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


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#1501 1 year ago

Jessica Jones Season 3:
There are few pins in the bar she hangs out in. A circus voltaire, game of thrones, and another one i cant remember.

#1502 1 year ago
Quoted from CaptK:

Strange Invaders (movie from 1983) showed a glimpse of a pin in the background at one point. Any idea what this oldie is?[quoted image]

I posted about that in a post two years ago and didn't get any replies on what it might be. I couldn't find a decent picture of the scene, but yours shows pretty much all you can see of it in the movie. I guess not enough of it can be seen to be determined. If I recall, earlier in the scene you can hear the sounds of a pinball machine being played in the background.

#1503 1 year ago

I was watching the Toy Story 4 Clips & Trailers YouTube video & saw part of a pinball machine. Anyone know which game it may be?

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#1504 1 year ago

Doesn't look like any real pinball machine. Just bits that resemble 70s Bally, Williams and D. Gottlieb pins.
Still counts though.

#1505 1 year ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I was watching the Toy Story 4 Clips & Trailers YouTube video & saw part of a pinball machine. Anyone know which game it may be?[quoted image]

Reminded me of Bow N' Arrow for a second.

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#1506 1 year ago

The Great Outdoors had 3 machines, Eight Ball Deluxe, Pacman and I have no idea?

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#1507 1 year ago

Can’t remember what pinball was called in Toy Story 4..

Woody and co go inside it... it’s amazing the detail, solenoids, bulb holders, lights going in sequence, ground braid etc.. Pixar do an amazing job.

It’s an old game in a antique store in the film

#1508 1 year ago

Probably already mentioned a hundred times but Space Invaders Pinball is prominently featured in Captain Marvel.

#1509 1 year ago
Quoted from AJB4:

Probably already mentioned a hundred times but Space Invaders Pinball is prominently featured in Captain Marvel.

that and a centipede arcade

#1510 1 year ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

machines, Eight Ball Deluxe, Pacman and I have no idea?

WMS Lazer Ball?

#1512 1 year ago

Titans on Netflix had a TZ, TAF, and DI in one episode (all Lawlor pins - coincidence?). One of the main characters was even playing TZ for awhile in the scene

#1513 1 year ago

Just watched new Halloween movie tonight and probably mentioned as well but Back to the Future about 20 mins in or so

#1514 1 year ago
Quoted from jrockne:

Jessica Jones Season 3:
There are few pins in the bar she hangs out in. A circus voltaire, game of thrones, and another one i cant remember.

You can make out Creature From the Black Lagoon in episode 12.
Looks like a 4th pin on the end that seems nearly impossible to identify.

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#1515 1 year ago
Quoted from IonRay:

You can make out Creature From the Black Lagoon in episode 12.
Looks like a 4th pin on the end that seems nearly impossible to identify.[quoted image]

Not sure on one to left of CFBL. But right side is

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#1516 1 year ago
Quoted from IonRay:

You can make out Creature From the Black Lagoon in episode 12.
Looks like a 4th pin on the end that seems nearly impossible to identify.[quoted image]

Quoted from DDandB-KID:

Not sure on one to left of CFBL. But right side is[quoted image]

The one on the left defiantly looks like CFBL. You can see the Green arm and purple tear marks above it on the back box.

#1517 1 year ago
Quoted from IonRay:

You can make out Creature From the Black Lagoon in episode 12.
Looks like a 4th pin on the end that seems nearly impossible to identify.

Creature, that's what it was.
I think you can catch a glimpse of an old bowler machine too, but this thread about pinballs...

#1518 1 year ago

Not sure if anyone mentioned this, but in the video game Days Gone, there is a pinball machine that you can find in a few of the houses. You can't do anything to it, and its not based on a real machine. You can't even break it, its an indestructible element. Man, I would totally buy a pinball machine that is impossible to break or damage... Anyway I just thought it was cool to see a pinball machine in the game, nice touch.

#1519 1 year ago

On tonight's episode of American Pickers (Season 18-Episode 14) a Bally Circus Queen bingo and a scarce Universal 5 Star bingo were in the background of a few scenes.

#1520 1 year ago

French Belmondo-movie "LE SOLITAIRE" from 1986

Gottlieb's JACKS TO OPEN in Paris

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#1521 1 year ago

I was hanging out with my nine year old son today, and his show (Gravity Falls), features the characters playing pinball and eventually shrinking and getting trapped in it.

The pinball was fictitious (Ballway games-Tumbleweed Terror)

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#1522 1 year ago

Not sure if it has been mentioned, but the 1973 Ralph Bakshi movie "Heavy Traffic" has a lot of shots and references to pinball machines. And I just found out that Shout! Factory has it on Blu Ray:

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#1523 1 year ago

Big Little Lies had a Getaway and this game. Cant figure out what it is. Not US made?

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#1524 1 year ago

Post 1523 - A Stern GALAXY with some kinda customized Backglass. Cabinet-Artwork seems to be the same but with different colours.

Here are some pictures from the french movie LES TRICHEURS from 1958.
Some Woodrails in a Cafe in Paris.

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#1525 1 year ago

French-Canadian Belmondo-movie HOLD-UP from 1985.
Jean-Paul Belmondo driving through Montreal alongside an arcade.
BALLY SPACE INVADERS (3rd from right) and STAR TREK (right) can be clearly identified.

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#1526 1 year ago

Saw Tracy Morgan has a NBA Fastbreak on a episode of Tanked

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#1527 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

The one on the left defiantly looks like CFBL. You can see the Green arm and purple tear marks above it on the back box.

This Creech even has green LEDs in the film loop.

#1528 1 year ago

Anybody bring up that super cool virtual pin in the first episode of the new season of back mirror?

#1529 1 year ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Big Little Lies had a Getaway and this game. Cant figure out what it is. Not US made?[quoted image]

Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

Post 1523 - A Stern GALAXY with some kinda customized Backglass. Cabinet-Artwork seems to be the same but with different colours.

Good catch. If you go back a ways, you'll find some posts in this topic of that very same Galaxy in some other T.V. Shows:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/5#post-2164758
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/10#post-3131197
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/24#post-4538068
And I think there were a couple of more posts about this machine.

#1531 1 year ago

There was a very quick shot of a solid state machine at Pops on Riverdale. Looks like they pulled the backglass for licencing. Thinking season 3 ep 10

#1532 1 year ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Now that's wild!

You could almost start a topic on "Where have you seen this moded Galaxy?"

#1533 1 year ago

German movie "PANISCHE ZEITEN" from 1979 with Udo Lindenberg, the most famous and infamous german rockstar, as producer, director, writer and in the leading role at the same time.
Bally EIGHT BALL and Gottlieb's JUNGLE QUEEN in an arcade in Hamburg - St-Pauli (Reeperbahn)
Note that the artwork on the window is the same as the cabinet-artwork from EIGHT BALL.

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#1534 1 year ago

That 70's show
Season 5 episode 1 - Going to California

Future Spa in the background

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#1535 1 year ago

I love cheesy action movies. Seen almost all the good ones, and most of the bad. Big fan of Roddy Piper and his movies(he's done more than just They Live... Not much more, but more). At the beggining of his Jungleground movie in a pizza shot there is a Road Show. Also another scene at a conveince store they have an NBA Jam and Darkstalkers.
Just a shame that it use to be you'd always find a pin and/or arcade game at restaurants, bars, laundry mats, hotels... And now nothing.... Well, mostly nothing.

#1536 1 year ago

The bowling alley in the 1984 film "Racing With The Moon" has a 1947 Williams Ginger pinball. According to IPDB this was the next-to-last flipperless pin Williams ever made.

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#1537 1 year ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

That 70's show
Season 5 episode 1 - Going to California
Future Spa in the background[quoted image]

Looks like an unfaded pink on that cabinet too, which is uncommon for Future Spa.

Striker Extreme and Alien Poker in Elektra, using the incorrect EM chime sound effects of course.
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#1538 1 year ago

That 70s Show
Season 4 episode 8 - Donna's Story

Kelso invest in a pinball machine to make some money.

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#1539 1 year ago

French movie LES VISITEURS from 1992.
Actor Christian Clavier in a french Bowling-Club with
ROLLING STONES - COUNTERFORCE - TOTEM

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#1540 1 year ago

Black Mirror season 5 episode 1 (Striking Vipers) has a cool virtual machine built into a full size cabinet. Karl plays it earlier in the episode, 3D projection/hologram, pretty neat.

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#1541 1 year ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

I love cheesy action movies. Seen almost all the good ones, and most of the bad. Big fan of Roddy Piper and his movies(he's done more than just They Live... Not much more, but more). At the beggining of his Jungleground movie in a pizza shot there is a Road Show. Also another scene at a conveince store they have an NBA Jam and Darkstalkers.
Just a shame that it use to be you'd always find a pin and/or arcade game at restaurants, bars, laundry mats, hotels... And now nothing.... Well, mostly nothing.

They Live is one of the greatest movies ever made, and hardly anyone even knows what it is.

#1542 1 year ago

I still chuckle everytime I see this

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#1543 1 year ago

Here are some more shots from the french movie "SOIS BELLE ET TAIS-TOI" from early 1958 - see post #847

This was the 2nd movie starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon too.

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#1544 1 year ago

Last pic looks to be a 1948 Gottlieb Buccaneer.

#1545 1 year ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I was watching the Toy Story 4 Clips & Trailers YouTube video & saw part of a pinball machine. Anyone know which game it may be?[quoted image]

Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Can’t remember what pinball was called in Toy Story 4..
Woody and co go inside it... it’s amazing the detail, solenoids, bulb holders, lights going in sequence, ground braid etc.. Pixar do an amazing job.
It’s an old game in a antique store in the film

Saw the movie yesterday. The game was called "Tiki Party", so it appears made up. You don't see the playfield, but you do see a portion of the backglass and the coin door (like in the screen shot posted earlier). It appears to be configured like a late-70s Bally early solid state game.

#1546 1 year ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

They Live is one of the greatest movies ever made, and hardly anyone even knows what it is.

I love They Live and I love John Carpenter movies. When I lived in LA I was fortunate enough to attend a Big Trouble In Little China screening where he attended. That's another one of my favorite movies ever. Top 10 for me.
But, what is great about They Live is that it proves that you can be a low budget b action movie and still have a plot and story just as deep as any movie.
Nice fun and a bit cheeky message about capitalism.
And also one of the all time great movie lines.
The one about bubblegum and kicking butt...
Alost as good as Blade's MotherF---- ice skating uphill.

#1547 1 year ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Last pic looks to be a 1948 Gottlieb Buccaneer.

Looking at pictures on IPDB, it defiantly is. But I can't identify the other pin.

#1548 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Looking at pictures on IPDB, it defiantly is. But I can't identify the other pin.

The same machine can be seen in another french movie from 1958, see post #1524

To see Belmondo and Delon playing BUCCANEER check this out -

#1549 1 year ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

Here are some more shots from the french movie "SOIS BELLE ET TAIS-TOI" from early 1958 - see post #847
This was the 2nd movie starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon too.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Okay, so the other pin is a 1947 Keeny "Cover Girl".
https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?name=cover+girl&bool=or&sortby=name&searchtype=advanced#579
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#1550 1 year ago

Tv show "Snowfall". No way to tell what it is.
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