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


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#1201 1 year ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

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.

Best Jackie Chan movie in my opinion!!

I remember those pins take an absolute beating in that scene!

#1202 1 year ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

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

From left to right:
Bally Strikes and Spares, 1978
Gottlieb Flying Chariots, 1963
Williams Darling, 1973
Interflip Dragon, 1977

#1203 1 year ago

I was very concerned about the fate of my favorite redhead so I had a look at the digital file on my computer. My conclusion from what I see is that the moviemakers didn't have the heart to destroy that beautiful Strikes and Spares backglass

As the fight develops, it seems here that this is a normal SS backglass, all intact.

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A brief instant later, and now the backglass looks weird. It is not intact, it has a hole in, but it doesn't really look the same. It has weird edges and textures. Also, note the the positioning of the machines has magically changed, when everything started SS was the one all the way on the left. Now there is one to the left of it.

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An instant after that, this guy gives the left side of the backbox a good whack with his baseball bat. If you watch it very closely you can see the fake backglass waver back and forth a little bit where the hole or tear is. No way can it be glass. Look like it is a sheet of plastic.

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Finally a few seconds after that, and the backglass is entirely gone. Hopefully someone saved it and has it hanging in their garage! It also looks like SS has moved in the row once again as now there are 2 machines left of it.

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Additional edit: There might be some movie magic involved, like fake glass. But from I can see after watching this a few times, it looks to me like they are really smashing the playfield glass (which acts like safety glass) with baseball bats. You can see Jackie Chan shielding his face with his arm each time they do it, but even so he is showered with that spraying glass. Same for when they smash a backglass. I would guess that for any other movie this would all be fake glass, but given that this is JC, I guess that its real. He is crazy and something like that is nothing compared to all the stuff he does for real.

#1204 1 year ago

At 3:01 the Dragon backglass is hit dead center but does not break. Then it is pushed, but not hurt. Someone wanted to spare Dragon, but Darling got blasted. Someone must have really hated Flying Chariots because that one got a real beating. What did nicovolta call it, ‘Flying Chances?’ Nope, looked it up and he called it ‘Flying Hopes!’ Apparently, there are some good reasons for people to dislike Flying Chariots.

There is definitely some ‘magical musical pinball’ going on it that scene. The sound effects are campy. It looks like some good Hollywood fun going on - like a ‘rumble’ version of the great pie fight!

#1205 1 year ago

I still have it loaded so I watched that part again stepwise. It looks like he intentionally pulled up just short with the bat to avoid hitting the Dragon backglass. Then like you said, Darling takes a total smash, that looks pretty much for real. Also, I just noticed how the cuts went LOL. Jacki Chan is standing right on Strikes and Spares and the guy is swinging the bat forward toward the backglass, but then it cuts and all of sudden it has turned into Darling instead of Strikes and Spares! And Darling takes the hit. Someone said save the redhead for sure.

#1206 1 year ago

French Alain Delon -movie 'LE SAMOURAI' from 1967
with Bally Capersville.
The machine on the left is most likely a Williams Eager Beaver (Lowcharger-cabinet with old-style Flipper-Buttons and no artwork beneath Buttons and Siderail)

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#1207 1 year ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

French Alain Delon -movie 'LE SAMOURAI' from 1967
with Bally Capersville.
The machine on the left is most likely a Williams Eager Beaver (Lowcharger-cabinet with old-style Flipper-Buttons and no artwork beneath Buttons and Siderail)
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Any Idea what the Gottlieb in the foreground is?

#1208 1 year ago

Was watching malcolm in the middle and seen these. Not often you see a cactus canyon in person or on tv. The one to the left is NGG.

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#1209 1 year ago

The Getaway: High Speed 2. On Better Call Saul tonight. Complete with bells and chimes like it was a game from the 70s. Haha

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#1210 1 year ago

new budwieser ad has a bar scene with what looks like a corvette and lotr? i'll snap a pic next time i see it.

#1211 1 year ago
Quoted from Jakers:

The Getaway: High Speed 2. On Better Call Saul tonight. Complete with bells and chimes like it was a game from the 70s. Haha
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I was laughing at that, my brain didn’t put it together right away as the sounds didn’t match the video I was seeing.

#1212 1 year ago

"Breaking and Exiting" 2018 (Stern Elvis)

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#1213 1 year ago
Quoted from Jakers:

The Getaway: High Speed 2. On Better Call Saul tonight. Complete with bells and chimes like it was a game from the 70s. Haha
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Yeah, I saw that too and laughed at the sound but I guess they had to make it sound like an old pin for effect.

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#1214 1 year ago

or they didn't get the rights to La Grange from ZZ Top.

#1215 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

From left to right:
Bally Strikes and Spares, 1978
Gottlieb Flying Chariots, 1963
Williams Darling, 1973
Interflip Dragon, 1977

That Flying Chariots sure gets a lot of screen time, since he used it for cover and then ended up tossing it! Perhaps I should use that as a selling point when I get around to selling mine.

For those who haven't seen this portion of the scene:

#1217 1 year 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.

That one was a head-scratcher. Kept hoping for a clear shot of it.

Quoted from Jakers:

The Getaway: High Speed 2. On Better Call Saul tonight. Complete with bells and chimes like it was a game from the 70s. Haha
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Sought out this thread soon as I saw that scene last night. One of my perennial TV and Film bugbears. How hard is it for sound engineers to get the machine sound right for the era at least, even if its not feasible to make a recording of the actual machine lol. I do have some personal experience in production which probably why I notice it so much.

#1218 1 year ago

Nickelodeon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark" Season 3 Episode 10, "The Tale of the Dream Girl." Aired in 1994. Twilight Zone clearly visible at a bowling alley the main character visits on the show.

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#1219 1 year ago

NFL network morning show has a NFL bears pin

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#1220 1 year ago

French Belmondo-movie 'PIERROT LE FOU' from 1965
Gottlieb's 1965 SKY-LINE and Bally 1964 MAD WORLD in a Bowling-Center in South-France.
Actress ANNA KARINA

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#1221 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Any Idea what the Gottlieb in the foreground is?

It's not a Gottlieb, just have a closer look then you'll agree. It's the mentioned Williams Lowcharger-Style Machine. I'm quite sure it's an Eager Beaver because there is no visible artwork beneath the siderail and it has the old-style Flipper-Buttons.

#1222 1 year ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

French Belmondo-movie 'PIERROT LE FOU' from 1965

My favorite Godard film!

#1223 1 year ago

"Better Call Saul", there is a HS II: Getaway pinball machine in the work quarters of the German construction team that are building the underground Meth Lab for Gustavo. Easily identifiable in unchanged form from both the cabinet and backglass. I was surprised it was not mentioned when Mike was laying out the requirements of the quarters for entertainment purposes such as the foosball table, bar, and basketball court which was part of his recommendations.

#1224 1 year ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

"Better Call Saul", there is a HS II: Getaway pinball machine in the work quarters of the German construction team that are building the underground Meth Lab for Gustavo. Easily identifiable in unchanged form from both the cabinet and backglass. I was surprised it was not mentioned when Mike was laying out the requirements of the quarters for entertainment purposes such as the foosball table, bar, and basketball court which was part of his recommendations.

Ahh yeah mentioned already in posts #1209 and #1213 and also my own comment in #1218 on this page.

#1225 1 year ago

Don't think this one has been mentioned yet. In the TV show Northern Exposure there is a pinball and baseball video game in the town bar, The Brick.

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#1226 1 year ago

The pin is a 1968 Williams hayburners II.

#1227 1 year ago
Quoted from boscokid:

Don't think this one has been mentioned yet. In the TV show Northern Exposure there is a pinball and baseball video game in the town bar, The Brick.
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Quoted from Pecos:

The pin is a 1968 Williams hayburners II.

... and the video game is a 1977 Midway Tornado Baseball:

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#1228 1 year ago

There is this kids show soap-opera drama called “I Am Frankie” and I had just left the TV on and noticed that there is a pinball machine in the background!

The show is cheesy and lame but I always love that even new shows randomly place pinball machines in the background!

This doesn’t appear to be a real game, I guess this is another case of them putting some sort of cover over the backglass to avoid licensing or any legal issues that could arise?

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#1229 1 year ago

I'm sure Deadpool was mentioned earlier in this thread. ANybody know which game?

#1230 1 year ago

Young Sheldon S2 Ep3, 'A crisis of Faith'. In the bar scenes there is a pin in the background, possibly Flip Flop. Not sure.

#1231 1 year ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

This doesn’t appear to be a real game, I guess this is another case of them putting some sort of cover over the backglass to avoid licensing or any legal issues that could arise?

It’s a 1977 Williams Big Deal with part of player one’s score reels covered and all of player’s two and four score reels covered.

#1232 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

It’s a 1977 Williams Big Deal with part of player one’s score reels covered and all of player’s two and four score reels covered.

Why would they bother doing that?

#1233 1 year ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

Why would they bother doing that?

Blocking with the actors - they didn't want the white line of the score reel sticking out of someone's head - so says my daughter, the theater director....

#1234 1 year ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Young Sheldon S2 Ep3, 'A crisis of Faith'. In the bar scenes there is a pin in the background, possibly Flip Flop. Not sure.

Yes, it is a Flip Flop

#1235 1 year ago

7:50 into the Charlie's Angel's episode "Angels on Skates" Bosley goes into a skate shop with two Williams pinball machines. One is pretty obvious. The other may not be.

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#1236 1 year ago
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#1237 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

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Even Bosley couldn't care less aboot the pinball machines (Spanish Eyes and ?) with those legs in front of him. Where was she when I used to go to to the Rollerdrome?

#1238 1 year ago
Quoted from MrBally:

(Spanish Eyes and ?)

The other one is what my dad used to say about over rated things.

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#1239 1 year ago

Watching TV show Tanked and Dwight Howard of Rockets has custom Skittles with him on it.

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#1240 1 year ago

A bunch from The Deuce. There are others like a Target Pool, but I couldn't get good screen shots.

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#1241 1 year ago

That’s either a 1972 Williams Spanish Eyes or Granada in the background of pics two and four.

#1242 1 year ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

A bunch from The Deuce. There are others like a Target Pool, but I couldn't get good screen shots.
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Quoted from Pecos:

That’s either a 1972 Williams Spanish Eyes or Granada in the background of pics two and four.

And a Bally Circus in picture #3

#1243 1 year ago

They've done the arthritis ad, but now I wanna see a pinball machine in an erectile dysfunction medication ad, then we will know for sure this hobby has arrived!

#1244 1 year ago

Another one that has not been mentioned. From the movie Singles, described as 'Cameron Crowe’s love letter to the Seattle grunge scene'

Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick, Campbell Scott

Cameos galore Eric Stoltz, Jeremy Piven, Crowe, Tim Burton, Paul Giamatti, Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell, Pat DiNizio (from The Smithereens)

Performances by Alice in Chains and Soundgarden - overall a fantastic 90s soundtrack

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#1245 1 year ago

Looks like a 1969 Williams Smart Set

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#1246 1 year ago

another from "The Deuce"

a different set, but some of the same games....

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#1247 1 year ago

Caught this in the opening of "Auction Kings"
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#1248 1 year ago

BLY Boomerang

#1249 1 year ago

Saw this in a YouTube video about Tony Hawks collectibles. Forward to 18:42 to see pinball machine.

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#1250 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Caught this in the opening of "Auction Kings"
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... I don't think so:
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