Herbie Goes Bananas 1980 G CC

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(48) IMDb 4.7/10
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While transporting Herbie from Puerto Vallarta to Brazil for an auto race things get complicated.

Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Charles Martin Smith
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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Herbie Goes Bananas

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Genres Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
Director Vincent McEveety
Starring Cloris Leachman, Charles Martin Smith
Supporting actors John Vernon, Stephen W. Burns, Elyssa Davalos, Joaquin Garay III, Harvey Korman, Richard Jaeckel, Alex Rocco, Fritz Feld, Vito Scotti, Jose Gonzales-Gonzales, Ruben Moreno, Tina Menard, Jorge Moreno, Allan Hunt, Tom Scott, Hector Morales, Iris Adrian, Ceil Cabot
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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I loved this movie growing up and now my little kids love it too.
J. S. Bingham
From time to time you can hear spanish being spoken, and you get to see some of the geographical areas as well.
Busy Momma
I thought this was a pretty neat and funny film and I thought the kid was cute.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ianphillips@uk.dreamcast.com on December 16, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The fourth and final instalment of Walt Disneys Herbie and easily the worst and most forgetable. Though there are some beautiful shots of South America along the way this merley proceeds to make up for the holes in the plot. Whilst Herbie Goes Bananas certainly has a few bright spots, the film as a whole is a rather nondescript affair which sees Herbie the Volkswagen Beatle car, with a mind of its own, rubbing bumpers with a gang of smugglers on their way to Brazil. The stars in the film include Cloris Leachman as Aunt Louise, Charles Martin Smith as Dave Smith, John Vernon as Prindle and Stephan W Burns as Pete Stanchek. Strictly for die-hard fans of the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. K. Stokes on June 26, 2008
Format: DVD
This is what happens when you make one too many sequels of a popular family movie. Eventually, there's the temptation to dumb it down.

The nephew of Herbie's original owner goes to Mexico to pick up the little car with a friend, hoping to take it down to Brazil to enter a race. Unfortunately, they run into a young pickpocket, Paco (Joaquin Garay III), and end up too broke to get to the race.

So on the cruise ship, they befriend a woman (Cloris Leachman) and her studious daughter, and the woman agrees to sponsor them.

Unfortunately, that's the closest Herbie gets to the racetrack in this movie.

Meanwhile, Paco's gotten into worse trouble, picking the wrong pocket, and Herbie befriends him, and most of the movie is hijinks with Herbie, now called "Ocho," and Paco.

The brightest spot in the movie is when the cruise ship captain (Harvey Korman) and Cloris Leachman's character join Ocho and Paco in a bullfight.

The kid, I suppose, was supposed to be cutely mischievous, but I just found him annoying (pickpocketing is cute?). I wasn't alone. My sons were very vocal in their dislike of Paco.

I never understand why they do this: putting a kid in the place of an adult role. It hardly ever works. The original movie and the first few sequels were good and very funny, had semi-realistic adult characters, and--*golly*--kids still liked them. I suppose it's a matter of taste--I don't seem to share Hollywood's fascination with obnoxiously precocious children.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 3, 2005
Format: DVD
Jim's passed his car onto his nephew for the final of the original four Herbie movies. Pete and his partner DJ pick up Herbie in Mexico, planning to enter in a race in Brazil. What they don't plan on is getting mixed up with a pickpocket and stow away who has befriended their car. But Paco has crossed some bad men, accidentally stealing their film, the only clue they have to the location of Inca ruins they intend to steal. Can a little car save the day again?

Ok, I admit it. This is by far the weakest of the original Herbie movies. The plot is extremely far fetched with at couple of nice plot holes. So why the five stars? Because watching this movie never fails to bring a smile to my face. It's probably the one I watched the most growing up, and I just can't look at it with a critical eye. Beside, any car that would take on an airplane, and win, is ok by me.

The DVD leaves a little to be desired as well. Presented in full frame instead of wide screen, it's a movie only release.

This movie is best viewed through rose-colored glasses of childhood. Don't think about it too critically, or you'll find its flaws. Just sit back and let Herbie take over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Einsatz on August 10, 2013
Format: DVD
This proved a painful viewing experience; I couldn't wait until it was over. I have no intention of watching it again. How it ever got made in the first place is a testament to persistence (or stupidity and stubbornness).

The plot involves three and a half crooks, two schmucks, a crazy captain of a ship, and a couple of women in distress. I can only wonder why Cloris Leachman agreed to appear in this mess, but of the cast, she's the only one who managed to rise above the material and redeem herself. The rest is pure dreck. The story involves a pintsize pickpocket and a trio of thieves trying to find Inca gold. Herbie is only promised a race at the closing of the overworked plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben F on April 20, 2009
Format: DVD
This is definitely a movie the Herbie franchise could've easily done without. I think t's got probably some the worst writing and out of all the sequels. Also, I think one of the major turnoffs is that they tried to place the kid Paco in a lead adult-type role, though I'm sure Disney thought it was "cute". The kid was just this annoying pickpocket that turned all the other characters against him, so I felt the movie was filled with conflicts between him and them, and less centered on Herbie. Since some of the main characters mention that Herbie was supposed race in the Brazil Grand Primio, the last Herbie movie should have been centered on this event, which I think would have been a strong finish to the films instead of all the meaningless nonsense that occured throughout this movie. The one high point are the great performances of Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Charles Martin Smith, whose talents were unfortunately wasted in this movie. I liked all other Herbie movies (heck, I even like the recent Linsay Lohan movie somewhat ). Don't waste your time on this movie.
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