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

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9 years ago


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#2201 2 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Creature From the Black Lagoon.

Good eye! Now that you pointed it out it's so obvious, lol

#2202 2 years ago

French movie MADO from 1976 with SPIRIT OF 76 in a parisian bistro and a short glimpse at an older machine in a fast camera-movement.
Actors Ottavia Piccolo and Charles Denner.

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#2203 2 years ago

This past CBS Sunday Morning had a piece about a remote movie club between seniors and millenials during Covid sheltering. But more importantly, the featured senior home also has pinball! It's Lake Parke Senior Living in Missouri.

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#2204 2 years ago

Found a nice shot of a Full House (1966) while watching a so bad it's good B movie from the same year, Curse of the Swamp Creature.
Edit- After watching the entire movie, it's terrible. The monster doesn't show up until the last 5 minutes. Only watch it if it's being riffed. You have been warned.
Chrissi
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#2205 2 years ago

T2 in Nintendo Quest: Power Tour, episode 5

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#2206 2 years ago

Opening credits of Have A Good Trip Adventures in Psychedelics on Netflix

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#2207 2 years ago

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#2208 2 years ago

The Fugitive S3E10 (Landscape with Running Figures: Part 2)

The Chicago Coin Match Bowler from S01E03 shows up again. And there's a Williams Nags pin (1960) with a nice closeup.

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#2209 2 years ago

Zapped, 1982 with Scott Baio. Pin is a 1973 Bally Delta Queen

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#2210 2 years ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Zapped, 1982 with Scott Baio. Pin is a 1973 Bally Delta Queen

You had me at "...with Scott Baio."

#2211 2 years ago

It was almost 3:00 AM, and both Mannix and myself were winding down. He had already helped the kid that lost his stamp book and took out the bad guys and they passed the arcade.

But it was something else that caught my weary eyes. It took a few rewinds to believe what I saw.
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#2213 2 years ago

Hey
I know those guys
Don't bogart that joint fellas.

#2214 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Don't bogart that joint fellas.

That's exactly what the first dude was doing. I'm guessing you've seen this show before. It does make for great late night/early morning entertainment because I was too young to watch it when it first aired.

#2215 2 years ago

I think they were both partaking.
First guy (with medium length hair) in 2nd photo and long hair guy in last photo.

But exactly where was the beach boardwalk?
Bay area or LA or Orange county?

#2216 2 years ago

The first dude hit it several times then handed to to the other dude.

I'm thinking that may have been the Pike in Long Beach where they have done several episodes. Earlier when he passed the arcade there was a glimpse of what might have been an old pitch and bat.

Correction - Playland arcade still exists on the Santa Monica Pier. I played a Getaway there right before I started buying machines.

#2217 2 years ago

And Mannix likes to race around in the most badass cars.
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#2218 2 years ago
Quoted from singlebanana:

Also a Bally Rolling Stone in that arcade. Third machine, but can't ID it. Maybe someone else can (starts around 1:20) -

Yep Flight 2000

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#2219 2 years ago

Another schlock horror movie The Driller Killer (1979)
We see a Take Five (1978). Don't see a lot of cocktail pins in movies. While I was looking at a shot of the actors playing, I noticed a Night Rider (1976) to the side of them.

It's another bad one, but it has that great late 70's NYC look to it.

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#2220 2 years ago

My wife was watching a presumably low-budget movie on Amazon Prime called “Legal Action” and I just happened to walk through at the right time to hear some pinball sounds and catch a glimpse of a game. “I think that’s a Maverick”. She gives me the eye roll, but rewinds it anyway. Sure enough, there’s a close-up of the playfield around the flippers and later the wire ramps and a couple of wide shots. The side of the game is painted “County/Line”, the translite is removed showing bare bulbs, and the DMD is placed face-down over the playfield in maintenance pose even as the actor plays! They went through all that trouble/visual mess to obfuscate the copyright game/movie name, but use real sounds from the game (I guess they fear Warner Bros. and Mel Gibson more than Gary Stern). Time starts ~45:25.

#2221 2 years ago

Las Vegas, S5 E5 there are three games a FireBall and what looks like a Firepower in the back and the third I don't know.

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#2222 2 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Las Vegas, S5 E5 there are three games a FireBall and what looks like a Firepower in the back and the third I don't know.
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What show is this? Is it CSI:Las Vegas?

#2223 2 years ago

Anyone catch the pinball machines in the arcade in Last of Us 2? Yes they aren’t real titles but damn if they aren’t in desperate need of restoration lmao

#2224 2 years ago

Television show Las Vegas with James Caan.

Quoted from PinMonk:

What show is this? Is it CSI:Las Vegas?

#2225 2 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Television show Las Vegas with James Caan.

Thanks. I was having a hard time figuring out the show since Las Vegas is used in a lot of show names!

#2226 2 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Las Vegas, S5 E5 there are three games a FireBall and what looks like a Firepower in the back and the third I don't know.
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That third one is a Future Spa.

#2227 2 years ago

French movie LE SILENCIEUX from 1972
2 different Pinball-scenes with KING ROCK and HONEY, both of them brand-new at the time of the movie, plus a german "Alle Neune" Bowling-machine

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#2228 2 years ago

Saw a commercial for a new show on A&E called "What's it worth?" Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.

During the teaser clip three pins were shown.

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Looks like a count down on the far left. Not sure about the one in the middle and right. Anybody?

#2229 2 years ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Saw on commercial for a new show on A&E called "What's it worth?" Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.
During the teaser clip three pins were shown.
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Looks like a count down on the far left. Not sure about the one in the middle and right. Anybody?

Bally Dixieland and Gottlieb Flying Carpet.

#2230 2 years ago

I see that the Night Rider in Spaceballs' diner scene has been mentioned, but I'm not sure if anyone caught the Space Invaders in Lonestar's Winnebago. That cockpit is deceptively large to hold a Bally widebody!

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BTW: It's not a re-theme. The "Spaceballs" logo came up on screen when I paused the movie and just happened to be centered on the backglass in this frame.

#2231 2 years ago

Found this in the Pink Floyd-soundtrack-scored film More (1969). A scene of a Latin Quarter hangout in Paris that has a Ship-Mates (Gottlieb, 1964). Really trippy film if you've never seen it.

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#2232 2 years ago

I think I spotted a new addition.

Just watched the 2004 movie Starsky & Hutch on Netflix.

I recognized the cabinet of a 1972 Williams Super Star in the background. I knew it immediately because I have one in my collection.

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#2233 2 years ago

Hanna on Amazon, Season 2 just released yesterday. Episode 2, where Marissa Wiegler is meeting a document forger-er in a french cafe. He is playing Xenon (Bally 1980)

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#2234 2 years ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Looks like a count down on the far left. Not sure about the one in the middle and right. Anybody?

Far right is Flying Carpet (Gottlieb, 1972)

#2235 2 years ago

A collector of Beatles memorabilia on the show Collector's Call.

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#2236 2 years ago

Here's another one from The Fugitive - S3E30 ("Coralee"). In a bar fight, Kimble eats a knuckle sandwich on a 1960 Williams 21 woodrail

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#2237 2 years ago

The Karate Kid knows where it's at!
Stern Flight 2000

Bonus: there is a chexx bubble hockey game and arcades as well. Check out that face he is making in the freeze frame! Lol!!

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#2238 2 years ago
Quoted from LeChuck:

Kimble eats a knuckle sandwich on a 1960 Williams 21 woodrail

You sir, just made my day.

#2239 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

A collector of Beatles memorabilia on the show Collector's Call.
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Bally Strange Science (1986)
Williams Deluxe Batting Champ (1961)
Data East Rocky & Bullwinkle (1993)

#2240 2 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Bally Strange Science (1986)
Williams Deluxe Batting Champ (1961)
Data East Rocky & Bullwinkle (1993)

Thanks. I found it interesting he did not have a Beatles pinball machine.

But, on the other hand, that is not really Beatles memorabilia or a collector's item.

I watch that show a lot, and a lot of the collectors do have pinball machines that relate to whatever it is they do collect.

#2241 2 years ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Far right is Flying Carpet (Gottlieb, 1972)

See post #2229.

#2242 2 years ago
Quoted from Daditude:

The Karate Kid knows where it's at!
Stern Flight 2000
Bonus: there is a chexx bubble hockey game and arcades as well. Check out that face he is making in the freeze frame! Lol!!
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Yup. Another scene filmed at Golf 'n Stuff Here in Norwalk. I played that same Flight 2000 a lot when it was new (along with many other pins they used to have).

#2243 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Yup. Another scene filmed at Golf 'n Stuff Here in Norwalk. I played that same Flight 2000 a lot when it was new (along with many other pins they used to have).

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#2244 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Here's a more recent picture (the water slide went "Bye-Bye" years ago).

I haven't been there in years as we usually just went Camelot Golfland which is much closer. I couldn't believe the makeover they did to Camelot last time I was there including taking out at least one course to fit go carts.

Hard to believe at one time they had almost 100 pinball machines, now down to zero.

#2245 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I haven't been there in years as we usually just went Camelot Golfland which is much closer. I couldn't believe the makeover they did to Camelot last time I was there including taking out at least one course to fit go carts.
Hard to believe at one time they had almost 100 pinball machines, now down to zero.

I've been to Camelot a few times, but even in the early eighties the didn't maintain their games very well.

#2246 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

I've been to Camelot a few times, but even in the early eighties the didn't maintain their games very well.

By the early to mid 90s they must have had a good tech, because I rarely remember any problems and I played them all. Went down hill as they started liquidating them until only a few were left, and they were in sad shape.

I lived out of the area most of the 80s, but remember in the 70s they had quite a selection of EMs too. By the 90s it was almost every DMD game made as they came out. Miss that for sure.

#2247 2 years ago

A Black Gold, Genco 1949. Antique Road Show s24 e21.

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#2248 2 years ago

Whoops my bad

#2249 2 years ago

I saw a pinball machine in the background of a scene being played on the screen on my Stranger Things while I was playing the pinball machine based on Stranger Things which has a pinball machine in the background of a scene from Stranger Things that was playing while I was playing the Stranger Things pinball machine... (continue ad infinitum)

#2250 2 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

I saw a pinball machine in the background of a scene being played on the screen on my Stranger Things while I was playing the pinball machine based on Stranger Things which has a pinball machine in the background of a scene from Stranger Things that was playing while I was playing the Stranger Things pinball machine... (continue ad infinitum)

Stranger Things pinball has an laser war arcade game in it. And logo is the one from the LASER WAR pinball

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