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

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#1551 4 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Tv show "Snowfall". No way to tell what it is.
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I'll bet someone figures it out. Probably from the cabinet art.

#1552 4 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Tv show "Snowfall". No way to tell what it is.
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see post #1530 slightly above

#1553 4 years ago

Yup Galaxy, I guess I should have looked at the cabinet art closer because I've owned a Galaxy. LOL

#1554 4 years ago

Blurred as it is, I only need to look at the (Blurred) cabinet art to tell it's that same touched up Galaxy that people keep seeing on a lot of T.V. Shows lately!
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#1555 4 years ago

I just checked this out and I can't believe that no one mentioned the great Steve McQueen in his last movie THE HUNTER from 1980.
TOLEDO and ROYAL FLUSH in a bar plus STRANGE WORLD in a backroom.
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#1556 4 years ago

This is a little “meta”....the other evening I was watching a cnn show on movies from the 80s and they showed Paul Newman playing pinball from the movie “ The Verdict”.

#1557 4 years ago

Saw this in the movie "Deadpool". Anyone know what this is?

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#1558 4 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Saw this in the movie "Deadpool". Anyone know what this is?[quoted image]

Dude on the cabinet looks like Guy Fawkes.

#1559 4 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Saw this in the movie "Deadpool". Anyone know what this is?[quoted image]

Here is a pic of the apron and lower playfield from when I posted a year ago - nobody every identified.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/18#post-4036173

#1560 4 years ago

Didn't get pic. But on SWAT other night they changed back glass said POLICE. But you could tell had getaway playfield.

#1561 4 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Saw this in the movie "Deadpool". Anyone know what this is?[quoted image]

Gotlieb Circus. It's one of the super widebodies along with star race.

#1562 4 years ago

Good call.

#1563 4 years ago

That 70s show. Season 3 episode 3.

Looks like a 1977 Big Deal

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#1564 4 years ago

That 70s Show
Season 3 episode 17 - "Kitty's birthday"

Can't tell what it is. Anybody know?
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#1565 4 years ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

That 70s Show
Season 3 episode 17 - "Kitty's birthday"
Can't tell what it is. Anybody know?

Travel Time or Summer Time.

#1566 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Travel Time or Summer Time.

You are correct. It's the same pin Kelso tries to make money off of the next season. Just went back to my previous post to see its the same.

Quoted from ImNotNorm:

That 70s Show
Season 4 episode 8 - Donna's Story
Kelso invest in a pinball machine to make some money.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

#1567 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:Travel Time or Summer Time.
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

You are correct. It's the same pin Kelso tries to make money off of the next season. Just went back to my previous post to see its the same.

Quoted from ImNotNorm:

That 70s Show
Season 3 episode 17 - "Kitty's birthday"
Can't tell what it is. Anybody know?
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#1568 4 years ago

Alright, super sleuths, here's a really tough one. X-Files season 1 episode 8, Ice. (Interestingly, episode 7 had a Gottlieb Totem that I noticed, which is already posted in this thread.) Granted, I wasn't eyes-on this episode 100%, as I was working on a pinball project at the same time. That being said, I didn't see this machine anywhere else during the episode except as described: At the climax of the episode when they are wrestling down one of the characters, a pinball machine can be seen blurred in the background. These are some of the best images I could get (SD picture off old DVD copy); perhaps someone can identify it? (Sorry about the pause button visible in some of them.)
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#1569 4 years ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Alright, super sleuths, here's a really tough one. X-Files season 1 episode 8, Ice.

You know, the more I sit here and look at it, re-watching the scene a couple of times, with my pin collection right here in the same room... I think this could be a Black Knight 2000!

#1570 4 years ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

You know, the more I sit here and look at it, re-watching the scene a couple of times, with my pin collection right here in the same room... I think this could be a Black Knight 2000!

For comparison, here's my BK2K from way across the room, filtered down a little to try to mimic the lighting in the episode.

Watching the scene a few times, it does look like the same type of two line display, and the top line is lit solid while the bottom line blinks -- just like it does on BK2K with "FREE PLAY PRESS START". In the scene, there also appears to be lights some below these two lines, which correlates to the RAMSOM lights, not all of which are lit on mine in this image. Also, there are red blobs visible in the scene, which could correlate to the pop bumpers on the upper playfield.

What say you all?
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#1571 4 years ago

what about WMS Pharoah

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#1572 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

what about WMS Pharoah[quoted image]

No, couldn't be that one, since the display was definitely centered & below the artwork.

#1573 4 years ago

My wife called me into the living room to show me the the Wizard! she spotted in Season 1, Episode 8 of NOS4A2.

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#1574 4 years ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Watching the scene a few times, it does look like the same type of two line display, and the top line is lit solid while the bottom line blinks -- just like it does on BK2K with "FREE PLAY PRESS START".
What say you all?
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From earlier in the episode. I believe we have a winner.
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#1575 4 years ago
Quoted from newovad:

From earlier in the episode. I believe we have a winner.
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Awesome!!! Thanks! As I'd mentioned in my post, I didn't have my eyes on the screen the entire time, so it was possible I'd missed it. Guess with all the time I spent re-watching that scene trying to figure it out, I could've just rewatched the darn thing, to see if it showed up earlier, lol.

So that was interesting, two episodes in a row of X-Files that had pinball machines. Also interesting, that I own both an X-Files and a BK2K, so this episode helped bring them together, haha.

#1576 4 years ago

Original Arthur movie they walk into an arcade and row of pins. He shouts out one if the games while someone playing did not get pic while in bed.

#1577 4 years ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Original Arthur movie they walk into an arcade and row of pins. He shouts out one if the games while someone playing did not get pic while in bed.

Eight Ball. http://www.pingeek.com/film/film.htm

#1578 4 years ago

Cool I also think he shouts out Space Invaders as well, there is an entire row of them

#1579 4 years ago

The Gate II: Trespassers (1990)

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#1580 4 years ago

Alrighty, yet another tough one from X-Files, this one in Season 1, Episode 11, "Eve". Late in the episode they stop at a diner which has a handful of video games and two pinball machines. They're visible three separate times, but are tough to make out, especially the one on the right. The major clue for the one on the right is it has some sort of low white or yellow light bar flashing atop the backbox. What are these?

(That's three episodes of X-Files so far with pinballs in them -- S1 E7, 8, & 11)

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#1581 4 years ago

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet but I recently watched one of my favorite movies when I was a kid, Porky's. There's a Buccaneer and another pin beside it in the whore house and what looks to be a nip it later in the flick.

#1582 4 years ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Alrighty, yet another tough one from X-Files, this one in Season 1, Episode 11, "Eve". Late in the episode they stop at a diner which has a handful of video games and two pinball machines. They're visible three separate times, but are tough to make out, especially the one on the right. The major clue for the one on the right is it has some sort of low white or yellow light bar flashing atop the backbox. What are these?
(That's three episodes of X-Files so far with pinballs in them -- S1 E7, 8, & 11)[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

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#1583 4 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

The Pin on the left is a Bally Atlantis[quoted image]

Great job! At least with that one we had some of the cabinet to help. The other one ... our major clue is the yellow lights atop the backbox.

#1584 4 years ago

Truck stop?

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#1585 4 years ago
Quoted from fnosm:Truck stop?[quoted image]

I had to really look over the pictures, but yes, it is.

#1586 4 years ago
Quoted from fnosm:

Truck stop?[quoted image]

Excellent job!!! That does appear to be correct!

#1587 4 years ago

I was watching the movie "Sideways" the other day and there is a scene in the bar area of their hotel (the Windmill Inn) where you can see a Gilligan's Island behind them. I pointed it out to my wife and called it, but she didn't believe me at first (it was a little blurry). I then went and grabbed my copy of the Pinball Compendium and showed her the backglass for comparison. I'm not sure if she was impressed or dismayed.

I think there is another pin as well but it was hard to make out as the background was out of focus.