Herbie Goes to
Release Date: June 24, 1977
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo finds the title car reunited with his
Love Bug driver Jim Douglas for the Paris to Monte Carlo road rally. While
making the qualifying runs, Herbie falls hard for a blue Lancia named
Giselle. Taking a page from 101 Dalmatians, the cars help hook Jim up with Giselle’s beautiful
driver, Diane Darcy, but all is not champagne and roses. Jewel thieves
have hidden stolen diamonds in Herbie’s gas tank and they want them back.
With thieves in hot pursuit, the road to Monte Carlo is filled with
romance, danger, and as always, nutty comedy.
- The film was shot on location in France en route
to Monte Carlo and in Paris at the Esplanade du Trocadero, Eiffel Tower,
Place de la Concorde, Place Vendome, Place d'Iena, Arc de Triomphe, and
down the Champs-Elysees -- at 80 miles an hour!
- In the opening scene, Herbie's passport is stamped. Since it's
illegal to fake a passport, Disney had to apply to the Los Angeles State
Department for one, but the department decided Herbie, a Volkswagen, was
German, and suggested Disney go to the German embassy for a German
passport. Eventually, the Studios were granted a genuine U.S. passport
When Herbie's passport is stamped at the beginning of the movie, his
vital statistics are revealed -- he's 5 feet tall with sealed beam eyes
and a sunroof for hair!