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

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#2801 1 year ago
Quoted from VALIS666:

Amazing story Dennis, thanks. I hope the museum puts it on the floor one day.
So has any collector owned or even seen the giant-sized The Time of Your Life machines?

I've been looking for one for years. Probably all trashed.

#2802 1 year ago

Nightmare City (1980)

The artwork appears to be Jumping Jack or Jack in the Box (Gottlieb 1973), but I didn't know there was a one player version. Was it exclusive for Europe?

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#2803 1 year ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

Nightmare City (1980)
The artwork appears to be Jumping Jack or Jack in the Box (Gottlieb 1973), but I didn't know there was a one player version. Was it exclusive for Europe?
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Spanish manufacturer Maresa made a 1-player version called Jumping Jack.

#2804 1 year ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

The artwork appears to be Jumping Jack or Jack in the Box (Gottlieb 1973), but I didn't know there was a one player version. Was it exclusive for Europe?

Quoted from TopMoose:

Spanish manufacturer Maresa made a 1-player version called Jumping Jack.

Looks like a match to me.

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#2805 1 year ago

Makes sense also because the movie was filmed in Spain.

#2806 1 year ago

Another one from the Route 66 TV series...

"Man Out Of Time" (S3E03 - 10/5/1962): A Flipper Clown (Gottlieb, 1962) in a Chicago-area amusement park arcade (filmed on location).

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#2807 1 year ago

Q: Into The Storm - Episode 1 (2021)

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#2808 1 year ago
Quoted from SonicZone:

In the 1959 Otto Preminger film "Anatomy Of A Murder," there's a powered-off World Champ (Gottlieb, 1957) in the bar Jimmy Stewart's character investigates.
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We can see the same pinball in the movie, but in another place, at 8'30.

(https://flipsetcinema.ch/apparitionsmenu/listefilmmenu/item/191-autopsie-d-un-meurtre)

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#2809 1 year ago

The Final Level: Escaping Rancala on Amazon Prime. A low budget Tron knockoff about getting sucked into a video game. The Arcade from "10 years ago" has a lot of pins in it -including a modern Black Knight Sword of Rage.
Star Wars Episode I
NBA Fast Break
Grand Lizard
Godzilla
Black Knight Sword of Rage (Premium)
Black Knight
Firepower
Twister
and one more on the end I can't quite make out...

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#2810 1 year ago

and one more scene with the "reopened" arcade ten years later with a Dr. Who and another pin that has been painted blue on the side ...

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#2811 1 year ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

The Final Level: Escaping Rancala on Amazon Prime. A low budget Tron knockoff about getting sucked into a video game. The Arcade from "10 years ago" has a lot of pins in it -including a modern Black Knight Sword of Rage.
Star Wars Episode I
NBA Fast Break
Grand Lizard
Godzilla
Black Knight Sword of Rage (Premium)
Black Knight
Firepower
Twister
and one more on the end I can't quite make out...[quoted image][quoted image]

I think that’s a Lost World Jurassic Park, rather than a Godzilla.
The one on the end might be a late 80’s or early 90’s Bally, with speakers at the top of the backbox.

#2812 1 year ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

Nightmare City (1980)
The artwork appears to be Jumping Jack or Jack in the Box (Gottlieb 1973), but I didn't know there was a one player version. Was it exclusive for Europe?
[quoted image]
[quoted image][quoted image]

Quoted from TopMoose:

I think that’s a Lost World Jurassic Park, rather than a Godzilla.
The one on the end might be a late 80’s or early 90’s Bally, with speakers at the top of the backbox.

You are correct. That is a Lost World:
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#2813 1 year ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

I think that’s a Lost World Jurassic Park, rather than a Godzilla.
The one on the end might be a late 80’s or early 90’s Bally, with speakers at the top of the backbox.

You are correct, sir.

#2814 1 year ago
That is a Lost World: pasted_image (resized).png
I also see a Centipede cabinet with Millipede graphics and a 60 in 1 board running.

#2815 1 year ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

I think that’s a Lost World Jurassic Park, rather than a Godzilla.

Yep sure is. I must be thinking Stern's next release in a week or two

#2816 1 year ago

From "House of Games" (1987):
First picture at 11:12
2nd pic at 40:49
Stern "Meteor" and 2 more not ID'd yet.

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#2817 1 year ago
Quoted from DCP:

From "House of Games" (1987):
First picture at 11:12
2nd pic at 40:49
Stern "Meteor" and 2 more not ID'd yet.
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Panthera and Hot Hand. Someone’s loyal to classic Sterns.

#2818 1 year ago

House of Games is fantastic. I need to watch it again.

#2819 1 year ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

House of Games is fantastic. I need to watch it again.

It really is great. I also recommend The Spanish Prisoner - another twisty Mamet con game with a killer cast.

#2820 1 year ago

Mystery game in Justified S05E02. The Wire's Avon Barksdale threatening a pot dealer with a closer shot from a few moments later.

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Usually a lot easier to determine what a game is even after show producers try to obscure things. But the combination of the towel over the backbox in the wide shot and whatever they did to the front of the machine in the closer one have me stumped. Any ideas on what games with yellow cabs would have identifying marks where the coin door should be?

Edit - adding close up from the first image:

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#2821 1 year ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Mystery game in Justified S05E02. The Wire's Avon Barksdale threatening a pot dealer with a closer shot from a few moments later.
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Usually a lot easier to determine what a game is even after show producers try to obscure things. But the combination of the towel over the backbox in the wide shot and whatever they did to the front of the machine in the closer one have me stumped. Any ideas on what games with yellow cabs would have identifying marks where the coin door should be?
Edit - adding close up from the first image:
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Clearly a home pin like fireball.

#2822 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Clearly a home pin like fireball.

Thought it might be, but the cab is too deep to be fireball home edition. Off to check a few others

Edit - looking closer, I think might be it after all. The home fireball has the same two rows of three bolts along the front side.

#2823 1 year ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Thought it might be, but the cab is too deep to be fireball home edition. Off to check a few others

Look at the picture- The 3/6 screws that hold the lockbar are present and shooter rod and start button are in correct spots. Might be an early version but my money is Bally home pin.

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#2824 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Look at the picture- The 3/6 screws that hold the lockbar are present and shooter rod and start button are in correct spots. Might be an early version but my money is Bally home pin.
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Yeah - edited my post earlier. Had briefly looked at the home version before the original post and for some reason the body didn't look as deep. Looked again after your first post and those 3x2 bolts are kinda dead giveaway.

Edit - maybe it's the black/dark parts running up the corners that threw me off. Not sure, but there's no ignoring those bolts.

#2825 1 year ago

Could also be another Bally home edition
Galaxy Ranger.

#2826 1 year ago

"Call My Agent" S03E03
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Can someone help identify the game ?

#2827 1 year ago

Fast Draw (Gottlieb 1975)

#2828 1 year ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Mystery game in Justified S05E02. The Wire's Avon Barksdale threatening a pot dealer with a closer shot from a few moments later.
[quoted image]
Usually a lot easier to determine what a game is even after show producers try to obscure things. But the combination of the towel over the backbox in the wide shot and whatever they did to the front of the machine in the closer one have me stumped. Any ideas on what games with yellow cabs would have identifying marks where the coin door should be?
Edit - adding close up from the first image:
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Dunno. If it's a Fireball homepin, they re-did the backglass. Even though it's blurry, doesn't have any things that seem to line up to fireball home.

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#2829 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Dunno. If it's a Fireball homepin, they re-did the backglass. Even though it's blurry, doesn't have any things that seem to line up to fireball home.[quoted image]

Redoing the backglass is very common.

#2830 1 year ago
Quoted from matiou:

"Call My Agent" S03E03
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Can someone help identify the game ?

Gottlieb Fast Draw, 1975

#2831 1 year ago

I’ve seen a slightly modified Terminator 2 Judgment Day game in The Netflix show Tribes of Europa!

Sorry no pics yet...

#2832 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Redoing the backglass is very common.

I know, but it seems like it wouldn't even be necessary since the scene is very dark and the backglass is mostly covered.

#2833 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

I know, but it seems like it wouldn't even be necessary since the scene is very dark and the backglass is mostly covered.

At this point I assume it's just some POS that a prop house has on offer. Could even be random head on a body. Bolt pattern on the body screams Bally home edition. God knows what they slapped on it for a fake translite. I think I kinda see some dinosaurs/lizards on there? "Ball in play" on the left?

#2834 1 year ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

At this point I assume it's just some POS that a prop house has on offer. Could even be random head on a body. Bolt pattern on the body screams Bally home edition. God knows what they slapped on it for a fake translite. I think I kinda see some dinosaurs/lizards on there? "Ball in play" on the left?

That's exactly what I got from it. Were the home edition backglasses the same dimensions as the full size machines, though?

#2835 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

That's exactly what I got from it. Were the home edition backglasses the same dimensions as the full size machines, though?

No unless you are talking 60s single player and I'd say close.

#2836 1 year ago

Someone working on Justified seems to have liked home edition pins. S05e07 gets us even lower on the totem pole.

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I think Star Explorer would make me long for the days of a Bally home Fireball.

#2837 1 year ago

Re-watched Justified series, last season there is an un-faded Fish Tales in a few eposiodes.

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#2838 1 year ago

Just noticed this writing on the wall at the end of Never Ending Story

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#2839 1 year ago

I was watching "Kirby Buckets" on Disney with my Grand daughter and a re-themed Gorgar "Demolition Dexter" is featured in the "All Hands on Dexter " episode. The guys enter a contest where they need to keep contact with the Pinball as long as they can, and the last one standing wins it. Good episode and a pretty good show!

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#2840 1 year ago

Solar Opposites, season 2, episode 1, has the rare bird of a cartoon pinball being a real title!

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#2841 1 year ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Solar Opposites, season 2, episode 1, has the rare bird of a cartoon pinball being a real title![quoted image]

Actually, you're right: that is rare, and quite funny.

#2842 1 year ago

Rand new show called “The Stand” EP 1

Black rose

EDIT- Whoops, this is the 1994 version not the new series

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#2843 1 year ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Rand new show called “The Stand” EP 1
Black rose
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Can't be that brand new. Posted 3 years ago.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/16#post-3841815

#2844 1 year ago

Justified's season 5 home editionpalooza continues.

Star Explorer makes another appearance in the e13 finale. No longer at random hacker guy's apartment, now it's at in the office at Boyd's bar.
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#2845 1 year ago

Movie IN COLD BLOOD from 1967 starring Dynasty-Star John Forsythe filmed on Location in Kansas City.
A brief glimpse during a fast camera-movement at some machines in a Bus-station with actor Robert Blake.
All of them are at the time relatively new ones from Williams.

From left to right - HOT LINE or BIG STRIKE / PITCH AND BAT or BIG LEAGUE / ALPINE CLUB or SKI CLUB and a FULL HOUSE or TOP HAND.

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#2846 1 year ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

Movie IN COLD BLOOD from 1967 starring Dynasty-Star John Forsythe filmed on Location in Kansas City.
A brief glimpse during a fast camera-movement at some machines in a Bus-station with actor Robert Blake.
All of them are at the time relatively new ones from Williams.
From left to right - HOT LINE or BIG STRIKE / PITCH AND BAT or BIG LEAGUE / ALPINE CLUB or SKI CLUB and a FULL HOUSE or TOP HAND.
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http://www.pingeek.com/film/cold/cold.htm

#2847 1 year ago

Think I found a new one, movie Stripes, couple of pins at least three in the mud wrestling scene but this is one clear shot I could get on one of the pins

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#2848 1 year ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Think I found a new one, movie Stripes, couple of pins at least three in the mud wrestling scene but this is one clear shot I could get on one of the pins
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It's a rare red TRI ZONE Test-Sample.
@ Dennis - I'm not watching the Geek-Page. I bought that dvd recently.

#2849 1 year ago

Just spotted in a snl skit.

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1 week later
#2850 1 year ago

Not very clear, but in 1966 Fugitive Season 3 Episode 30

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