Herbie Goes Bananas Poster

Release Date: 1980

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004

G|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Pete (Stephen W. Burns) is excited when he learns he's inherited a car from his uncle. His enthusiasm wanes when he and his friend, D.J. (Charles Martin Smith), travel to Puerta Vallarta and discover the car is a rusty old Volkswagen Beetle. But they quickly realize their car has extraordinary abilities. They set off on a road trip across Central America to enter the special Beetle in a high-stakes race, encountering pickpockets, counterfeiters and other obstacles along the way.

Cast: Charles Martin Smith, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Stephen W. Burns, John Vernon, Elyssa Davalos, Richard Jaeckel, Alex Rocco

Director: Vincent McEveety

Genres: Family, Comedy

Keywords: Pursuit, Escape, Friend, Friendship, Playful, Car, 1980s