The Love Bug

Continuity mistake: When Thorndyke and Havershaw are working in the garage towards the end of the movie, Thorndyke says to Havershaw "You're despicable!" and squirts oil on him. At this point, you can see the top of Havershaw's overalls is covered in oil, but when Thorndyke squirts oil at him a few shots later, the oil has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the El Dorado road race, you can see Herbie leaving the grid when the starter waves the green flag, but after a quick cut to Jim, Carole and Tennessee in Herbie, we see the other cars and Herbie is leaving the grid for a second time.

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Continuity mistake: When Thorndyke and Havershaw are working in the garage towards the end of the movie, you can see Thorndyke brings down his oil pistol from the ramp when Havershaw reminds him about the wager he made with Mr Wu, but in the next shot Thorndyke is holding his oil pistol near the ramp again.

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Trivia: The opening scene of the demolition derby cars is footage from the 1966 film "Fireball 500."

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Trivia: Dean Jones has two roles in this movie. Not only does he play Jim Douglas, he is also the bearded hippie who speaks to Carole (Michele Lee) when she is trapped in Herbie at the drive-in restaurant.

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