Herbie: All 5 Movies (1974)
This collection contains:
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
Alonzo Hawk is a mean-spirited property developer who has bought several blocks of land in the downtown district to build a gigantic shopping mall. However, there is one problem; an elderly widow named Steinmetz won’t sell the one remaining lot that Hawk needs to proceed with his scheme. So he resorts to all manner of chicanery, legal or otherwise, to get it. Fortunately, the widow Steinmetz has an ace up her sleeve in the form of Herbie, the miraculous Volkswagen.
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
The race car driver, Jim Douglas, goes to Monte Carlo to enter his car, Herbie, in the Monte Carlo rally. When they get there, Herbie falls for another driver’s car, and Jim falls for the driver Diane, who thinks he’s weird. But what they don’t know is that a pair of thieves who stole a precious diamond hid it in Herbie’s gas tank. And the thieves try to get it back.
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
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, Paco, who picks pockets to survive, is being chased by criminals from who Paco inadvertently stole some film which shows the whereabouts of some Incan treasures. As they collectively and individually work their way to Rio, Herbie must ultimately protect Paco, Pete, D.J., Louise, and Melissa from the bad guys. Conversely, prevent the bad guys from pillaging the treasures. Through it, all, will romance bloom between Pete and Melissa, and between Louise and the object of her affection, a cruise ship captain named Blythe, who is more reminiscent of a captain of a ship called the Bounty than of a cruise kind?
Herbie, the Love Bug (1982)
Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very “human” Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for “himself” and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic situations. Jim’s arch-rival was snooty Randy, who was formerly engaged to Jim’s cute girlfriend, Susan.
Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53 – the free-wheeling Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third-generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton’s blood. Still, she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard chooses one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up ’63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own–and an alternate route for her future.