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Pinball in movies or TV shows? Name a game you have seen in the background?


By Jackontherocks

8 years ago



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#501 4 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

Big Indian and Duotron ???

First one looks right but I think the one to the right only has 4 score reels (Duotron/Magnotron has 5)

#502 4 years ago

Actually, maybe Spin-A-Card?

#503 4 years ago

Latest hotels.com commercial has a bunch of pins in it. Adams family and many more.

#504 4 years ago

Just spotted a Eight Ball Deluxe (first run) in Diggstown starring James Woods and Louis Gossett Jr.

#505 4 years ago
Quoted from chucktee:

Just spotted a Eight Ball Deluxe (first run) in Diggstown starring James Woods and Louis Gossett Jr.

I love that movie

#506 4 years ago

Just saw a bunch of pins on an episode of Kojak (yes it's the Decades binge again). The ones I could ID:
Gottlieb Grand Slam, Bally Flicker, and several woodrails in a bowling alley (they got blown up w/TNT) . Also spotted a Bally Nip-it, Bally Amigo, & third unindentified game in another scene. This episode must have been filmed after the ban on pinballs in NYC was lifted (1977-1978)

#507 4 years ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Latest hotels.com commercial has a bunch of pins in it. Adams family and many more.

Looked like blackrose, Addams family, highspeed and few more

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#508 4 years ago

In the movie "The Toy" starring Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor spotted a Gottlieb Volcano, Haunted House, and a Mars God of War (product placement perhaps?)

#509 4 years ago

Back again w/another sighting (sort of). In "The Accused" starring Jodie Foster we all know about the Slam Dunk ( re-themed Space Invaders) and the Scorpion pinball machines but nobody's mentioned the Geine also present. Some of the video games (for those who care) were Tron, Satan's Hollow, and I think a Lock & Chase (not certain-not in focus and always briefly shown).

#510 4 years ago
Quoted from chucktee:

In the movie "The Toy" starring Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor spotted a Gottlieb Volcano, Haunted House, and a Mars God of War (product placement perhaps?)

Probably. It was back in the day when Columbia Pictures owned D.Gottlieb.

#511 4 years ago

Was watching Man Bites Dog tonight and I spotted a couple familiar faces (if you're squinting, that's Taxi and Whirlwind):

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#512 4 years ago
Quoted from SteveP3:

I still can't figure out what's in Donnie Brasco, there are multiple games throughout the movie. Someone mentioned 'Big Game' but it does not appear to be a match at all when referencing the ipdb.
Here's two pics from the movie from different angles, if anyone can identify this that would be neat. So far the internet turns up nothing for me. Appears to be a 4 player EM.

It's a Williams Honey.

#513 4 years ago
Quoted from shock_me:

Dazed and Confused! It's a great movie about nothing with an awesome soundtrack. Kwiki posted the "Emporium" scene in another thread showing a ton of 70's EMs being played. Classic!

Too damn funny - I watched that scene last night -- there were a bunch in there.
-mof

seconds 20-25. (I only recognize two of eight or so in there)

#514 4 years ago

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, but its a fictitional pin with Steve Zissou as the theme.

#515 4 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, but its a fictitional pin with Steve Zissou as the theme.

What I wouldn't give for a Steve Zissou pin.

#516 4 years ago

A HS in teenage mutant ninja turtles. The good original one.

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#517 4 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

What I wouldn't give for a Steve Zissou pin.

There's one in a cafe in Italy that Anderson designed himself, it's super cute:

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#518 4 years ago
Quoted from trunchbull:

There's one in a cafe in Italy that Anderson designed himself, it's super cute:

Looks like a re-themed Gottlieb Orbit.

#519 4 years ago

Toy Story...too funny. Kid in the arcade says "Mom...can I play Black Hole please?" Tried to upload the vid segment, but couldn't get it in here for some reason.

#520 4 years ago

Watched The Last Detail this pst weekend with Randy Quaid and Jack Nicholson. There's a decent scene in a Boston arcade with lots of early 70s shooters and a few pinballs. Couldn't make out the games.

#521 4 years ago

Lost tv show has a RFM I think and maybe Cyclone in the rec room of the others.

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#522 4 years ago

The Star Trek Voyager episode called 11:59 has a Fish Tales in the background.

#523 4 years ago

That's some quality if Fish Tales made it to the future of Star Trek Voyager. Was there cabinet fade or did they solve that in the future?

#524 4 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

That's some quality if Fish Tales made it to the future of Star Trek Voyager. Was there cabinet fade or did they solve that in the future?

The pin was in 1996, not 2374. The ship and crew went back in time.

#525 4 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

The pin was in 1996, not 2374. The ship and crew went back in time.

Probably one of those upcoming FTr's I've heard about.

#526 4 years ago

"Next to kin" with Patrick Swasy, to many to count.

#527 4 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

That's some quality if Fish Tales made it to the future of Star Trek Voyager. Was there cabinet fade or did they solve that in the future?

I know right? By the 2370s pinball in Star Trek is holographic. No more worry about cabinet fade, games breaking down or playfields ghosting (unless the holoprojectors malfunction). Anyways the episode was primarily set at the turn of the Millennium and focused on an ancestor of Capt. Janeway.

#528 4 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

The pin was in 1996, not 2374. The ship and crew went back in time.

That makes sense.

#529 4 years ago

The opening credits of Stephen King's The Stand tv mini series (sorry the screen shot is so bad, but I pulled it off youtube, and it was bad there, too).

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#530 4 years ago

I'll bet Pat McMahon could get us a clearer shot, seeing as how he edited the show. Now...does anyone know Pat??

Quoted from Sparky:

The opening credits of Stephen King's The Stand tv mini series (sorry the screen shot is so bad, but I pulled it off youtube, and it was bad there, too).

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#531 4 years ago

movie: Thank God it s Friday
In the game room of the Disco... Gottlieb VOLLEY

and next to it ??? Bronco or Mustang ?? all I saw was a bit of the cabinet art

#532 4 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

TV Commercial for Hotels.com, Captain Obvious is playing air hockey in an arcade, behind him is a row of pins.

Yep, I did that shoot! eastvanamusements.ca

#533 4 years ago

What's that machine in the pool room scene in Slap Shot 1977? It ends with "Iron" ? In middle/top of BG.
-mof

#534 4 years ago

Not a TV show but got a sneak peek in the players lounge at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati last weekend and they had a LOTR - looked like the back box tube was out along with a lot of the gi but there was always someone on it everytime I walked by there...

#535 4 years ago

I just saw the hotels.com commercial with all the pins. Sweet!

#536 4 years ago

Just watched a documentary about Lynyrd Skynyrd on Axs called Gone With The Wind. When they are interviewing former band member Ed King you can see a lit-up Fireball right behind him, along with a jukebox.

You can see if briefly in this video at 1 min 54 sec.

#537 4 years ago

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#538 4 years ago

Just seen a Old 78 KISS PIN on the movie "Role Models"

#539 4 years ago

probably already been posted but they are playing a Gottleib fun land wedge head in x-men first class

#540 4 years ago

I was watching Star Trek Voyager over the weekend. Season 3, episodes 8 and 9 (Future's End I & II). The crew go through a time rift and are back in 1996. Ed Begley Jr is a rich tech-entrepreneur, and he has a Firepower in his office, shown several times during both episodes. In one scene he's actually playing the game while telling his henchman what to do. No sounds from the game other than the coils while he's playing. Also, there appears to be two different backglasses displayed in a frame and backlit as art (looks like a swapbox!). I can't tell the titles, but one is shown quite often. The other is only seen briefly. I don't have screen shots of these backglasses. These episodes are available to view on Netflix.

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#541 4 years ago

I think this is a Swedish game show. The translation is pretty rough but this part is called Super Flip and a contestant on the phone has to say flip to make the flippers flip. The pin that is being filmed must be backstage. Can anyone guess the repainted pin she is playing? It looks like a wide body. It reminds me of a Star Race but it's mirrored. The lady has a chance to win a Lights, Camera, Action. Check it out. Starts at 3:31 If you go to the next video the contestant play Stadium Events for the NES.

#542 4 years ago

Saw this one the other day.

1948 "The Time of Your Life". James Cagney and William Bendix. There is a pinball machine in the center of the bar, one character in the movie is constantly playing it. Then he beats the game. All hell breaks loose, (I won't give it away) the back box is a movie prop.

#544 4 years ago

Fireball in The Get Down on Netflix

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#545 4 years ago
Quoted from pinaholic:

Fireball in The Get Down on Netflix

Isn't that Will Smith's boy? I didn't know he was on that show. Was it any good?

#546 4 years ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Firepower II on Wheeler Dealers US on the BMW 2002tii show. Was in the guys garage who sold Mike the car.

Just saw this on a re-run and thought I might be the first to notice.
Mike should have got the pinball as part of the deal for the car. It would be cool in Edd's workshop.

#547 4 years ago

Dupe.
Stupid fat fingers.

#548 4 years ago

There are a few in Jaws 2 - one is a Four Queens, but I can't make out the rest. Maybe a Spanish Eyes?

#549 4 years ago

Caught some of the Star Trek marathon this weekend. On episode "A Piece of the Action" there's a bunch of woodrails in Okmyx's place, can't make them out though...

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#550 4 years ago

Here are three pins in episode 2 of Cinmax show Quarry I just stated watching. Jumping jack is one shown playing later on in show.

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