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


By Jackontherocks

6 years ago



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#1601 34 days ago

Found a cleaner/unobstructed still of the pin in Herk Harvey's "Carnival of Souls" (1962)

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#1602 33 days ago
Quoted from SonicZone:

Found a cleaner/unobstructed still of the pin in Herk Harvey's "Carnival of Souls" (1962)[quoted image]

1958 Gtb. Double Action. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=707

#1603 30 days ago

Subject of question on the BBC panel show "QI"

https://twitter.com/BBCTwo/status/1097443356320428033

#1604 30 days ago
Quoted from Timerider:

Subject of question on the BBC panel show "QI"

When i lived in the UK (Scotland) 2012-2013
i remember watching and enjoying this quiz show fondly,
but at that time Stephen Fry was the host.
It was always educational and informative and funny.
Not really a game show, as no one won money, as the contestants were all british celebs.
More of a comedy show than quiz show.

#1605 28 days ago

Married with Children
Season 9 episode 26 - "Radio Free Trumaine"

Funhouse can be seen in the background.
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#1606 28 days ago

Found another one. "Hidden Potential; Season 1, Episode 13, 'California Cape Cod' ".

In the opening, going through the home one of the rooms has a Captain Fantastic, in the corner. It has the kids art covering part of the backglass, blocking more than half of the artwork. The game is on, it is viewable for less than 30 seconds, clearly a pin proudly owned standing in place, in a good size room.

#1607 28 days ago

Not sure if anyone caught American Pickers latest episode (S18|E126 Thirsty Thirsty Pickers), they picked Mickey Gilley and he had a nice Dracula as well as some EMs under some sheets in his shed. Who wants to go pick Gilley and try to buy his machines?

#1608 28 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Mine had a great laugh at my horror of what happened in Captain Marvel...

The movie sucked and the game isn’t much to talk about either!

Quoted from yancy:

Munsters, BK3, Playboy, and others.

Who the hell are they?? Local band?? I’m usually not a critic of local music and the little guy, but that music video is about 20 years late to the era it’s trying to replicate and comes off as cheesy as hell.

#1609 27 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

The movie sucked and the game isn’t much to talk about either!

Who the hell are they?? Local band?? I’m usually not a critic of local music and the little guy, but that music video is about 20 years late to the era it’s trying to replicate and comes off as cheesy as hell.

I don't know, but I liked them better in the '80's when they were called the The Go-Go's.

#1610 27 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Who the hell are they?? Local band?? I’m usually not a critic of local music and the little guy, but that music video is about 20 years late to the era it’s trying to replicate and comes off as cheesy as hell.

Nasty Cherry. I'm sure they're local to somewhere. I love it, but to each his own.

#1611 27 days ago

Movie is comedy called Club Paradise from 1986 with Robin Williams. He has Flash Gordon in his office powered down and another one in the bar area powered on not sure.

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#1612 27 days ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Movie is comedy called Club Paradise from 1986 with Robin Williams. He has Flash Gordon in his office powered down and another one in the bar area powered on not sure.[quoted image][quoted image]

The other one is a Bally Six Million Dollar Man.

#1613 26 days ago

A Back to the Future. In the latest "Halloween" movie.

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#1614 26 days ago

What is this pin? It was in the background of a scene from "The Giant Spider Invasion" (1978) on tonight's Rifftrax. I can't find a higher res photo, but here is a capture from the original MST3K broadcast:
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#1615 26 days ago
Quoted from N101AA:

What is this pin? It was in the background of a scene from "The Giant Spider Invasion" (1978) on tonight's Rifftrax. I can't find a higher res photo, but here is a capture from the original MST3K broadcast:
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It looks like Gilligan's Island meets Perry Mason. lol

The game is Bally Dixieland.
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#1616 25 days ago

In the new SWAT TV show one of the officers has a Police Force in his home. lol.

He just got bummed because he was called to duty during multiball.

#1617 25 days ago

I am sure this has been shared before, but I am not going through 1600+ posts.

At any rate, I just bought a Pin*Bot, so I am sharing...

Tom Hanks in the 1988 movie "Big" playing a Williams system 11 Pin*bot

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#1618 24 days ago

Married with Children
Season 7 Episode 11 - "Old College Try"

The Bundy's think the bank made an error in their favor and go on a 25K spending spree. Fireball pin in the background is one of the many expensive purchases they made. Turns out they spent Bud's 25k college tuition grant, lol.
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#1619 24 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I am sure this has been shared before, but I am not going through 1600+ posts.
At any rate, I just bought a Pin*Bot, so I am sharing...
Tom Hanks in the 1988 movie "Big" playing a Williams system 11 Pin*bot[quoted image]

you can search this topic using key words. At the top right hand part of any page is a block "search the forum"

#1620 24 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I am sure this has been shared before, but I am not going through 1600+ posts.
At any rate, I just bought a Pin*Bot, so I am sharing...
Tom Hanks in the 1988 movie "Big" playing a Williams system 11 Pin*bot[quoted image]

It’s ok I started this topic and can’t remember all the ones I even posted. Maybe someone can write a code to figure it out before we type the show or movie,etc.

#1621 24 days ago

I saw a pinball machine in a ski lodge on an old Mission Impossible.

#1622 23 days ago

The Crazies (2010): It's very fuzzy there in the background, but it looks like it might be a Pinball 2000?

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#1623 22 days ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Paul Newman is playing a game in the beginning of the movie “The Verdict”

It’s actually a 1978 Williams ‘Disco Fever’ that Paul is playing in the bar (while doing shots of whisky at 8 am) but the EM chimes are obviously piped in.

#1624 22 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

In the new SWAT TV show one of the officers has a Police Force in his home. lol.
He just got bummed because he was called to duty during multiball.

It's not a police force. It's either a highspeed or a getaway with custom backglass and cab.

#1625 22 days ago

I guess they didn’t have the rights to show the correct name of the ‘Disco Fever’ in The Verdict, So it read ‘Night Fever’.

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#1626 21 days ago

Just caught these from the Dustin Hoffman film "Straight Time" (1978) airing on TCM:

Monaco & Grand Prix

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#1627 20 days ago

I can't deliver pictures for this but I can tell everyone who is interested that Pinball-machines can be seen in these 2 american movies from 1979-1980.

In XANADU there is a scene where someone plays I think a Gottlieb Single-Player, then 'all of a sudden' the scenery changes to somewhat that is supposed to be a gigantic playfield. Gene Kelly kicks a giant Pop-Bumper and flowers burst out or something else.

In ROADIE there is a scene in a laundry-shop or a 7/11 where a ROYAL FLUSH and/or a FREEDOM can be seen.

It's 30 or more years since I saw these movies so please excuse me.

#1628 19 days ago

Not a pin but a classic vid!

Asteroids in recent Preacher S04E05.

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#1629 13 days ago

Funhouse on Murder She Wrote

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#1630 13 days ago
Quoted from Bos007:

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Also a Mike Munves love tester in that picture.
Not sure what brand scale that is though.

#1631 11 days ago

"Rumble in the Bronx' has already been mentioned when they destroy a few machines during a fight scene. But I just noticed a bunch of playfield wall art later on in the movie as well.

Can anyone name those playfields?

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#1632 11 days ago

Can't make out the one on the far left, but the others are Eight Ball Deluxe, Mystic, Future Spa, and holy shit, Star Gazer!

#1633 11 days ago

The one on the far left is Rolling Stones.

Geez, did they go to Betson and just ask for cheap playfields (at the time?)

#1634 11 days ago

The third episode of the Swamp Thing has a pin which I can't immediately identify as well as the '54 United Mfg. Carnival Gun.

A little later, you see an Area 51/Maximum Force marquee on a Area 51: Site 4 arcade cab.
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#1635 11 days ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

The third episode of the Swamp Thing has a pin which I can't immediately identify as well as the '54 United Mfg. Carnival Gun.
A little later, you see an Area 51/Maximum Force marquee on a Area 51: Site 4 arcade cab.
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The pin is a 1971 Bally Firecracker, but it looks as if the artwork has been modified on the back glass.

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#1636 10 days ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

The third episode of the Swamp Thing has a pin which I can't immediately identify

The CAB artwork does confirm it is likely BLY Firecracker
https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=855&picno=24064

the red/green at mid top of the BG might just be a reflection of some neon sign in the bar.

#1637 10 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

the red/green at mid top of the BG might just be a reflection of some neon sign in the bar.

Alright then who can name that neon sign ?

#1638 10 days ago

Coors Light Silver Bullet

#1639 10 days ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Alright then who can name that neon sign ?

I'd like to name it Reginald.

#1640 10 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

When i lived in the UK (Scotland) 2012-2013
i remember watching and enjoying this quiz show fondly,
but at that time Stephen Fry was the host.
It was always educational and informative and funny.
Not really a game show, as no one won money, as the contestants were all british celebs.
More of a comedy show than quiz show.

Yap, I remember this show, it was hilarious. And, most of the times the celebs never used to know the correct answer to the question, and they would dish out the most outrageous of answers to the questions being asked.

#1641 4 days ago

Glimpse of a The Getaway: High Speed II during 'Honey, We're Home! A Very Brady Renovation' on HGTV

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