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


By Jackontherocks

8 years ago



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#2451 23 days ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

I'm a big fan of 70s Italian crime flicks. Watching one called Mad Dog Killer from 1977. What are the two pins in the background?[quoted image]

Sky Jump (Gottlieb 74) on the left.
Still working on the other. Possibly a pitch & bat?

#2452 23 days ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

I'm a big fan of 70s Italian crime flicks. Watching one called Mad Dog Killer from 1977. What are the two pins in the background?[quoted image]

Got it! Hayburners II (Williams 68).

#2453 22 days ago

Well done!

#2454 22 days ago

Grazie! Anche Io sono un tifoso de la cinema Italiana (ma preferesco i gialli).

#2455 22 days ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Grazie! Anche Io sono un tifoso de la cinema Italiana (ma preferesco i gialli).

fantastico! mi piacciono anche quelli gialli

il flipper appare nella maggior parte dei film. Soprattutto i film di Lenzi.

#2456 22 days ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

fantastico! mi piacciono anche quelli gialli
il flipper appare nella maggior parte dei film. Soprattutto i film di Lenzi.

Bravo Lenzi. Mi piacciano di piu i filmi di Mario Bava e Dario Argento. Mi ho imparrato Italiano per guardare senza subtitoli.

#2457 22 days ago

WKRP, no idea what machines, just loved the show.

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#2458 22 days ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

WKRP, no idea what machines, just loved the show.
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Lucky Seven (Williams, 1978), Pinball Pool (Gottlieb, 1979) in the background.

Probably my favorite '70s sitcom!

#2459 22 days ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

WKRP, no idea what machines, just loved the show.
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Quoted from SonicZone:

Lucky Seven (Williams, 1978), Pinball Pool (Gottlieb, 1979) in the background.
Probably my favorite '70s sitcom!

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now the question is is it a EM or a SS?

#2460 21 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Picture of Lucky Seven cabinet for reference:[quoted image]
now the question is is it a EM or a SS?

my gyess is SS only 67 EMs were made

#2461 21 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Picture of Lucky Seven cabinet for reference:[quoted image]
now the question is is it a EM or a SS?

As I recall the episode doesn't show the backbox at all, only the cabinet left side.

#2462 21 days ago

Team Fortress 2

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#2463 21 days ago
Quoted from Hammer3246:

WKRP, no idea what machines, just loved the show.
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What episode was this?

#2464 20 days ago

In the 1976 movie Marathon Man, starring Dustin Hoffman, about 30 minutes in a guy is playing a pinball machine in a drug store. The first shot is of the playfield showing him playing what is clearly a Bally Bow and Arrow. They then cut up to the backbox which is a Gottlieb Polo. That's really a strange mix of machine and manufacturer to put together in the movie.

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#2465 20 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

What episode was this?

Mike Fright, Season 2 episode 7

#2466 19 days ago

The Hard Way 1991

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#2467 19 days ago
Quoted from FlipperMagician:

The Hard Way 1991
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What are they bullshitting over? Turn around and play some pinball!

#2468 19 days ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

What are they bullshitting over? Turn around and play some pinball!

Srsly. That’s an awesome lineup.

#2469 19 days ago

Date Night | Hit and Run pitch & bat.

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Also, I don't think that is a Tornado foosball table (the best, IMO), but definitely the style I grew up on with a single goalie and elevated corners (they also had glass playfields). I hate the newer tables with flat goalies and 3 men on the back bar, but since I'm only a fraction of the player I was in my youth, it probably doesn't really matter. Oh, and not sure how they keep score on that one - why would the remove the counters?

Added 18 days ago:

Sorry for this one, but somehow I overlooked it when checking the index. My apologies to THEHUEMANATEE who originally posted it 6 months ago.

#2470 18 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Date Night | Hit and Run pitch & bat.
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Also, I don't think that is a Tornado foosball table (the best, IMO), but definitely the style I grew up on with a single goalie and elevated corners (they also had glass playfields). I hate the newer tables with flat goalies and 3 men on the back bar, but since I'm only a fraction of the player I was in my youth, it probably doesn't really matter. Oh, and not sure how they keep score on that one - why would the remove the counters?

Date Night's already in the index.

#2471 18 days ago
Quoted from MrArt2u:

And a bonus Meteor too.
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I hadn't caught that post before, but that same Meteor was in an episode of Dream Corp. LLC
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/49#post-5930612

#2472 18 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Date Night's already in the index.

Dang, I missed it somehow, and thanks for bringing it to my attention. I hate it when people post ones that are already indexed, and now I'm guilty of it. I promised I looked beforehand (always the first thing I do before I post here), and quite frankly was a little surprised when I didn't see it. I amended my original post noting that it had already been reported.

#2473 18 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Dang, I missed it somehow, and thanks for bringing it to my attention. I hate it when people post ones that are already indexed, and now I'm guilty of it. I promised I looked beforehand (always the first thing I do before I post here), and quite frankly was a little surprised when I didn't see it. I amended my original post noting that it had already been reported.

No biggie. I just didn't want you to think you were being ignored.

#2474 18 days ago

If anyone has some time to kill and a keen eye to go with their 80s pinball knowledge, there must be something like eight pins in the arcade in the first episode of Halt and Catch Fire, currently available on Netflix.

They're in the background and blurry, though. I'm pretty sure one is a Silverball Mania. I could noodle out more, probably, but someone with instant recognition of that era's games could do it faster.

There are two scenes in the arcade to work with, so that should help. Another one I recognized was Eight Ball Deluxe.

#2475 17 days ago

Children of the Corn, kid has a dagger stashed under Medusa.....

#2476 17 days ago

I didn't see this posted. In the last several episodes of "Impractical Jokers Dinner Show," they are showing what is apparently Q's collection. Which isn't bad... Looks to be Iron Maiden, Twilight Zone and Batman 66.

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#2477 17 days ago

Miz & Mrs. S-2 E-7, a Guns and Roses.
She tells Mike she sold his machine that he's had for 10 years for $50.
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#2478 16 days ago
Quoted from setzkor:

"Impractical Jokers Dinner Show," they are showing what is apparently Q's collection.

Brian Quinn is quite the pinball enthusiast.
He makes up half of the dynamic duo
the Pinball Twinz
along with Bryan Johnson
(of Comic book men and Tell 'em Steve-Dave podcast fame).

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#2479 16 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Brian Quinn is quite the pinball enthusiast.
He makes up half of the dynamic duo
the Pinball Twinz
along with Bryan Johnson
(of Comic book men and Tell 'em Steve-Dave podcast fame).[quoted image]

Cool, I didn't know that. In which case, those 3 may not be his full collection I do see a video with him in front of Ghostbusters elsewhere on the net. It's odd that the first half of the season of the Dinner Date shows didn't have him eating in front of the machines. Maybe Mrs. Kallabash told him to show off his pinball swag.

#2480 14 days ago

The next episode of Jack and Ozzy Show on AXS TV....commercial

Looks like he might be playing Shrek? What are the games?

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#2481 14 days ago

Seen a few pins on 'Good Burger' on mini golf scene (kids fav movie) And kids started watching 'Malcolm in the middle' and there is a few pins in a couple episodes when they are at the arcade.

#2482 14 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

The next episode of Jack and Ozzy Show on AXS TV....commercial
Looks like he might be playing Shrek? What are the games?
[quoted image]

The blue one in the foreground is Junk Yard.

#2483 13 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

The next episode of Jack and Ozzy Show on AXS TV....commercial
Looks like he might be playing Shrek? What are the games?
[quoted image]

Far left looks like Family Guy

#2484 13 days ago

Why would you have Shrek AND Family Guy when it's literally the same game just reskinned...?

#2485 13 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Why would you have Shrek AND Family Guy when it's literally the same game just reskinned...?

Theme draws people in. A non pinhead wouldn't even realize they're the same.

The Orange on the head and big yellow blob in the middle makes me 95% sure it's a Family Guy.

#2486 13 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Why would you have Shrek AND Family Guy when it's literally the same game just reskinned...?

Why would you bite the head off a bat?

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#2487 11 days ago

American Pickers The lost tapes, part 1.

Mike and Frank's first pick. Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a Bobby Orr Power Play

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#2488 11 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

American Pickers The lost tapes, part 1.
Mike and Frank's first pick. Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a Bobby Orr Power Play
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Same episode. Bally Playboy

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#2489 9 days ago

I found this at random on the ol' interweb:

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#2490 8 days ago

My wife wanted to watch 1 of her favorite movies as a little girl "Savanah Smiles" 1982 so we found it on Amazon Prime & spotted a KISS machine.

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#2491 8 days ago

Mick Jagger video, God Gave Me Everything. 2001

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#2492 8 days ago

Rudy Giuliani is getting to work on Bride of Pinbot!

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#2493 7 days ago

1975 Gottlieb "Top Score" in the 1985 movie "Desperately Seeking Susan". Madonna getting banged on the machine in 2nd pic. Tilt!

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#2494 7 days ago

Secondhand Lions (2003)

#2495 7 days ago

One Dark Night (1983)

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#2496 7 days ago

Columbo Bally Monte Carlo

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#2497 7 days ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

One Dark Night (1983)
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On that last photo I see:

Space Mission
Vulcan
?
Stern Stars
Strikes N' Spares
?
Card Whiz?

#2498 7 days ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Vulcan
?
Stern Stars

Looks like a import pin
Playmatic Speakeasy

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#2499 6 days ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

On that last photo I see:
Strikes N' Spares
?

Bally Nitro Groundshaker? Not 100% sure though.

Edit: Nope, its not Nitro. Heres another screenshot.

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#2500 6 days ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

Bally Nitro Groundshaker? Not 100% sure though.
Edit: Nope, its not Nitro. Heres another screenshot. [quoted image]

Could it be Aladdin’s Castle?

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