Herbie Goes Bananas

Herbie Goes Bananas

Vincent McEveety (1980)

U Certificate


Our Score
After three breezy episodes in ten years, this fourth film about Herbie the Love Bug was the one that finally put the skids under the series. The novelty of having a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own was already showing signs of wearing off in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, when an "exotic" location was used to cover the holes in the plot. However, the sights of South America are not enough to distract us from the flimsiness of this story, as Herbie rubs bumpers with a gang of smugglers on his way to a race in Brazil. Even fine comic actors such as Cloris Leachman and Harvey Korman are unable to raise a smile here.


The heroic Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of his own travels to South America to compete in a rally. Separated from his latest owners, he teams up with a young pickpocket to run a taxi service, and together they uncover a smuggling ring. The fourth part of the Disney adventure series, starring Cloris Leachman, Charles Martin Smith and Joaquin Garay.

Cast & Crew

Aunt Louise Cloris Leachman
Davie Johns Charles Martin Smith
Prindle John Vernon
Pete Stanchek Stephan W Burns
Melissa Elyssa Davalos
Paco Joaquin Garay III
Captain Blythe Harvey Korman
Shepard Richard Jaeckel
Quinn Alex Rocco
Chief steward Fritz Feld
Director Vincent McEveety
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Children's Drama