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


By Jackontherocks

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#1151 2 years ago

Just saw this commercial on TV today for the Oregon State Fair.
Looks like the rethemed a CCoin Top Ten

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#1152 2 years ago

Found another. BBC production, Endeavor (2018), Season 5 Episode 5. "Part Five: Quartet". Looks like a Bow and Arrow. It is in the first and second bar scene.
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#1153 2 years ago

There is an EM in the bar on the new HBO show “Sharp Objects” I coudn’t identify it. It comes into focus for about 3 seconds, I will try to rewatch.

#1154 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

That's BK...BK2000 doesnt look anything like that.

You’re right.

#1155 2 years ago

Although a repost, it is worth watching the actual commercial.

Pinball remains "hip and in fashion" in Portland, Oregon. Presently continues to retain its title of pinball capital of the world with over 800+ machines (including EMs) in a 25 mile radius of the city. Carries over to all sorts of activities.

#1156 2 years ago
Quoted from thirdedition:

I'm sure it has been said, but I'm not going to fig through this whole thread.
There is a Stargazer in Ghostbusters.

Through the magic of search, I can attest that it had not until you did so. One guy mentioned he saw a pin but did not identify it.

#1157 2 years ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Through the magic of search, I can attest that it had not until you did so. One guy mentioned he saw a pin but did not identify it.

There is a screenshot of the scene on Pingeek's great "Pinball In The Movies" site. Also check out his "Pinball On TV"
site.

http://www.pingeek.com/film/film2.htm

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#1158 2 years ago

EIGHT BALL DELUXE in the 1984 german movie "Dieter Hallervorden und die Rache der Enterbten"
and
NIP-IT in the 1983 german movie "Dieter Hallervorden der Doppelgänger"

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#1159 2 years ago

Love the NSM wall-mount slot machine.....

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#1160 2 years ago
Quoted from jp1985:

There is an EM in the bar on the new HBO show “Sharp Objects” I coudn’t identify it. It comes into focus for about 3 seconds, I will try to rewatch.

I saw this too but can’t figure out what it is. Anyone?

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#1161 2 years ago
Quoted from TheBenk:

I saw this too but can’t figure out what it is. Anyone?[quoted image]

Stern Electronics Galaxy.

#1162 2 years ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

EIGHT BALL DELUXE in the 1984 german movie "Dieter Hallervorden und die Rache der Enterbten"
and
NIP-IT in the 1983 german movie "Dieter Hallervorden der Doppelgänger"
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Bally Nip it:

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#1163 2 years ago

Friday Night Lights, Tim and Billy Riggins have a Stars machine in their living room.

#1164 2 years ago

Sniper Reloaded has Sgt. Beckett playing a Jubilee.

#1165 2 years ago

In Keeping up with the Joneses, he has a HyperBall in his basement. Seen in the corner near the end of the movie.

#1166 2 years ago

The new AMC Series, "Lodge 49", has an Aztec dominantly displayed and another pinball game "Out of Order" covered in the tavern room. The mystery cabinet is clearly visible (only backbox is covered with a sheet), but I would have to research which game, as it looks original.

#1167 2 years ago

Eposide called Road Hog in Alfred Hitchcock Presents tv series has a pin called The Thing, it’s in black n white caught it only once show.

#1168 2 years ago

In the dumb movie Everybody wants some, there are a ton of older games in one small clip.

#1169 2 years ago

Was watching "Tanked" this morning and they were tasked with turning a Stingray pinball into an aquarium. The client wanted the pinball to be playable after it was turned into a fish tank.

The Tanked guys ended up smashing the backglass at the shop and even Tim from the Pinball HOF made a cameo.

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#1170 2 years ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

The Tanked guys ended up smashing the backglass at the shop

What did they do? Find a repro?

#1171 2 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

What did they do? Find a repro?

I think they did it on purpose to create TV drama. Then the replacement (original or repro) arrived "just in time" when they we're installing it at the owner's house.

#1172 2 years ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

The wife watches "All in the Family" at bed time & saw Archie Bunker playing a Bally's Night Rider at Kelsey's Bar.
She now wants a Night Rider...

I've been binge watching Archie Bunker's Place on Antenna TV. Anyone know what the pinball machine is in the bar? Or should I take a picture and post?

#1173 2 years ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

I've been binge watching Archie Bunker's Place on Antenna TV. Anyone know what the pinball machine is in the bar? Or should I take a picture and post?

Seems like they rotated them through....here's a list for each episode that a pinball appears.

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#1174 2 years ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Was watching "Tanked" this morning and they were tasked with turning a Stingray pinball into an aquarium. The client wanted the pinball to be playable after it was turned into a fish tank.
The Tanked guys ended up smashing the backglass at the shop and even Tim from the Pinball HOF made a cameo. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

The more I look at this pin....the more I realize how much it's going to suck to service it when something needs fixing.

#1175 2 years ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Seems like they rotated them through....here's a list for each episode that a pinball appears.[quoted image]

I'm referring to the follow-up series "Archie Bunker's Place" where Archie owns his own bar and restaurant. I'm in season 2 right now and the same pinball machine has been on the set.

#1176 2 years ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

I'm referring to the follow-up series "Archie Bunker's Place" where Archie owns his own bar and restaurant. I'm in season 2 right now and the same pinball machine has been on the set.

The only pinball reference I could find for "Archie Bunkers Place" was a 1978 Gottlieb 'Hit The Deck.'

#1177 2 years ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

The only pinball reference I could find for "Archie Bunkers Place" was a 1978 Gottlieb 'Hit The Deck.'

Yes I believe that's it!

#1178 2 years ago

While watching Spongebob with the kiddo this morning, Nickoledeon hit a trifecta of THREE pinball references over four straight commercials.

#1 - An ad for Goldfish Pinball Blast on https://www.goldfishfun.com/
#2 - Then there was some ad for a head-to-head pinball toy called Hydro Strike - amazon.com link »
#3 - The new Rise of TMNT show had one of the turtles as a ball bouncing off a bunch of columns and EM chimes were playing.

All happened within about 1 minute. I was shocked how prevalent it's becoming.

#1179 2 years ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Was watching "Tanked" this morning and they were tasked with turning a Stingray pinball into an aquarium. The client wanted the pinball to be playable after it was turned into a fish tank.
The Tanked guys ended up smashing the backglass at the shop and even Tim from the Pinball HOF made a cameo. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I've been hooked on this show for years and there's a ton of pin spottings. They definitely have a rct in the shop (seen in many episodes)
The pin episode definitely came with 2 backglasses. Gotta create drama right? Just like every car fix up show at some point says "I don't know if we're going to make the deadline"

#1180 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Just like every car fix up show at some point says "I don't know if we're going to make the deadline"

And home fix up show, and landscaping show, and cooking show, and...........................

#1181 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

I've been hooked on this show for years and there's a ton of pin spottings. They definitely have a rct in the shop (seen in many episodes)
The pin episode definitely came with 2 backglasses. Gotta create drama right? Just like every car fix up show at some point says "I don't know if we're going to make the deadline"

I liked the show originally but it seems like the newer episodes constantly involve celebrities. I'd rather see a random company, brewery, bar, casino have tanks made compared to musicians, celebrities, comedians etc.

#1182 2 years ago

Watching the Carol Burnette show tonight and spotted these three ... Amigo, Fireball and Four Million B.C.
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Someone on that show must be a big Bally fan.

#1183 2 years ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

While watching Spongebob with the kiddo this morning, Nickoledeon hit a trifecta of THREE pinball references over four straight commercials.
#1 - An ad for Goldfish Pinball Blast on https://www.goldfishfun.com/
#2 - Then there was some ad for a head-to-head pinball toy called Hydro Strike - amazon.com link »
#3 - The new Rise of TMNT show had one of the turtles as a ball bouncing off a bunch of columns and EM chimes were playing.

I saw #2 and #3 as well while watching with my kid. Spongebob drives me nuts though...no idea why kids like that show. It’s funny once in a while, but usually just makes me cringe. And she watches it NON-STOP.

In advertising and in general on TV, pinball / references are definitely popping up more often.

#1184 2 years ago

Been through the entire thread, don't recall this one but just watched it again the other night:

"Dude Where's My Car" 2000

Junkyard - Curiously, they have it blurred at first but once it is partially blocked by the actors you can easily tell.

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#1185 2 years ago

Disco Fever and Space Invaders tucked in the back of a bar in the Styx video "Too Much Time on My Hands".

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#1186 2 years ago
Quoted from jibmums:

Disco Fever and Space Invaders tucked in the back of a bar in the Styx video "Too Much Time on My Hands".
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Man, other than pinball...the 80's was a rough decade to grow up in. Is that a 4th girl in the pic?

And came across this. Sadly, the phenomenal, long-running fantastical Glee found it worthwhile to retheme and repaint some old Gottlieb EM's....and the playfields look fake. Hope they didn't destroy salvageable or playable games for that damn show.

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#1187 2 years ago

Horrible movie House of Dead 2, noticed three pins about 40mins into movie.

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#1188 2 years ago
Quoted from ssbodyman:

Just noticed 5 or 6 pins in episode 33 of The Americans (great show btw) Flash, Blackout, Firepower, forgot title and another Flash. It was a bowling alley scene with a FBI agent giving documents to a Russian agent. I thought it was kind of funny that they had two Flash but I suppose that they only have so many 80's pins sitting around in the prop house. anyway this thread needed a bump

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#1189 2 years ago

Was watching Major League 2 the other night when I spotted Judge Dredd. I think there was another pin in the room but didnt get a good look.

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#1190 2 years ago

Eight Ball Champ in the REM video "Man on the Moon".

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#1191 2 years ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Horrible movie House of Dead 2, noticed three pins about 40mins into movie.
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Looks like Flip Flop, Travel Time and Swinger. Nice!

#1192 2 years ago

Revenge From Mars in the final scene of "Ready Player One". Also visible are the videogames Robotron:2084, Space Invaders, and a rare and cool Joust cocktail.

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#1193 2 years ago
Quoted from jibmums:

Revenge From Mars in the final scene of "Ready Player One". Also visible are the videogames Robotron:2084, Space Invaders, and a rare and cool Joust cocktail.
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Those have been mentioned before. And that's not just a Space Invaders, it's an original Taito Space invaders.

#1194 2 years ago

German movie RICHY GUITAR from 1984
CENTAUR II in Berlin.

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#1195 2 years ago
Quoted from chippe01:

3 pins and multiple arcades in another MadTV sketch. Pinbot is one, but can’t make out the other 2.

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That black video game cabinet with the red stripes is a Game Plan (GPi) Megatack. Not a very common game. And it was engineered by Centuri.

#1196 2 years ago

French movie "JACQUES TATI - TRAFIC" filmed in 1969
with GOTTLIEB's 1963 SWING-ALONG

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#1197 2 years ago

Here are a few pics from 6 different movies -

German movie "69 Liebesspiele" from 1967
with Williams Soccer "Kick-Off" and a nice Jukebox

German movie "Verschwende Deine Jugend" from 2003 and set in 1981
with FIREPOWER and HULK

German movie "Bang-Boom-Bang" from 1998
with an illuminated HULK-Top and a 'customized' System-11-machine
Actor Ralf Richter

German movie "Die Spider Murphy Gang" from 1983
with FIREPOWER
Actress Ilse Page

German movie "Das Leben ist eine Baustelle" from 1996
with TAXI
Actor Richy Müller

French movie "Student Services" from 2009/2010
with CORVETTE
Actress Deborah Francois

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#1198 2 years ago

French-german movie 'NEGRESCO' from 1967.
3 scenes with Pinball-Machines.

The first scene is a goofy one - in total you see a then brand-new Gottlieb's HI-SCORE in the back of a photo-studio but in the close-ups of the playfield it 'changes' to the Masquerade which can be seen afterwards.

2nd scene shows Gottlieb's 2-Player SEA-SHORE played by a nice girl in a french bistro.

-and the third scene then shows the complete GOTTLIEB's MASQUERADE whose playfield was already shown in the first scene.

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#1199 2 years ago

“Criminal Minds” S11E16 (Stern Galaxy)

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#1200 2 years ago

Rumble in the Bronx with Jackie Chan. This clip on YouTube shows the scene with 4 pins. One is a nice Bally Strikes and Spares, I can’t ID the others offhand. You get various nice shots of the machines in the first part of the scene, then at about the 3 minutes mark the pins become center stage and part of the action! And destroyed in the process.

Just watched this movie again, while it is completely silly in every possible way it’s still a classic. Because. Jackie Chan. It has one of his best all time stunts where he jumps from the top of one building and lands on a balcony on a building ACROSS THE STREET. No wires, no CGI, completely real. Unbelievable. The outtakes at the end show him breaking his leg making a jump onto the hovercraft, as well as multiple stunt men and women breaking their legs and getting badly hurt doing motorcycle stunts. Crazy.

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