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The Love Bug

Introduce your children to the movie that first infected the nation with Herbie fever. The Love Bug (starring Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett) was the film dŽbut for "the little white car with heart," and went on to inspire an epidemic of sequels. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 13 Mar 1969
Video Release: 19 May 2003
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

When Jim Douglas fills up Herbie’s tank, the price on the gas pump is 41 cents per gallon. He also feels he can buy a car for $75 to $80 dollars. Besides prices, what else has changed since this film was made?

Tennessee appears as a harmless crackpot when he suggests a machine can have a personality of its own. Although his opinion isn’t supposed to be taken seriously outside of the movie, have you ever felt affection for an inanimate object, or accused one of being out to get you?

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