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Herbie Fully Loaded (2005). "I'm being carjacked by my own car."

Join us for this week's episode "Herbie Fully Loaded". We talk junkyard rides, old flames, townie hot shots, racin's for men, green eyed cars, statutory car love and why you always have to talk nice to your car. Does this movie have us celebrating in the winners circle or are we waving the checkered flag? Find out now!


Storyline :Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53--the free wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton's blood, but she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard to choose one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up '63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own--and an alternate route for her future.

Directors: Angela Robinson

Writers: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Alfred Gough

Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Justin Long, Michael Keaton and Cheryl Hines

Awards: Nominee Teen Choice Award Best Actress Lindsay Lohan, Nominee of Stinker Movie Awards for least special special effects.

Film Budget: $50,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $144,146,816


Like any respectable teen movie this film was full of overly used songs and poorly executed covers. Here are a few to sample.


Start your engines for these fun facts.

  1. Before release, Disney decided that Lindsay Lohan was a bit too busty for the image they wanted for the film, and used digital techniques to reduce her bust size.

  2. Four Herbies were made for the rail-riding stunt in the first race. One was made to jump up the rail, and two were made to ride on the rail.

  3. The original script was green-lit largely because the studio liked its decisions to A) place the Herbie character into a realistic world and B) make Herbie's powers subtle, and presented in small increments. Later script revisions ended up presenting a more cartoonish and fantasy-based world.

  4. Lindsay Lohan became upset after the film's premiere after discovering her single "First" was placed during the end credits, and not during the big race scene.

  5. Herbie The Love Bug was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe ragtop sedan painted in Volkswagen L87 pearl white. Under normal circumstances, the interior would be a matching white. However, Herbie's interior was painted a special non-reflective grey color so the camera and studio lights would not reflect.


The entire Herbie franchise is featured on Disney+

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