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


By Jackontherocks

7 years ago



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#1851 19 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

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

Totally agree. It looks as if most of the red is faded out (and not evenly).

#1852 18 days ago

The other one is a STRATO-FLITE.

#1853 18 days ago

Italian Adriano Celentano movie "L'Altra Meta del Cielo" from 1976 with Gottlieb's DIMENSION and actress Monica Vitti.

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#1854 17 days ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

The other one is a STRATO-FLITE

I think you are right.
4P EM
Score Reels are in correct place
and blurry image and name look to be good match.
late 70s GTBs 4P score reels are in a different configurations.

#1855 17 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I think you are right.
4P EM
Score Reels are in correct place
and blurry image and name look to be good match.
late 70s GTBs 4P score reels are in a different configurations.

Exactly
The W-score-reels are "tighter together" than on B or G, and that's an important point.
But I recognized S-F immediately, always loved it and spent hundreds of hours with it

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#1856 16 days ago

My wife was watching on the CW network last night a new show
Called Katy Keene ( part of the Archie Riverdale productions)
Anyway there were several scenes that take place in a Cabaret bar
( that is the regular hang out for the cast apparently);
and there was at least one EM pin in the background,
but i was not able to determine what game it was
nor to grab any photos.
An aside about the show,
It is kinda soap operaee,
with lots and lots of musical numbers that bring the story forward
or at least tries to bring it forward,
Not exactly our cup of tea,
if it did not have the song and dance every 5 minutes,
my wife said she might have tuned in again.

#1857 15 days ago

Fellas,

"War Of The Worlds(2005)", Tom Cruise had a Pinball in a closet before his kitchen, "Friday The 13th Part 2(1981)", KISS Pinball in a bar, and in The Simpsons Mr. Burns and Homer go to Scotland searching the Loch Ness for “Nessie" and Homer went to play Pinball

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#1858 15 days ago

Here is a Simpsons fake Beatles.
Also what do you guys think happens the pinball machines after movie productions. Do you think they go into a barn like after route. Do They sell them for or trash them? Sad to think about.
-Parker

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#1859 15 days ago
Quoted from Rolls-Royce:

Fellas,
"War Of The Worlds(2005)", Tom Cruise had a Pinball in a closet before his kitchen, "Friday The 13th Part 2(1981)", KISS Pinball in a bar, and in The Simpsons Mr. Burns and Homer go to Scotland searching the Loch Ness for “Nessie" and Homer went to play Pinball [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

The pin in War of the Worlds is a Nitro Ground Shaker.

#1860 14 days ago

Flintstones Fred playing the original JP.

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#1861 14 days ago

From tonight's episode of Duncanville on FOX: DSCF0052 (resized).JPG

Also, unrelated, Paul Fusco reprising his role as ALF in the episode.

#1862 14 days ago

Talladega Nights. NASCAR pin

Sorry for the bad reflection on the TV

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#1863 13 days ago

Married With Children, episode 711 called Old College.

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#1864 12 days ago

I was watching "Sky High" with my kids and saw a pinball. It looks like they took a real pin (no clue what it is), and made their own back glass.

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#1865 11 days ago

No pictures but I was watching the news and they were interviewing the owner of Pink Cadillacs Malt Shop in Saskatoon. They're giving away free meals while being closed to the public for Covid19. During the 2 minute segment sat proudly in the background was my buddies Rocky and Bullwinkle.

#1866 10 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I was watching "Sky High" with my kids and saw a pinball. It looks like they took a real pin (no clue what it is), and made their own back glass.[quoted image]

Regarding the shape of the backbox and the wide pedestal it seems to be a Bally from 67 to 74.
That what's visible from the score-reels, 1 at the lower left and 2 at the upper and middle right, 5-digits, and the small part that can be seen from the playfield indicate it could be a "modified" FIREBALL.

#1867 10 days ago

HBO's latest mini-series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA has a scene in episode one where one of the characters is beating up on a 1940 era pinball machine. I couldn't find the clip online. Maybe someone else can.

#1868 9 days ago

From the first episode of "The Invaders", 1963 Gottlieb Gaucho and an unidentified United Bowler:
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#1869 9 days ago

Saw this machine (is it Nightrider?) in a ZZ TOP documentary on Netflix.

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#1870 9 days ago

Saw this machine (is it Nightrider?) in a ZZ TOP documentary on Netflix.

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#1871 9 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

From the first episode of "The Invaders", 1963 Gottlieb Gaucho and an unidentified United Bowler:

I'm pretty sure that's a 1960 United's "Sure Fire" bowler..

#1872 9 days ago
Quoted from Mopar:

I'm pretty sure that's a 1960 United's "Sure Fire" bowler..

Looks like you're right.
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You can make out part of the name in the third picture I posted. Thanks!

#1873 9 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Saw this machine (is it Nightrider?) in a ZZ TOP documentary on Netflix.[quoted image]

LW3

#1875 9 days ago

My kids were watching "Big Fat Liar" today, and what did I spy? They were playing a Pinbot!

#1876 8 days ago

LW3 because you can choose ZZ Top music in the beginning

#1877 8 days ago

Metallica in Tiger King episode 2.

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#1878 8 days ago

I've watched the Bourne identity probably 20x over the years and never noticed this before. Looks like a pin or two in the diner Jason and Marie stop at?

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#1879 8 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

I've watched the Bourne identity probably 20x over the years and never noticed this before. Looks like a pin or two in the diner Jason and Marie stop at?[quoted image]

Yes, but what pins are they?

#1880 7 days ago

I know I started this thread but wish there was a way or list that would pop of everything we have listed. I am starting to lose track.

#1881 7 days ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

I am starting to lose track.

Yup, I agree. As I saw a film last night that had a whole row of pins in a elongated scene featured promptly,
but am going to try to do a search in this topic
with movie name, to verify if posted before prior to me posting about it.
chances are it was posted before, but worth the try,
might add it anyway since i have fairly decent screenshots.

#1882 7 days ago

Just do a word search for the thread. As long as people type the name of the show when posting then it shouldn't be too hard to see if somethings been posted before.

#1883 7 days ago

Well after a cursory search the movie
American Graffiti was cited previously in post#240
& #242 (with actual list of pin names from the scene),
but with no photos or screen shots
so see below for the scene.
One correction to post #242 list,
the WMS Pitch&Bat is Ball Park not Base Hit that is shown in the scene.
Scene is where Richard Dreyfuss character is forced to cover for the gang
"The Pharaohs" breaking into the machines for money,
they then take a liking to him and suggest he joins.

Wondering how many of the youth back in the day,
this exact scenario was their introduction
to the juvenile delinquent lifestyle.

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#1884 7 days ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

As long as people type the name of the show when posting

Assuming they spell it correctly.
Movies probably easier to search and sort thru,
TV shows maybe a bit harder as there are multiple episodes to possibly search thru.

#1885 7 days ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

I know I started this thread but wish there was a way or list that would pop of everything we have listed. I am starting to lose track.

Sounds like it's time for a Sticky post with a full list, or a Google Spreadsheet, or something!

#1886 7 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Sounds like it's time for a Sticky post with a full list, or a Google Spreadsheet, or something!

Agreed

#1887 7 days ago

I've posted these links to Pingeek's site many times here. A lot of the games posted here are already on his site. Easy to check.

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

http://www.pingeek.com/tv/tv.htm

#1888 7 days ago

On Disney+ ENCORE show, the Fiddler on the Roof episode, one of the participants is a "tenured pinball tech" (which clearly means route tech since the targets on the Funhouse they show him wiping are FILTHY) at Walt's in Highland Park, CA.

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In the show, they show a Funhouse, Earthshaker, Fathom and some Gottlieb EMs. The pins on pin map have changed since then, though. The show is TERRIBLE from what I've seen, but my daughter watches it and was excited to see pinball pop up in that episode unexpectedly.

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Also, in Netflix Tiger King episode 2 there's a partial shot of a Stern Metallica in the office of the drug dealer guy, Mario.
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#1889 7 days ago

Found a Black Knight and a Totem binge watching X-Files today

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#1890 7 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

Found a Black Knight and a Totem binge watching X-Files today[quoted image][quoted image]

That's a Black Knight 2000.

#1891 7 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

Found a Black Knight and a Totem binge watching X-Files today[quoted image][quoted image]

Yep I mentioned both of these a few pages back. So, about that list/spreadsheet....

#1892 7 days ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Just do a word search for the thread. As long as people type the name of the show when posting then it shouldn't be too hard to see if somethings been posted before.

That's what I do. Quick search to see if been mentioned before. Either movie title or game

#1893 4 days ago

1982 "They Call Me Bruce", but need help with identification.

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#1894 4 days ago

supersonic

#1895 4 days ago

Ahh, very cool. I just looked it up and seems the pin was loosely based on the Concord supersonic commercial jet.

#1896 4 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Saw this machine (is it Nightrider?) in a ZZ TOP documentary on Netflix.[quoted image]

Hes also got a BTTF as shown during those interviews. Makes sense as both have terrible Data East renditions of ZZ Top songs.

I wonder if he's got an HS2 also.

#1897 4 days ago

"When you see Arec Barrwin, you will see the true ugriness of human nature." . . . "You are worthless Arec Barrwin."

Personally, I kind of share the sentiment.

#1898 1 day ago
Quoted from MacroMegas:

Pam Grier’s sons are playing Harlem Globetrotters when she finds them skipping school in Mars Attacks!

Was watching the movie and got some screenshots of it. I used the search function to find this comment with no pics.

So here are the pics
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#1899 1 day ago

Police Academy has been mentioned before but no one has named all three games. Always funny watching a pin going down the street

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#1900 1 day ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Police Academy has been mentioned before but no one has named all three games. Always funny watching a pin going down the street[quoted image][quoted image]

The bowling one is Williams Triple Strike.

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