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

By Jackontherocks

9 years ago


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#1801 2 years ago

Couldn’t snag a better pic.. Machine in the background of the starting credits.. Kingpin (1996)

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#1802 2 years ago

Wizard

#1803 2 years ago

Background pin during the end of Single Parents the other night.

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#1804 2 years ago

looks like it is a game disguised in part but basically BLY Expressway.

#1805 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

looks like it is a game disguised in part but basically BLY Expressway.

I was thinking the same thing, Backbox angle looks wrong and the rear end of the machine looks cut off.

#1806 2 years ago

Huh, they stuck a fake backbox in front of the real one, and the back legs and real backbox are hidden behind the black curtain. Set design!

#1807 2 years ago
Quoted from pzy:

Huh, they stuck a fake backbox in front of the real one, and the back legs and real backbox are hidden behind the black curtain. Set design!

Strangest thing regarding that pic is the cabinet. It's the new-style Bally-cabinet from 1974 onwards (Expressway from 1971 used the type with the lift-up-frame and the black front-door) but nevertheless it's got the original artwork. The backbox still is the original one.

#1808 2 years ago

A 1950s Chicago Coin Shuffle Bowler in a 1963 "The Fugitive" episode..
The bowler has 6" pins. An early 50s..

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#1809 2 years ago

Here’s one. It’s set in the 1980’s as it’s about the Green River Killer but I couldn’t help noticing that there is a 2003 Roller Coaster Tycoon in the background. Attention to detail people

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#1810 2 years ago

Dodgeball: A True Underdog story.

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#1811 2 years ago
Quoted from flipper_fever76:

Stuck overseas at the mercy of one english movie channel and just watched The Abyss.....sure enough, there's a pinball machine at the bottom of the ocean. I couldn't make out what it was though. Also funny how I never noticed pins in movies before I became a ragging pinball addict.

I am watching "The Abyss" and did a search to see if the pin in this movie (about 49 minutes in ) was ever identified -and nope! But I am almost 100% sure it is a DE Secret Service

#1812 2 years ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

Here’s one. It’s set in the 1980’s as it’s about the Green River Killer but I couldn’t help noticing that there is a 2003 Roller Coaster Tycoon in the background. Attention to detail people [quoted image]

They probably just think... Hey its a pinball it must be OLD!

Sad thing though even if they knew nothing about pinball. Roller Coaster Tycoon was a popular video game and had tv commercials. So to me its a double fail.

#1813 2 years ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

Here’s one. It’s set in the 1980’s as it’s about the Green River Killer but I couldn’t help noticing that there is a 2003 Roller Coaster Tycoon in the background. Attention to detail people [quoted image]

Hey, my friend Sam is in that movie!

#1814 2 years ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I am watching "The Abyss" and did a search to see if the pin in this movie (about 49 minutes in ) was ever identified -and nope! But I am almost 100% sure it is a DE Secret Service

Yes. Secret Service. http://www.pingeek.com/film/film.htm

#1815 2 years ago

Saw this tonight... Firepower
Star Trek Voyager. Season 3. Episode 8. Future's End
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#1816 2 years ago

The Crow from 1994, not sure of game and frame before hard to see maybe two pins but in the back in the dark.

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#1817 2 years ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

The Crow from 1994, not sure of game

Zoom in on Score cards and it says Night Rider

#1818 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Zoom in on Score cards and it says Night Rider

Yes, Night Rider. Compare playfields (or at least what's left of the one in The Crow):
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Second picture is a different pin (bumpers look like Gottlieb).

#1819 2 years ago

Does anyone watch "Kidding" on Showtime?

#1820 2 years ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Does anyone watch "Kidding" on Showtime?

Man that is such a heavy show! Really unexpectedly bizarre and deep

#1821 2 years ago

I'm not a huge Jim Carrey fan, but I think he's great in it, and it's the smartest show on TV right now. Brilliant writing, direction, art direction, set design, editing etc.

Have you seen the season finale, where there is a Jeff Pickles pinball machine? It's in a flashback, and is the wrong display type for the era, but it really goes to show how pinball is making a comeback, and is in the public consciousness again.

I don't have screen shots.

oh yeah, I guess it's 'a tad' on the dark side!

#1823 2 years ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

I'm not a huge Jim Carrey fan, but I think he's great in it, and it's the smartest show on TV right now. Brilliant writing, direction, art direction, set design, editing etc.
Have you seen the season finale, where there is a Jeff Pickles pinball machine? It's in a flashback, and is the wrong display type for the era, but it really goes to show how pinball is making a comeback, and is in the public consciousness again.
I don't have screen shots.
oh yeah, I guess it's 'a tad' on the dark side!

Did not realize there was a season 2! Extremely positive reviews too..

#1824 2 years ago

Season 2 was positively brilliant.

It went quickly as Showtime aired 2 episodes at a time, so the whole thing lasted 5 weeks.

but I digress......back to pinball.......

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#1825 2 years ago

I'm watching Good Burger and noticed a lot of pinballs. I can see rescue 911and what looks to be a T2, but I can't tell the rest. Does anyone know?
(Some of you guys are GREAT at that)

#1826 2 years ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Season 2 was positively brilliant.
It went quickly as Showtime aired 2 episodes at a time, so the whole thing lasted 5 weeks.
but I digress......back to pinball.......[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Looks like a re-themed Roller Coaster Tycoon.

#1827 2 years ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Season 2 was positively brilliant.
It went quickly as Showtime aired 2 episodes at a time, so the whole thing lasted 5 weeks.
but I digress......back to pinball.......[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Mr. Pickles?
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#1828 2 years ago

Bar Rescue, Season 7 ep 2

Bowling Alley with at least 5 games.
Gambler, Diner, Game Show, Junkyard, BOP

#1829 2 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Looks like a re-themed Roller Coaster Tycoon.

Perhaps, They did a good job, even changing the display......Or at least laying a monitor across the front.
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#1830 2 years ago

ah Daisy . . .

DUKES !

Quoted from bob_e:

On TV is on TV
Last night durring a, Young Sheldon, there was a Dukes of Hazard on the TV Sheldon was watching.
So in the background in the Boarsnest, I guess, is a Gottlieb Jungle or Wild Life.[quoted image]

#1831 2 years ago

Post #1772

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#1832 2 years ago
Quoted from Stal8080:

In the Adam Sandler movie blended there is a DE Star Wars

Just saw it tonight.

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Photos is from the movie Blended starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

#1834 2 years ago

Huh? Is that a show? Was referring to “Blended” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

#1836 2 years ago
Quoted from Daditude:

What movie is it? "Uncut Gems" -Adam Sandler?

Okay, you must have missed “Blended” in the quote I referenced. Hadn’t heard of Uncut Gems, have to look that one up.

#1837 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Hadn’t heard of Uncut Gems, have to look that one up.

Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ronald Bronstein. The film stars Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a Jewish jeweler and gambling addict in New York City's Diamond District, who must retrieve an expensive gem he purchased to pay off his debts. The film also stars Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, and Eric Bogosian. Filming took place from September to November 2018. The original score was composed by Daniel Lopatin. Distribution by Netflix.

Apparently, it is Sandler's role of his lifetime.

It has VERY high ratings.

#1838 2 years ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ronald Bronstein. The film stars Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a Jewish jeweler and gambling addict in New York City's Diamond District, who must retrieve an expensive gem he purchased to pay off his debts. The film also stars Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, and Eric Bogosian. Filming took place from September to November 2018. The original score was composed by Daniel Lopatin. Distribution by Netflix.
Apparently, it is Sandler's role of his lifetime.
It has VERY high ratings.

It's on PPV

#1839 2 years ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ronald Bronstein. The film stars Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a Jewish jeweler and gambling addict in New York City's Diamond District, who must retrieve an expensive gem he purchased to pay off his debts. The film also stars Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, and Eric Bogosian. Filming took place from September to November 2018. The original score was composed by Daniel Lopatin. Distribution by Netflix.
Apparently, it is Sandler's role of his lifetime.
It has VERY high ratings.

Sandler really loses himself in the role - he is on fire in the movie. The movie itself? It has phenomenal potential but doesn’t quite stick the landing. Still good, but It is clearly elevated by the curiosity of “Sandler can act?!” (Which he definitely can.. just not often)

Idina Menzel is almost wasted in the role of the neglected wife who is bursting at the seams to leave him.

Anyway, it’s not “Blended”

#1840 2 years ago

It has bugged me forever trying to identify this, but I remember when I was little seeing Space Mission/Odyssey in a bar scene in either 'All in the Family' or maybe 'Archie Bunker's Place'. We had one growing up, so I immediately recognized the cabinet art (I believe it was in the foreground facing out towards Caroll O'Connor). I'd love to figure out exactly what show/episode that was ..

#1841 2 years ago

Uncut Gems is on Netflix btw

#1842 2 years ago
Quoted from LeChuck:

It has bugged me forever trying to identify this, but I remember when I was little seeing Space Mission/Odyssey in a bar scene in either 'All in the Family' or maybe 'Archie Bunker's Place'. We had one growing up, so I immediately recognized the cabinet art (I believe it was in the foreground facing out towards Caroll O'Connor). I'd love to figure out exactly what show/episode that was ..

Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Seems like they rotated them through....here's a list for each episode that a pinball appears.[quoted image]

Maybe this post will help ^

#1843 2 years ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Maybe this post will help ^

I had a feeling it would be in here somewhere, but for some reason searching didn't turn up your post. Did you create that list by watching all the episodes? I.e. Do you think it's definitive or could there be more? Now I'm tempted to do it to see where I saw Space Mission/Odyssey. Could have been the spinoff show too .. I don't really remember much other than seeing it and saying "Hey!"

#1844 2 years ago

Two seen in Knight rider Episode. Can't make them out.

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#1845 2 years ago
Quoted from LeChuck:

I had a feeling it would be in here somewhere, but for some reason searching didn't turn up your post. Did you create that list by watching all the episodes? I.e. Do you think it's definitive or could there be more? Now I'm tempted to do it to see where I saw Space Mission/Odyssey. Could have been the spinoff show too .. I don't really remember much other than seeing it and saying "Hey!"

I found that somewhere online.

There was a spin off show called "Archies Place" so it could have been during that show that you saw the space mission/odyssey.

My wife watched both shows and said both had pins in them at the bar.

#1846 2 years ago

Flipper less Bumper game in The Plot Against America E1S1 (HBO)

#1847 2 years ago

Robert Englund on TMZ today with a Nightmare on Elm Street machine in the background. Doesn't look like he plays it often...
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#1848 2 years ago
Quoted from fatality83:

Two seen in Knight rider Episode. Can't make them out.[quoted image]

Machine directly behind the actor is a Stern Freefall:
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Images from IPDB

#1849 2 years ago
Quoted from ufiti:

Robert Englund on TMZ today with a Nightmare on Elm Street machine in the background. Doesn't look like he plays it often...
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I think he’s earned it regardless

Actually he’s earned a MUCH better game lol...

#1850 2 years ago

I thought it was a Classic Stern, but was looking too yellow in the cropped photo,
probably from badly faded cabinet
or bad color TV set reception

The other pin looks like it could be a 4player EM, but so blurry it could be a S/S pin.

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