The Love Bug (1997)

The film opens with narration by Jim Douglas and "memory" clips from the first film. The narration ends saying Herbie is now owned by an arrogant Scotsman named Simon Moore III (John Hannah), who abuses and insults Herbie until Herbie comes last in a race, not wanting to obey Simon. Furious, Simon sends Herbie to the junkyard. Meanwhile, Hank Cooper (Bruce Campbell), a mechanic in a small garage, is told to enter a race and persuaded to acquire Herbie. The judges are Donny Shotz (Micky Dolenz), a car enthusiast; Alex (Alexandra Wentworth), an old flame of Hank's; and Simon. When Herbie and Hank have won the race, Alex questions Hank, and he gives her a ride, wherein Herbie takes them to an isolated road. Meanwhile, Simon finds the engineer who created Herbie: Dr. Gustav Stumpful (Harold Gould), and requests a second such car: an evil, black edition, whom Simon names Horace.

Directing:
  • Peyton Reed

Writing:
  • Bill Walsh
  • Don DaGradi
  • Ryan Rowe

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-11-29
themoviedb icon 5.0/10
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 88
Clarence Williams III
Clarence Will...
Chuck
Dana Gould
Dana Gould
Rupert
Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbel...
Hank Cooper
Kevin J. O'Connor
Kevin J. O'Co...
Roddy Martel
Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz
Donny Shotz
Harold Gould
Harold Gould
Dr. Gustav Stumpfel
John Hannah
John Hannah
Simon Moore III
Burton Gilliam
Burton Gillia...
Alexandra Wentworth
Alexandra Wen...
Alex Davis
Dean Jones
Dean Jones
Jim Douglas
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