Herbie Fully Loaded
June 22, 2005
Maggie Peyton, the first Peyton to
graduate from college receives a graduation present from her dad and as
she's about to get a 250Z, she instead receives a Volkswagon Bug (Herbie)
and Herbie takes her for a ride. Herbie takes her to "Kevins Custom Car
Shop" run by her best friend Kevin where they take Herbie for a test drive
and end up at a car show where Herbie beats all-time racer Trip Murphy in an
impromptu street race. Trip demands a rematch and attempts to discover the
secret behind Herbie. But Magwheels's biggest challenge isn't the up and
coming Daytona 500, It's proving to her dad that she's good enough to be the
next great Peyton.
Lindsay Lohan recorded her debut album, Speak, on set
while filming this movie.
Lindsay Lohan visited a hospital several times for
exhaustion during the filming of this movie.
Maggie buys Herbie from the junkyard for $75. This is
the same amount Jim Douglas offers Thorndyke for "cheap, honest
transportation" in the original movie.
Some differences between the original Herbie and the
remake's: The number "53" is in a different font, as well as bigger on the
hood and smaller on the doors than with the original. Also, it is further
down the hood, and the chrome strip goes over the "53" rather than under.
Also in the new version, the stripes do not go over the sunroof. The 2005
movie is also the first in which Herbie sports eyelids.
This is the first theatrical Love Bug film since Herbie
Goes Bananas (1980).
The shot where Herbie makes a funny face was called the
"Large Marge" shot, from Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
The sign at the car show at the beginning of the movie
says "El Dorado". This is the name of the final big race in the first
In the movie Herbie has a crush on, and later dates a
yellow New Beetle.
The plot of Herbie: Fully Loaded has been compared to
the Warner Brothers movie Racing Stripes. In that movie there is a girl
named Channing Walsh who wants to ride a zebra named Stripes in a
horserace, but her dad won't let her because he doesn't want her to get
killed the way her mom did. The plot similarities go on and on. The only
basic differences are that unlike Maggie, Channing didn't have a
boyfriend, nor did the winner (Stripes) drive his opponent insane as
Herbie drove Maggie's rival, Trip, to utter distraction.
The movie Maggie and Herbie are watching at the
drive-in movie is Scary Movie 2.