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

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#202 7 years ago

doodle bug in a movie on netflix called chrome and hot leather from 71. great scenes of the pin and pretty cool flick

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#203 6 years ago

Bump to inform the other thread just started.

#204 6 years ago

Kicking and screaming with Will F. and Robert Duvall has pin in first ten minutes when they are downstairs in pool dart room. Quick glance over it looks like a hockey player but has a spade and heart on cabinet.

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#205 6 years ago

Spotted a Monster Bash pin(among other pins) in the M*therf*cker's lair. He must be rich!

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#206 6 years ago

Big Game and two other pins in upcoming movie called Horns. In the bar scene there are three in background behind pool tables in trailer for movie.

#207 6 years ago

Not sure if this has been mentioned: there is a Dolly in Tender Mercies, the movie for which Robert Duvall won the academy award for best actor.

#208 6 years ago

Anchorman 2 their apartment had a bally playboy, an 8 ball, a harlem globetrotters, and another I could not identify...

also Steven Colbert has a LoTR in his office... as seen in the 4/18/2013 episode of the Colbert Report

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#209 6 years ago

There's a particular second-season episode of Star Trek TOS called "A Piece of the Action" where Kirk and co. are being held captive in the storeroom on a planet run by gangsters and they have a variety of pinball machines in there in various states of disrepair... but I have no idea which pins they are. Most of them seem to be identical save for one. Here's a couple screencaps:

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Anyone have any idea which pins these are?

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#210 6 years ago

Just watched the movie The Purge. Not the best movie and don't understand the hype, etc. but during one scene in game room with pool table Ethan Hawk smashes the glass on a pin. Appears to have yellow stars on the side cabinet and a rocket or spaceship on the back glass. Anyone know the pin?

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#211 6 years ago

Season 2, Episode 7 of Daria. During the arcade scene, the sound effects playing in the background are all from Space Shuttle.

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#212 6 years ago

Con Air during the bar scene when he is dancing with his wife, maybe Time Zone or something turned off in background

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#213 6 years ago

Saw a single player EM during Sons of Anarchy Season 7. Episode 6. It was on and lit, but never in focus in any of the shots, so hard to ID.

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#214 6 years ago

Bad Santa has two in it where he try's to show her how to bang the ball. Also the Blues Brothers when they play the country club bar while there sitting at the bar in the background.

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#215 6 years ago
Quoted from chalkup8:

Buckaroo in Superman 2

There's also a Hurdy Gurdy right next to it on the left.

#216 6 years ago

Criminal Minds - Season 10 Episode 8 from about a month ago - About 16:30 in.

Second one is molested Whirlwind, not sure what the first one is.

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#217 6 years ago
Quoted from DarkWizard:

Criminal Minds - Season 10 Episode 8 from about a month ago - About 16:30 in.
Second one is molested Whirlwind, not sure what the first one is.

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I understand but don't understand why the games names have to be blacked out just like the beer in movies or shows. Can't show the name unless they pay for it, right

#218 6 years ago
Quoted from DarkWizard:

Criminal Minds - Season 10 Episode 8 from about a month ago - About 16:30 in.
Second one is molested Whirlwind, not sure what the first one is.

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The First one appears to be an altered Stern Galaxy. The vortex and the title on the back glass are changed, but the planet and the two comets on the lower left are the same.
On the side of the cabinet where a red and yellow banner with the name Galaxy followed by a line of stars has been replaced by that yellow banner with blue stars.

#219 6 years ago

Story on the topic! There's a lot going on here beyond simple props...
http://kotaku.com/5644163/pinball-machines-films-most-omnipresent-villain

#220 6 years ago

Probably been mentioned already.Phoenix and Paragon in the background of the comic shop in The Lost Boys.

#221 6 years ago
Quoted from DarkWizard:

Criminal Minds - Season 10 Episode 8 from about a month ago - About 16:30 in.
Second one is molested Whirlwind, not sure what the first one is.

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So just caught this on another topic:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-the-movies-1#post-1768769
Go to post #46, and that same Galaxy is in it from a Movie!

#222 6 years ago

bally night rider EM..
on an episode of the wayans brothers.

#223 6 years ago

stern galaxy

same one "altered" in kesha video with will.i.am that uses star gazer backglass.

Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Just watched the movie The Purge. Not the best movie and don't understand the hype, etc. but during one scene in game room with pool table Ethan Hawk smashes the glass on a pin. Appears to have yellow stars on the side cabinet and a rocket or spaceship on the back glass. Anyone know the pin?

#224 6 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

So just caught this on another topic:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-the-movies-1#post-1768769
Go to post #46, and that same Galaxy is in it from a Movie!

Quoted from silver_spinner:

stern galaxy
same one "altered" in kesha video with will.i.am that uses star gazer backglass.

Yup. Ok well glad to know they didn't mess these up for only one use at least. I guess they keep them in a props department or something.

#225 6 years ago

I saw 2 pins in movies this weekend.
There's one in the early scenes of Dodgeball at the Average Joes' gym Cyclone?
I also spotted an EM at the front of Bubbles' garage when I was watching Swearnet.

#226 6 years ago

My wife was watching the current season of the "The Bachelor" reality show last night, and she said there is a TAF at the house they all stay in.

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#227 6 years ago

fishtales.jpgFish Tales spotted in the "Pizza Portal" on Justified season 6 episode 3.

#228 6 years ago

This is one stupid movie but in the back there is a pin conversion maybe on back glass and cabinet. Hard to believe they went through the trouble to make it. Movie is Idiocracy came out in 2006. It is suppose to be whoever is the President in the movie, Mach gold or whatever, man this movie sucks but here is picture. Maybe I could use some of those beer bottles above pin in my collection.

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#229 6 years ago

Fireball and possibly a Meteor and a Lost World in an episode of Mr. Belvedere.

Mr. Belvedere gets addicted to the Silver Ball.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/mr-belvedere-becomes-a-pinball-addict#post-2233179

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#230 6 years ago

Saw the Columbo episode 'The Conspirators' last night where the bad guy has a bit of a collection going on including a 4 Square and a Flying Carpet.

#231 6 years ago

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

#232 6 years ago

Last weeks episode of the Mentalist. Had a quick shot of a pin, in a bar scene.

#233 6 years ago
Quoted from neurokinetik:

Saw a single player EM during Sons of Anarchy Season 7. Episode 6. It was on and lit, but never in focus in any of the shots, so hard to ID.

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Same game type as in the TV show, The Crazy Ones. Bally Expressway.

#234 6 years ago

-2001 Owen Wilson movie called "Behind Enemy Lines" had a T2 very out of place. The game was in the middle of a shootout. If I remember correctly I think it was outside too.

-Prison Break Season 2 when Brad Bellick and his partner are looking for Scofield, Burrows and the money they head into a bar. In that bar is a Indianapolis 500 (with fade no less)

#235 6 years ago

Another episode of the Mentalist. Another pinball machine, this time Patrick is playing it. The blue cabinet with shooting stars, the backglass had planets on it. It looked like the Orbitor 1 back glass was put over top of the regular backglass. A TV prop for sure.

Stern game, might be a modified Flight 2000.

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#236 6 years ago
Quoted from neurokinetik:

Saw a single player EM during Sons of Anarchy Season 7. Episode 6. It was on and lit, but never in focus in any of the shots, so hard to ID.

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There is one in an earlier season of soa too. In the club house but hard to see what it was. At least an EM, white red and blue. If I remember correctly it had a star painted around one of the buttons. When I researched it a bit back when I saw it I remember thinking it could be an Evel Knievel one.

#237 6 years ago

And a jackbot in the movie "yes man":
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#238 6 years ago

Royal Flush - shown prominently in the background of an episode of "Too Close for Comfort". Excuse the crappy pics of the T.V.

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#239 6 years ago

MB and TOM are in the movie Kick Ass 2.

#240 6 years ago

In the movie AMERICAN GRAFITTI member of the car club went to get gas money out of a group of pins at, I think, a soda shop. sorry no pix or vid clip

#241 6 years ago

an episode of malcolm in the middle begins with the boys playing a fighting game at an arcade that has a cactus canyon and i believe gilligans island behind them. both are on free play.

#242 6 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

In the movie AMERICAN GRAFITTI member of the car club went to get gas money out of a group of pins

A few of those pins are historic inaccuracies. They are newer than the setting of the film. Fun movie, a classic none the less. American Graffiti was set in the summer of 1962. It was filmed in 1973 or 1974.

The pins in the arcade are all newer than 1962. Buckaroo 1965; Base Hit 1967; Royal Guard 1968; Wild Wild West 1969; Sky Rocket 1970; and Vampire 1971.

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#243 6 years ago

In the Theory of everything (2014) a Stephen Hawking biopic. Eddie Redmayne (Stephen Hawking) and his friends are mentor are playing pinball in a Pub. The scene is supposed to happen in 1963, before he is diagnosed with ALS.

Which pin is it?

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#244 6 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

In the Theory of everything (2014) a Stephen Hawking biopic. Eddie Redmayne (Stephen Hawking) and his friends are mentor are playing pinball in a Pub. The scene is supposed to happen in 1963, before he is diagnosed with ALS.
Which pin is it?

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1959 Gottlieb Universe. The lit flippers used as ball guides were the clue.

#245 6 years ago

The Ringer has a FishTales, Getaway and a No Fear all in one scene.

#246 6 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

In the Theory of everything (2014) a Stephen Hawking biopic. Eddie Redmayne (Stephen Hawking) and his friends are mentor are playing pinball in a Pub. The scene is supposed to happen in 1963, before he is diagnosed with ALS.
Which pin is it?

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Top pic makes it evident why there is a beer seal (or maybe a bear seal...huh) on pinball machines.

#247 6 years ago

In the movie Angels from Hell there are pinball sounds in the club bar. Watch out the Mad Caps will get ya>>>>

#248 6 years ago

This showed up in The Mentalist (season 7, episode 11):

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The machine was actually in the scene for several minutes.

#249 6 years ago

Chuck, S5E02. There's a Getaway in Castle. I knew there was a reason I was binge watching this show.

#250 6 years ago

Bow And Arrow was in the movie The Book Of Eli

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