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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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#2551 1 year ago
Quoted from Bonk:

Looks like a re-themed Stellar Wars.
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Good call!

#2552 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

I did find another shot of the cabinet:[quoted image]

Brightened up the shot...

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#2553 1 year ago
Quoted from Bonk:

Looks like a re-themed Stellar Wars.
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I'd say you nailed it. The white/red stripe at bottom is the same, all of the inserts align, and the center target bank is in the same exact position.

#2554 1 year ago

If its a retheme just to be used as a prop in this movie, they really knew what they were doing

#2555 1 year ago

Yep, stellar wars, I thought it was black hole, from the legs, you could tell it was a wide body

#2556 1 year ago

From the movie Home Alone, a 1966 Williams Full House (great tie-in with the movie, by the way).

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#2557 1 year ago

Tonight's SNL (S46 Ep9) had a sketch, "Christmas Morning" with an Olympic Hockey, backglass re-themed to Ultimate Flipper Hockey.

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#2558 1 year ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Tonight's SNL (S46 Ep9) had a sketch, "Christmas Morning" with an Olympic Hockey, backglass re-themed to Ultimate Flipper Hockey.[quoted image]

This same barely-rethemed pin was used in an SNL sketch when Will Ferrell hosted a couple years ago that's also in the index here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/41#post-5609937

#2559 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

This same barely-rethemed pin was used in an SNL sketch when Will Ferrell hosted a couple years ago that's also in the index here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/41#post-5609937

Heh cool, poor thing must be just put away in storage, never getting used...

#2560 1 year ago

Just to put this out on SNL in the first and second season (as I am watching them again) A what looks like a baseball pin is shown quickly when the credits begin. This has been talked about before right?

#2561 1 year ago
Quoted from Bonk:

Looks like a re-themed Stellar Wars.
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Good eye!

The scene from inside the cab def looks like a wide body.

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#2562 1 year ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Good eye!
The scene from inside the cab def looks like a wide body.
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Yeah, but now I need to find a new hiding place for all of my gold bars.

#2563 1 year ago
Quoted from mbeardsley:Yeah, but now I need to find a new hiding place for all of my gold bars.

How about in the back of three vintage Fiat 500s? Fiats.gif

#2564 1 year ago

Christmas Story

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#2565 1 year ago

Unidentified pin in Mystic Pizza?

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#2566 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Unidentified pin in Mystic Pizza?
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Not a pin. It's a Williams Strike Zone Shuffle Bowl.pasted_image (resized).pngpasted_image (resized).png

#2567 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

How about in the back of three vintage Fiat 500s? [quoted image]

Those look more like Mini's.

#2568 1 year ago

Last night on Entertainment Tonight they were interviewing one of the Back Street Boys, talking about him and his wife’s 20th Anniversary and there was a nice looking Elvis pin in the background. I wish they would’ve shown him playing it. The interview would have been more interesting with some Elvis pin action.

#2569 1 year ago
Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

Last night on Entertainment Tonight they were interviewing one of the Back Street Boys, talking about him and his wife’s 20th Anniversary and there was a nice looking Elvis pin in the background. I wish they would’ve shown him playing it. The interview would have been more interesting with some Elvis pin action.

I noticed it during their performance in the “Stay Home Concert” special televised in April. It was Brian Littrell, yes?

#2570 1 year ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

I noticed it during their performance in the “Stay Home Concert” special televised in April. It was Brian Littrell, yes?

I don’t recall his name because I was never a Back Street Boys fan.

#2571 1 year ago

Watching old 1982 episodes of The Price is Right on Pluto TV. In the showcase showdown one of the prizes is a Gottlieb Volcano. Yes, the girl won the showcase and pinball.

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#2572 1 year ago

Not a movie or or tv show but a Kia commercial.

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#2573 1 year ago

1971 Gottlieb Sheriff seen about 50 minutes into the 1979 movie "The Electric Horseman" with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

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#2574 1 year ago

I don't think it's been mentioned and it's a favorite of mine from 1967. Two For The Road with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. That sure looks like a Kings and Queens behind the Frenchman Barkeep. Fits with the timeline. I don't recognize the cab for the other EM.

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#2575 1 year ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Watching old 1982 episodes of The Price is Right on Pluto TV. In the showcase showdown one of the prizes is a Gottlieb Volcano. Yes, the girl won the showcase and pinball.[quoted image]

Now you only need to track it down from a 39 year old program and buy it.

#2576 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Now you only need to track it down from a 39 year old program and buy it.

Haha! Several days later they had another Gottlieb Volcano in a showcase showdown. They must have been desperate to sell those things by any means necessary. So far those were the only 2 pinball machines I've seen on TPIR and both were a GTB Volcano.

#2577 1 year ago

Best picture of 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives. They must be flipperless machines. Apparently two are Hi Hats in different locations. Can't make out the other over Homer Parrish's shoulder. Edit:FTA The Hi-Hat is a 1941 Genco machine.

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#2578 1 year ago
Quoted from Blutarsky:

I don't think it's been mentioned and it's a favorite of mine from 1967. Two For The Road with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. That sure looks like a Kings and Queens behind the Frenchman Barkeep. Fits with the timeline. I don't recognize the cab for the other EM.
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Whoops...wrong button.

#2579 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Not a movie or or tv show but a Kia commercial.
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Approx what year was this commercial?

#2580 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Not a movie or or tv show but a Kia commercial.
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Bally Expressway (1971) with added backbox lighting.

#2581 1 year ago
Quoted from Blutarsky:

Best picture of 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives. They must be flipperless machines. Apparently two are Hi Hats in different locations. Can't make out the other over Homer Parrish's shoulder. Edit:FTA The Hi-Hat is a 1941 Genco machine.
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Genco Big Town (1940).

#2582 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Approx what year was this commercial?

The kia’s they were showing were modern and up to date. The commercial was on a couple days ago. Pinball 8 seconds in.

#2583 1 year ago

So is that a real title or something customized for the commercial?

#2584 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:So is that a real title or something customized for the commercial?

Quoted from TopMoose:

Bally Expressway (1971) with added backbox lighting.

#2585 1 year ago

I'm an idiot (let's see how many upvotes that comment gets)

#2586 1 year ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Genco Big Town (1940).

I'm thinking not a lot of EMs were made during WWII. Hence '40/'41 Gencos were pretty current in '46. Thx for the Big Town info.

#2587 1 year ago

Was watching Star Trek TNG last night (S2 ep 12 "The Royale") and the 21st century NASA pilot's remains found were that of Steven Richey, which I thought was pretty cool since Steven Ritchie designed the STTNG Williams pin. Not a pin sighting but still pretty wild coincidence there.

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#2588 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

The kia’s they were showing were modern and up to date. The commercial was on a couple days ago. Pinball 8 seconds in.

It looks to be the 2021 Sorento, so it must be recent.
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...Oops. Sorry. Just saw the title on the video.

#2589 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

It looks to be the 2021 Sorento, so it must be recent.
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...Oops. Sorry. Just saw the title on the video.

Time to join my "idiot" club.

#2590 1 year ago
Quoted from djsoup:

Was watching Star Trek TNG last night (S2 ep 12 "The Royale") and the 21st century NASA pilot's remains found were that of Steven Richey, which I thought was pretty cool since Steven Ritchie designed the STTNG Williams pin. Not a pin sighting but still pretty wild coincidence there.
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Yes, but I'm sure that it really is a coincidence. That episode was aired in March of 1989 (and filmed before that). The STTNG pin was released in late 1993. It's unlikely that the writer of "The Royale" had any idea that SR would eventually be involved with a licensed pin at that point.

#2591 1 year ago

"The Boogens(1981)", Rebecca Balding, Fred McCarren, Anne-Marie Martin(the girl from Sledge Hammer series), Jeff Harlan and John Crawford.

I have no idea what Pinball game is that one but it looks beautiful indeed.

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#2592 1 year ago
Quoted from Rolls-Royce:

"The Boogens(1981)", Rebecca Balding, Fred McCarren, Anne-Marie Martin(the girl from Sledge Hammer series), Jeff Harlan and John Crawford.
I have no idea what Pinball game is that one but it looks beautiful indeed.
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Game Plan Sharp Shooter.

#2593 1 year ago

Kick Ass 2

- Monster Bash
- Theatre of Magic
- Cirqus Voltaire
- Black Rose

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#2594 1 year ago

1987 Williams Fire! In "What's eating Gilbert Grape"

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#2595 1 year ago

WILLIAMS AZTEC in a new documentary from the german rockband BÖHSE ONKELZ "40 Jahre Böhse Onkelz" who celebrate their 40th year right now. As far as I know they are unknown in the USA but they are definitely the most popular band in germany playing stadium-shows for 100.000s of people on a regular basis.

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#2596 1 year ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Haha! Several days later they had another Gottlieb Volcano in a showcase showdown. They must have been desperate to sell those things by any means necessary. So far those were the only 2 pinball machines I've seen on TPIR and both were a GTB Volcano.

My best CL find ever was supposed to be a NIB Whirlwind that the guy's father had won years previously on TPIR, but I noticed the box looked opened on the pic he sent, so I asked for a pic of the game front in the box (which was a Williams WW box), and it turned out to be a Gottlieb Rock! I wonder how that happened. Was the show's crew rotating prize pins through their breakroom? Did someone swap them where he had it stored for 20 years? Or maybe someone was funnin' me, it was a strange non-deal however it happened.

schudel5, if you ever see that WW on a TPIR rerun, I'd love to know about it, just to know someone wasn't trying to make a fool out of me.

Obligatory on-topic material: Came here to post about a dark TAF, barely noticable in a dingy bar on the Sopranos, but I was not the first to spot it.

#2597 1 year ago

Anyone able to identify this pinball from Angel Heart?

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#2598 1 year ago
Quoted from Binkley:

Anyone able to identify this pinball from Angel Heart?
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Bally Silver Sails bingo machine (1962).

#2599 1 year ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Bally Silver Sails bingo machine (1962).

Awesome thanks...and I thought this looked like an anchronism haha (movie is set in ~1955)

I also was curious about this one from Deadly Games / Game Over / many other titles (too dark to really make out the backglass)

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#2600 1 year ago
Quoted from Binkley:

Awesome thanks...and I thought this looked like an anchronism haha (movie is set in ~1955)
I also was curious about this one from Deadly Games / Game Over / many other titles (too dark to really make out the backglass)
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Is this a movie or tv series?

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