HERBIE GOES TO MONTE CARLO (Released to Theaters USA 1977)

 Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo teams Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) and Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts) for Herbie’s driver and mechanic. Don Knotts seems an odd casting choice for this movie  because one wonders what happened to the previous mechanic Tennessee Steinmetz (Buddy Hackett), but there is the explanation that ‘Wheely’ has been with Herbie for a long time, and the viewer goes with that limited explanation and enjoys the film despite the loss of Buddy Hackett. It seems that the writers have almost run out of ideas for this story but seem to pull one more suitable film. Herbie actually makes it through  part four, Herbie Goes Bananas, then into a combination of the first and the fourth Herbie movies for a 1997 television release for  The Wonderful World of Disney Season 1 Episode 11. This television series features famous movies and behind the scenes content as well as new films. Then, Lindsey Lohan and Justin Long make a 2005 6th  film in the Herbie movie series, Herbie: Fully Loaded. These stories have their own charm and make cute watches to share as a family.

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images


 The decision to race Herbie in Monte Carlo is fraught with many challenges.

 Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Vincent McEveety for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Ron Miller for making the film possible. Cast includes Dean Jones, Don Knotts, and Julie Sommers.

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. Good, simple watch with a little adventure built in. Good work for everyone involved in production. 

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