Herbie Rides Again

Question: Why are Jim (Dean Jones), Carol (Michelle Lee) and Tennessee (Buddy Hackett) not back for this sequel?

Answer: I don't know specifically why these particular actors did not return. There are any number of reasons why an actor does not reprise a role in a sequel: salary disputes, creative differences, scheduling conflicts, an actor wishing to avoid being stereotyped, and so on.

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Continuity mistake: When Nicole takes Whitfield for his first ride in Herbie, the car rears up onto its back wheels. But in the very next shot of Whitfield's startled reaction, the rear-screen projection of the street behind them is footage taken from a level view, not an elevated one. (00:15:50)

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Trivia: The producers were originally considering Walter Brennan to play Grandpa Steinmetz as the lead character. But since he was unable to work due to ill health, they cast Helen Hayes as Grandma Steinmetz instead.

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