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Pinball in Film


By Jamesiewaimsy

8 years ago



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#52 7 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

this page lists 328 films with pinball:
http://www.pingeek.com/film/film.htm

Thanks for the link!

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#53 7 years ago

Let's not forget "The Life Aquatic" - there's a custom pin on the ship that is zissou themed.

"The Crow" also has an arcade in Detroit that gets smashed and burned in a fire.

#54 7 years ago

Does anyone know if Adam Sandler's into pinball seeing that Grownups and Big Daddy both show machines in scenes?

#55 7 years ago

I was watching "The Walking Dead" series the other night and there was a NBA Fastbreak and a World Poker Tour in the disease center

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#56 7 years ago
Quoted from EvilJack:

The movie Dodge Ball has a pin but I have never been able to identify it

It is Meteor

#57 7 years ago

There's a Toyota commercial from the Super Bowl with a funhouse in it (or Honda, I forget)

#58 7 years ago

You guys know about Pinball Donut Girl?

#59 7 years ago
Quoted from Pinchroma:

There's a Toyota commercial from the Super Bowl with a Funhouse in it

Whirlwind was also in there too.

#60 7 years ago

Leonardo DiCaprio in What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

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#61 7 years ago

Check this out.... I think the game in the shot is supposed to be the same game this guy owns?

easttexas.craigslist.org link

#62 7 years ago

Trailer for a new film with Matthew McConaughey called Killer Joe. Has a HS2 that is deliberately obscured but any pinhead will recognise it. They picked the perfect theme pin for the tone of the film.

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#63 7 years ago

Not in a movie, but from T.V ...
The Nip-it pin in Arnold's on Happy Days.
And on House M.D., there is a play-field for a Bingo machine on a dresser in House's apartment.

... and wasn't there some movie where Richard Keil (Jaws from The Spy who Loved me) was carrying a Space Invaders pin on his back down a street?

#64 7 years ago

Can't help but notice all the horrible things going on around these pinball machines in most of these clips. According to the films mentioned so far, the context is either 1. somebody rich and famous has a custom pin of themselves, showing how important they are or 2. characters go somewhere dingy/dangerous/disreputable and the pin establishes that it's an unsafe public place.

Could be that these movies from the 70s 80s and 90s were made by people who grew up in the 50s, when pinball had a worse reputation. In today's movies pinball machines just stand for 'arcade' or 'person with disposable wealth who is in no hurry to grow up'. Pretty fair assessment i'd say

#65 7 years ago

Basket Case, crappy horror movie from 1982, has one on a bar scene:

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#66 7 years ago
Quoted from generica:

Could be that these movies from the 70s 80s and 90s were made by people who grew up in the 50s, when pinball had a worse reputation. In today's movies pinball machines just stand for 'arcade' or 'person with disposable wealth who is in no hurry to grow up'. Pretty fair assessment i'd say

Pins in movies are definetly often seen used as the "biker bar" interia deco.

#67 7 years ago

Just rewatched copland, stallone is playing lethal weapon 3 in it

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#68 7 years ago

http://www.lovestalker.com/ Was partially filmed at The Silver Ballroom in St Louis. Have not seen the movie, but they must have gotten some of the pins in there.

#69 7 years ago

There is a Top Hand in Payback.

Dan

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#70 6 years ago

Was just watching goodfella's and...

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#71 6 years ago
Quoted from Jamesiewaimsy:

Here it is No idea on machine anyone know?

Missile command & Star Castle

#72 6 years ago

didnt realize goodfella's had so many...just hit this part and i saw 2 more.

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#73 6 years ago

just watched an old episode of the sitcom friends,where they were having a ping pong battle, had three machines in back ground, two were funhouse and diner, the 3rd had an out of order sign on it and I missed what it was

#74 6 years ago

im on fire today....this is in the great outdoors..eight ball deluxe...whats the other one?

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#75 6 years ago
Quoted from tk375:

in the Ritchie Rich movie, this Pin comes out, I think there were only two made. They costume made Tommy the Who's to make this Pin

LOL at that pricing card

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