Herbie Goes Bananas

Synopsis: Pete Stancheck inherits from his Uncle Jim Douglas a race car being stored in Puerto Vallarta. With his friend Davy Johns (D.J. to his friends) accompanying him to P.V., Pete is dismayed to learn that the car is an older model Volkswagen Beetle. But when Pete and D.J. see what the car can do and learn that it somewhat has a mind of its own, they decide to enter it into the Brazil Grand Primeo formula one race. En route to Rio de Janeiro, Herbie, the car, gets Pete and D.J. into one predicament after another as it tries to help its new friend, a streetwise orphan named Paco, who Pete and D.J. encountered in P.V. and who stowed away in Herbie's trunk. Because of these predicaments, Pete and D.J. end up requiring a quick influx of cash and slyly enlist the help of wealthy Louise Trent and her bookish niece, anthropology doctoral candidate Melissa, to be their financiers. Pete's role in the scheme is to woo the shy Melissa, about which he feels guilty. But initially unknown to all of them,
Director(s): Vincent McEveety
Production: Walt Disney Productions
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Hey, Pete, are you sure

this is the place?

You saw the letter.

This is the place.

Hey, listen, pal. Don't you think it's a little funny,

I mean, your uncle just giving you this race car?

- Sentimental reasons.

- Yeah!

Would a cracked block

be a sentimental reason?

Look! All we got to lay out is the

storage fee. You've got the money.

I've got the money.

All finished.

- Shine?

- No, thanks.

You want a personally conducted

tour of Puerto Vallarta?

I'll show you plenty good time.

- What do you think, Pete?

- Nah! It's not in the budget. No, thanks, son.

Okay, where do you want to go?

Paco show you,

free on the house.

Taller Mecnico, Avenida...

Crdenas. No problem.

I'll show you exactly.

I like Americans.

Americans very smart people.

Someday, I go to America.

Oh, yeah? When you do,

you look up Pete Stanchek here.

He'll put you up, show you all

the best ice cream parlors in town.

That sounds good.

You see down there?

That's Avenue Crdenas.

Turn left, that way.

Go two blocks, you'll find mecnico.

- Thanks.

- De nada, anytime.

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta.


See you later, alligator.

Cute kid.

You know what I mean?

Well mannered. Polite.

Didn't have his hand out.

An endangered species.

That light area,

that around four o'clock.

I can see it.

And you say this is Inca?

You're the expert.

You tell me.

Did anyone else spot this?

They were looking for oil.

And where is this?

In the jungles.

South America.

Mr. Shepard, there's nothing

to be gained by our playing games.

This could very well be

an undiscovered Inca city.

And you know what that means.

Pre-Columbian artifacts.

And gold, Mr. Prindle.

And what do you want?

Cash... and plenty of it.

'Cause they're gonna throw the key away,

if they find us stealing that stuff.

Yeah, it's a national treasure

or something.

Is there another print of this?

That's it.

Gentlemen... we're in business.

There's gotta be some mistake.

Ah, no, seores. No, seores.

This is not a mistake.

This is Seor Douglas's car.

And you're telling me that this thing

won the Monte Carlo Grand Prix?

That is what Seor

Douglas he told me.

He say he would have won

the Baja race too.

But his girlfriend...

...did not make the curve.

Herbie... He see it. He stop.

He no finish the race.

Seor Douglas say,

"It's here."

Let's turn it over.

La llave, seor.

Okay, so it runs.

Let's take it. If nothing else,

it's transportation home.

- Seor?

- S, seor?

Mind if we take it

around the block first?

Okay, seor.

Cute kid, huh?

Doesn't have his hand out.

He doesn't have it out

because it's in your pocket.

You check that side.

See if you can find us a taxi.

- I'll get you a taxi, seor.

- Get lost, kid. Taxi!

- Taxi!

- All right. 12 o'clock, the National Hotel bar.

I'll be there.

- Carry your bag, seor?

- Move along, sonny.

No trouble,

I carry your bags very cheap.

Put the bags do...

I said put the bags down!

Hey, kid, come on!

Get away from me, will you?


Very sorry, seores.

Please, you forgive me.

He said he liked Americans...

- ...then put his arms around us...

- And took us to the cleaner's.

Never mind reenacting the crime.

Just look for the little... There!

See that grubby little foot out

behind that box?

A cold beer says it's attached

to Paco the Dip.

Come back here,

you little bandit!

We need that worse than you do.

Don't scare him. Don't scare him.

Just talk to him nicely.

Buenos das.


I'm sorry, lady. Excuse me.

We're looking for a little kid.

Did you see a little kid?

I'm sorry.

Me too, lady.

You look that way.

- What took you so long?

- It's not easy in this town.

Mr. Prindle, if you want to get in touch

with me before, you can use this number.

- My wallet's gone.

- Have you left it up in the room?

It was that kid.

That crummy little kid!

Buenos das.

I don't know.

He must have skipped town.

Oh, no, he didn't.

This time, we sack him.

You take him low,

I'll take him high.

- Oh, no, you don't.

- Is that yours?


Is it ours?


Grab loose of that.

Looks like that's all he got.

I'll take over, dipstick.

I ought to tan your bottom.

Oh, I got money.

Look. There he is.

Hold it, kid. Hold it!

Wait a minute.

Hold it, kid!

- Shepard, wait.

- What we want's in the mail box.

Let's get the kid first,

just in case. Come on.

Somebody stop that boy.

Stop that kid.

Hey, you, grab him. Anybody!

He's over here. Come on!

Look up there.

Over here, too.


Well, like you said, transportation.

Let's close the deal

and get out of here.

There he is.

In the car.

Are you planning to sleep

over at the local jail, leadfoot?

I'm not doing anything.

Maybe this Bug

did win the Grand Prix.

I think we got ourselves a race car.

- Is that yours?

- Yes, officer. Thank you very much.

- Is something missing?

- No, no. Everything's fine.

It's all here.

We will continue looking for the car

and the boy.

Thank you, officer.

We'll... we'll catch up with you.

The film's gone!

Why would a kid like that

take it?

I don't know. We gotta get it back,

though. I'll never get another one.

Steady, boys.

That's the car that's gonna win

the Gran Premio of Brazil.

Something's weird

about that car, DJ.

I know, it's dynamite. It'll blow

the doors off anything in the race.

Attention, please. The Sun Princess

will be embarking in 20 minutes.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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