinson), Herbie is rescued by a good guy racer (Dean Jones). Out of gratitude, Herbie enables the luckless good guy to win one race after another. The real fun begins when the ruthless hot-rodder connives to get Herbie back through fair means or foul. Based on a story by Gordon Buford, The Love Bug inspired two equally lucrative sequels, Herbie Rides Again and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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