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

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#2101 2 years ago

Adventureland 2009 movie. I can't identify these but there are even more in the movie than shown here.

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#2102 2 years ago
Quoted from RWH:

Adventureland 2009 movie. I can't identify these but there are even more in the movie than shown here.[quoted image]

Spin Wheel, Genesis, Title Fight, Happy Clown and Firepower.

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

#2103 2 years ago

I watched Big daddy last night and he has space station pinball In the apartment.

#2104 2 years ago

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#2105 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Not sure about the Zig Zag,

I think TopMoose is correct about ZigZag (or Wing Ding)
definitely a reverse wedgehead, score reel placement match up and colors on BG make sense.
not that many reverse wedgeheads to contradict .

#2106 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I think TopMoose is correct about ZigZag (or Wing Ding)
definitely a reverse wedgehead, score reel placement match up and colors on BG make sense.
not that many reverse wedgeheads to contradict .

I'm standing by my guess. Here's a comparison.

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#2107 2 years ago

1992 The Getaway: High Speed II
National Lampoon's Van Wilder

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#2108 2 years ago
Quoted from Daditude:

1992 The Getaway: High Speed II
National Lampoon's Van Wilder[quoted image]

Already in the index under just "Van Wilder"

#2109 2 years ago

Dead to me, season 2, ep. 6. There is an arcade scene and you can see a Black Knight, Space Invaders, Grand Lizard and Firepower in background.

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#2110 2 years ago
Quoted from manadams:

Dead to me, season 2, ep. 6. There is an arcade scene and you can see a Black Knight, Space Invaders, Grand Lizard and Firepower in background.
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Couple of EM pins later in scene but can't make them out.

#2111 2 years ago

The Walking Dead season 1 episode 6. World Poker Tour and NBA Fast Break

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#2112 2 years ago

American pickers 2012 episode titled "Guys and Dollhouses"
Eight Ball Deluxe and a Miss America bingo

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#2114 2 years ago

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Viper Night Drivin’ and Hyperball (not sure if it counts as a pin or not)
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#2115 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Viper Night Drivin’ and another game to the right I can’t identify.
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The other game is a Hyperball.

#2116 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

The other game is a Hyperball.

Thanks, post updated.

#2117 2 years ago

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, “The Glimmer Gang”

Is this a complete prop, or is the cabinet from a real pin?

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#2118 2 years ago

Gottlieb King of Diamonds in Summer Rental 1985

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#2119 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, “The Climmer Gang”
Is this a complete prop, or is the cabinet from a real pin?
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They put a new backglass on the game and repainted the cabinet. to avoid copyright infringement.
I looks like it was a Williams game judging by the coindoor.

#2120 2 years ago

Watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit last night and saw two machines in the bar, one on either side of the big circle lit up sign. Mostly they are are in the background and you can barely see them.

You can see the Hurdy Gurdy when Valiant walks in here.

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This is the best you can see the other one.

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The Hurdy Gurdy is more visible for an instant as they go by it in this later scene.

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#2121 2 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

They put a new backglass on the game and repainted the cabinet. to avoid copyright infringement.
I looks like it was a Williams game judging by the coindoor.

Cool. Also, the playfield is not real (I saw some pics of this pin on an auction site).

#2122 2 years ago

Two on "Fast n Loud " this was the best shot I could get.

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#2123 2 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Two on "Fast n Loud " this was the best shot I could get.
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Williams Hot Line and Aztec?

#2124 2 years ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit last night and saw two machines in the bar, one on either side of the big circle lit up sign. Mostly they are are in the background and you can barely see them.
You can see the Hurdy Gurdy when Valiant walks in here.
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This is the best you can see the other one.
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The Hurdy Gurdy is more visible for an instant as they go by it in this later scene.
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Here's a good screen capture that shows three games (!) - Gottlieb Buckaroo on the left, the Hurdy Gurdy in the middle (blocked), and mystery game on the right. Going by the rounded corner coin door and the coloring/lighting on the backglass, it looks like Bally Harvest (1964) with repainted cabinet art.
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#2125 2 years ago

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 1 Episode 7 has three pins mocked up to become fake titles. No idea what they really are.

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#2126 2 years ago
Quoted from LeChuck:

Here's a good screen capture that shows three games (!) - Gottlieb Buckaroo on the left, the Hurdy Gurdy in the middle (blocked), and mystery game on the right. Going by the rounded corner coin door and the coloring/lighting on the backglass, it looks like Bally Harvest (1964) with repainted cabinet art.
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Nice! I never saw that third one.

#2127 2 years ago

Binge watching some old Pawn Stars videos on youtube and saw an Evil Knievel.

They paid $1200 for it. Corey made a bad deal, lol

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#2128 2 years ago

Pawn Stars again. 1972 Line Drive pin.

The seller paid $800 for it and sold it to the Corey for $3,750.

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#2129 2 years ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Pawn Stars again. 1972 Line Drive pin.
The seller paid $800 for it and sold it to the Corey for $3,750.

I've never seen them purchase a pin for it's going price at the time, always high and I wonder how they can get they're going to recoup their money.

#2130 2 years ago
Quoted from RWH:

I've never seen them purchase a pin for it's going price at the time, always high and I wonder how they can get they're going to recoup their money.

$3750 is more than I'm willing to pay. Looks like the cabinet has been repainted. Pitch and bat baseball are fun for 1 to 2 games but they just don't hole my interest. Seems to me they need to see their pinball consultant/restorer more often. Once the guy told them to pass on a two pin deal.

#2131 2 years ago
Quoted from RWH:

I've never seen them purchase a pin for it's going price at the time, always high and I wonder how they can get they're going to recoup their money.

Quoted from bob_e:

$3750 is more than I'm willing to pay. Looks like the cabinet has been repainted. Pitch and bat baseball are fun for 1 to 2 games but they just don't hole my interest. Seems to me they need to see their pinball consultant/restorer more often. Once the guy told them to pass on a two pin deal.

Corey seems to enjoy overpaying for pins.

I remember watching episodes years ago where Rick was negotiating for a Twister and Elton John (separate episodes). He wouldn't overpay so no deal would be made.

#2132 2 years ago

From The Waltons (S8E04 "The Innocents"): Now this is a pinball anachronism - a King Of Diamonds (Gottlieb, 1967) in a WWII (1942?) setting...

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#2133 2 years ago

Sorry, no screen shot, but saw a Junk Yard in an episode of The West Wing last night.

It was episode 1 of Season 3, "Manchester - Part 1". It was in the foreground of a long tracking shot in a bar, and then could be seen in the background a couple of other times.

#2134 2 years ago

I just now realized they apparently taped/painted over the Gottlieb name(s) on the backglass in my prior post:

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#2135 2 years ago
Quoted from mbeardsley:

Sorry, no screen shot, but saw a Junk Yard in an episode of The West Wing last night.
It was episode 1 of Season 3, "Manchester - Part 1". It was in the foreground of a long tracking shot in a bar, and then could be seen in the background a couple of other times.

It was Season 3 Episode 2, according to Netflix. Got the shot, but it's really a dark shot so the translite is blown out.

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#2136 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

It was Season 3 Episode 2, according to Netflix. Got the shot, but it's really a dark shot so the translite is blown out.[quoted image]

Yeah, it depends on how you count it. Season 3 had a "special mini-episode" due to 9/11 that pushed back the season premiere. Some people call that Episode 1, some don't include it in Season 3, and some call it Episode 0.

Wikipedia calls this episode with the JunkYard as Episode 1, so that's what I used. Sorry for the confusion.

#2137 2 years ago
Quoted from mbeardsley:

Yeah, it depends on how you count it. Season 3 had a "special mini-episode" due to 9/11 that pushed back the season premiere. Some people call that Episode 1, some don't include it in Season 3, and some call it Episode 0.
Wikipedia calls this episode with the JunkYard as Episode 1, so that's what I used. Sorry for the confusion.

Wikipedia. That explains it.

IMDB is also calling it episode 2, so I'll leave it.

#2138 2 years ago
Quoted from pinkid:

Nitro Groundshaker in the bar in "Easy Money".

Complete with EM sounds!

#2139 2 years ago

Found this on an old VHS tape:
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A promo for an upcoming episode of Carlin on Fox (from 1994).

Edit. I will try to get a better still later. I see this one isn't de-interlaced.

Edit. Here we go.Only slightly better. Carlin 2 (resized).jpeg

#2140 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

It was Season 3 Episode 2, according to Netflix. Got the shot, but it's really a dark shot so the translite is blown out.[quoted image]

Just noticed that the Junk Yard in this picture is set to free play. Not sure that I've ever seen a pin in a bar set to free play before.

#2141 2 years ago
Quoted from mbeardsley:

Just noticed that the Junk Yard in this picture is set to free play. Not sure that I've ever seen a pin in a bar set to free play before.

Movie props are set to free.

#2142 2 years ago
Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

Movie props are set to free.

Yes, that was my point. A machine in a real bar wouldn't be on free play, but this one was.

#2143 2 years ago

I had a chance to work on a movie set way back in the 80s, and there was a room with some video games as part of the setup. No pinballs though. Those were all set on free play so we had a good time jumping on those when we could during down times. I only worked there for a few days, it was pretty fun, but that's another story...

#2144 2 years ago
Quoted from Bonk:

Stern Pinball in Home Improvement S5 EP19[quoted image]

My son and I got the boxed set and watching the entire series in order. You can vaguely see a pin in the bar in season 2. We are currently in season 3 and you can clearly see the Stern Pinball.

I wonder what it was in the earlier episode and whether it will ever change after season 5.

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#2145 2 years ago

MST3K season 2, episode 6 (Ring of Terror).

In respose to Doctor Foresters life size Operation game in the Invention exchange, Joel takes a Fluoroscope and a "Barium Meatball" to create a Pinbolus game.
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#2147 2 years ago

On ESPN they had several "Federer's Funhouse" highlights with the Funhouse title used as part of the graphics, here's an example lol

#2148 2 years ago

Call for Dreams, 2018

Last Action Hero & World Cup Soccer...?

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#2149 2 years ago

Wife is watching a movie called Thank God It's Friday. I see a gottlieb Volley and another couple games at Jeff Goldblums disco

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#2150 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Wife is watching a movie called Thank God It's Friday. I see a gottlieb Volley and another couple games at Jeff Goldblums disco
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Haha, that movie was on heavy rotation on HBO or Showtime back in the day. Seemed like it was ALWAYS on. I saw all or parts of it probably 100 times.

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