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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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#101 8 years ago

Gomez Addams on the 1960's TV show, plays a 1960 Dancing Dolls. That would be a game I'd love to have. Real props from that show are hard to find as it is and that would be the ultimate for me.

#102 8 years ago

Jim Jeffries plays a Pin*Bot on his television show--another pin next to it, can't remember.
Also in the film The Warriors, there is some EM machine in the subway, but only the cab is shown, couldn't tell. A curious classic, so I'd like to know what machine it was.

#103 8 years ago

There is a Fish Tales on an episode of Star Trek Voyager - cannot remember the episode. One in which they go back in time to mid-1990's earth.

#104 8 years ago

Saw Replacement Killers last night and there was an arcade shootout scene where a No Fear and many others were shot to pieces, literally. Poor things didn't stand a chance.

#105 8 years ago

The Warriors - Just saw this again last week. It's been about 25 years that I've seen this film.

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Not sure what pins are in the back

- Rev

#106 8 years ago

watched the thing last night, there's a pin in their break room not sure what it was but it's an em

#107 8 years ago
Quoted from pinmanguy:

watched the thing last night, there's a pin in their break room not sure what it was but it's an em

It's a Heat Wave.

The props guy had a sense of humor, apparently.

#108 8 years ago

Flight 2000 in the first karate kid

#109 8 years ago
Quoted from jonnyo:

It's a Heat Wave.
The props guy had a sense of humor, apparently.

thanks I couldn't work it out, I also noticed for the first time watching the blu ray that the doctor has a nose ring. Very odd for the 80s and a doctor....

#110 8 years ago

Early in "Blue Collar", Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, and Ed Begley Jr. are in a bar, and in the background are three pins. One is a solid state Night Rider. The other two are hard to make out, but the second is a wedge head of some sort.

#111 8 years ago

cant remember the name of the flick,but its got John Goodman and he becomes a king or a prince,from just a every day guy,its a comedy,but when he moves into his palace his got a kings of steel,i think and one or two more..

#112 8 years ago
Quoted from whisper:

cant remember the name of the flick,but its got John Goodman and he becomes a king or a prince,from just a every day guy,its a comedy,but when he moves into his palace his got a kings of steel,i think and one or two more..

King Ralph

#113 8 years ago
#114 8 years ago

"Raising Hope" - there are two pinball machines in the supermarket where Jimmy works. You can see them often in the background in numerous episodes. (it's a pretty entertaining show, too).

One of them is a Pinbot, and the second is a Firepower.

The season finale dual episodes aired yesterday and one was about Burt (the father) being told by his mother that she was actually a Jew and he was, therefore, Jewish. This leads to his decision to have a bar-mitvah with one week available to prepare (a "special" musical episode).

Follow the below Youtube link to a scene from that episode.

From about 1:30 to 1:40 in that episode you will see the games shown twice. The second time they have actually altered the name of Firepower to "Winner" and reference the machine in the song.

- Brian

#115 8 years ago

Saddest ever appearance of pinballs in a movie:
Next of Kin

#116 8 years ago

Grimm I wanna say season one, episode 10 the one with the Lowen games, in a bar Monroe goes to there looks to be a Airborne Avengers, and a Phantom of the Opera

#117 8 years ago

Dbl post, pls remove

#118 8 years ago

Watching the fx show Legit, pretty funny and he had a pinbot and airborne in episode 2 or 3. talks about pinball abit too

#119 8 years ago

In a season 3 episode of White Collar, in an episode regarding a taxi medallion, there was a Taxi machine present in one of the dispatch centers.

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#120 8 years ago

Can't tell what they are but appears to be two in background of the movie Sideways during bar scene. Looks maybe like DM if I had to guess.

#121 8 years ago

Late yesterday I was in the need for some relaxing infront of the TV. Only problem was, that there was nothing on to interest me on a more permanent fashion. So I was literelly going through the channels over and over again.

Yet I manage to spot pinball machines in not one but two movies along the ride. Coogan's Bluff (one gets smashed up be warned) and 16 Blocks.

#122 8 years ago

saw one the other day in a law and order episode. Don't really remember what happens but they went to a see a guy who was an obvious hugh hefner rip off and one of his playmates was playing a pin, didn't look like playboy though and was in the background out of focus so I couldn't figure out what it was.

#123 8 years ago

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. brascopin2.jpg

#124 8 years ago

kiss in the movie Role models.

#125 8 years ago

Steve looks like that pin says honey

#127 8 years ago

Wow good eye! I forget the page where I found info about it before but it was way off, you nailed it!

#128 8 years ago

There was a WPT in the walking dead

#129 8 years ago
Quoted from kidpinballwizard:

There was a WPT in the walking dead

After the apocalypse only wpt will survive. ...

#130 8 years ago
Quoted from pinmanguy:

After the apocalypse only wpt will survive. ...

so sad

#131 8 years ago
Quoted from pinmanguy:

After the apocalypse only wpt will survive. ...

... just shoot me now ...

#132 8 years ago
Quoted from retrocade:

Flight 2000 in the first karate kid

Also a Bally Rolling Stone in that arcade. Third machine, but can't ID it. Maybe someone else can (starts around 1:20) -

#133 8 years ago
Quoted from Bowman9:

Kolchak The Night Stalker - Firefall
Murder in a penny arcade, lots of pins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5qxiVHJNSm8#t=75s

Epic!

#134 8 years ago
Quoted from singlebanana:

Also a Bally Rolling Stone in that arcade. Third machine, but can't ID it. Maybe someone else can (starts around 1:20) - » YouTube video

That's Golf 'n Stuff here in Norwalk CA, just within walking distance from my home. They used to have a bitchin' assortment of pins in the '70 and '80. saw Xenon (two of them) Black Hole, Firepower, Black Knight, and Flight 2000 there before I saw them anywhere else (found out years later from a friend that worked there that they were C.A. Robinson's biggest costumers, and they usually got any new game first from them. They even had the first three distributed Dragons Lairs there).

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#135 8 years ago

Just discovered a new one in the movie called Killer Joe. 24 minutes into movie when they meet in the vacant billards room there is The Getaway High Speed II in back corner. Find thing as the name on outside cabinet is blanked out with blue paint or something but you can make it out throught backglass if paused. Appears to be fond on purpose with blue paint and of wood in front to avoid seeing name. Always wondered why some beers or any symbols can't be portrayed in movies without permission, etc. They must have wanted pin in background but not allow us to see name on outside.

#136 8 years ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Just saw one in the background of the old classic comedy movie "The Great Outdoors" when he is in the pool hall but could not make out the machine.

I believe that one was Eight Ball Deluxe. Which was also seen in Out For Justice w/Steven Seagal.
KISS was also in Detroit Rock City.

#137 8 years ago

Space Invaders in the bar scene in the movie Tootsie

#138 8 years ago

Strikes and Spares and Bobby Orr was also in Detroit Rock City, can't make out the 3rd.

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#139 8 years ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Strikes and Spares and Bobby Orr was also in Detroit Rock City, can't make out the 3rd.

ted nugent

#141 8 years ago

That's what it is, should of thought harder about it.

#142 8 years ago

So what's the game in the background of the new Kesha music video "Crazy Kids". Looks very similar to "Star Gazer" art, looks like the text might say "warrior"? crazykids.PNG

#143 8 years ago

The playfield in that game is from a Galaxy. What I suspect is a rethemed Galaxy is also seen in one of the new episodes of Arrested Development.

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#144 8 years ago

Let's not forget the intro credits to The Naked Gun 33 1/3!

(pinball starts at 0:52)

#145 8 years ago
Quoted from Spraynard:

Let's not forget the intro credits to The Naked Gun 33 1/3!
» YouTube video
(pinball starts at 0:52)

cool its a high speed

#146 8 years ago

lest also not forget the part after the pinball

#147 8 years ago
Quoted from Spraynard:

Let's not forget the intro credits to The Naked Gun 33 1/3!
» YouTube video
(pinball starts at 0:52)

Man I forgot about that one!

#148 8 years ago

Indy 500 is in Beethoven 3. Its set up outside on a boardwalk type area. It is prominently featured, being played by a young/teen-age girl who is the focus of the scene.

#149 8 years ago

There's a Baywatch with a broken DMD (expensive!) in Season 3 of Veronica Mars

#150 8 years ago

I didn't see this, but may have missed it mentioned. Jennifer's body has fire and i think high speed in a bar scene where the bar lights on fire

While searching for a pic of that I actually found one in this whatever movie it is. I think it looks like maybe checkpoint?

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