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

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#4101 1 year ago

Some MM and AFM love in the Last of Us tonight!

#4102 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinpals:

Some MM and AFM love in the Last of Us tonight!

Beat me to it!
Those machines looked way too clean!

#4103 1 year ago

Also some WWFRR love tonight.

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#4104 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinpals:

Some MM and AFM love in the Last of Us tonight!

Quoted from ThatGuyBo:

Beat me to it!
Those machines looked way too clean!

Pics or it doesn’t count lol. Here are some shots from The Last of Us episode 7 tonight

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#4105 1 year ago

awesome show, now gotta go watch, lol !

Quoted from EaglePin:

Pics or it doesn’t count lol. Here are some shots from The Last of Us episode 7 tonight
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#4106 1 year ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Pics or it doesn’t count lol. Here are some shots from The Last of Us episode 7 tonight
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Surf'n Safari, Attack From Mars, Medieval Madness, and Genie.

It's an anachronism though, because the DMD on Attack From Mars is the large size from the CGC remake. Also the games are color-bombed with LEDs, and the story is that the outbreak happened in 2003, long-before people were color-bombing games. Bunch of the retro games have LCD screens too.

Immersion ruined.

#4107 1 year ago
Quoted from roffels:

Surf'n Safari, Attack From Mars, Medieval Madness, and Genie.
It's an anachronism though, because the DMD on Attack From Mars is the large size from the CGC remake. Also the games are color-bombed with LEDs, and the story is that the outbreak happened in 2003, long-before people were color-bombing games. Bunch of the retro games have LCD screens too.
Immersion ruined.

Funny thing is I noticed the same thing when I was watching it, to anybody else but us pinheads they wouldn’t even notice the difference. I even think one of the non dmd gams had colored score displays whichever game that was

#4108 1 year ago
Quoted from roffels:

Surf'n Safari, Attack From Mars, Medieval Madness, and Genie.

Looks like a Night Rider EM next to the Genie.

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#4109 1 year ago

The cabinet on Genie isn’t correct.

#4110 1 year ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

The cabinet on Genie isn’t correct.

Really weird. The side looks right, but the front is wrong. Looked through a load of Gottlieb widebodies on IPDB but not finding any match. Rocky has a star in that spot, but it's not really that close.

#4111 1 year ago

Unless they produced multiple versions. I couldn’t find that front on any other Genie pic. Mine didn’t look like that. Mine looked like this one. Although this one looks repainted without the spatter effect.

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#4112 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

Looks like a Night Rider EM next to the Genie.
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I thought I spotted that one as well - it was from a bad angle. Didn't rewatch the episode yet.
I knew someone would post these quickly.

#4113 1 year ago

Newish documentary about two vulcanologists called “Fire of Love”. Obviously showed a Volcano pinball. I didn’t get a picture as I was sure someone else had noted it already. But then I checked the key posts…

#4114 1 year ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

Unless they produced multiple versions. I couldn’t find that front on any other Genie pic. Mine didn’t look like that. Mine looked like this one. Although this one looks repainted without the spatter effect.
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Front of mine.

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#4115 1 year ago

National Geographic "Fire of Love"(2022) about a couple of volcano researchers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, and their love for volcanoes and each other.
Volcano pinball machine in at about 58 minutes in the movie. The husband playing it. Both died in a volcano explosion doing what they loved. No idea where the Volcano pinball machine went.

Quoted from paynemic:

Newish documentary about two vulcanologists called “Fire of Love”. Obviously showed a Volcano pinball. I didn’t get a picture as I was sure someone else had noted it already. But then I checked the key posts…

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#4117 1 year ago

1971 Williams Zodiac machine. Already posted here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/56#post-6172226

Reminder to all: Best to check the top of the post thread to see if the machine and movie/show is already listed or not. Thanks!

Quoted from Rolls-Royce:

"Harley Davidson & the Marlboro Man(1991)" [Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson]
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#4118 1 year ago

Law & Order: Organized Crime, S03E05 "Behind Blue Eyes" (& 06 "Blaze of Glory")

A rethemed pin, entitled ALIEN ENCOUNTERS

Anybody recognize what it's a retheme of? Not a great angle... Episode 6 was worse...

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS maybe? Cab doesn't look like pictures I've found, though...

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#4119 1 year ago

Better shot of the ALIEN ENCOUNTERS cabinet, at least, ep 6

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#4120 1 year ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS maybe? Cab doesn't look like pictures I've found, though...

Cab is redone for sure. The two pops and a white standup sure look to match Close Encounters to me though.

#4121 1 year ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

Anybody recognize what it's a retheme of?

Has a Gottlieb sticker on the coin door. 6-digit Futaba score displays, so that narrows it down to System 1 or 80. There is no 4-digit credit display in the back box? Single flipper button.

Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Cab is redone for sure. The two pops and a white standup sure look to match Close Encounters to me though.

yes... Close Encounters seems to match very well. Pop bumpers in correct position as you noted. Also, the apron is white, the same dark yellow frame on the back box, and the score displays are in the correct positions... all point to Close Encounters.

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/close-encounters-of-the-third-kind

#4122 1 year ago

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) 1974
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071141

Williams Smart Set (1969)
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2215

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#4123 1 year ago

Big Deal On Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti) 1958.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052216/

Unknown game.

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#4124 1 year ago

Tonight's Alaska Daily S01 E07 had a 1970 Williams Strike Zone EM in the bar...
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#4126 12 months ago

From Discovery+ streaming show
Oddities : San Francisco S1 E6.
A show spout people and the weird things they collect.
This is of course Capt Fan and Buckaroo.
The thing they were after though was a cows cojoined twin calf with extra legs growing out of its shoulders.

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One of the hoss is dressed like Mortica Addams and is called Wednesday.

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#4127 12 months ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

30 Rock season 6 ep 8 Leap Day. There's a Star Wars Trilogy

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30 Rock - there is also a game in S7E11

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#4128 12 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

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Also this amusing pinball reference where head writer Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is trying to build up the lead editor Ritchie (Paul Giamatti) and make him sound cool to the eavesdropping assistant editor.

This joke hit a little too close to home since I drive a Tercel, have a real pinball machine, and have been to Canada. LOL

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#4129 12 months ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

I can't deliver pictures for this but I can tell everyone who is interested that Pinball-machines can be seen in these 2 american movies from 1979-1980.
In XANADU there is a scene where someone plays I think a Gottlieb Single-Player, then 'all of a sudden' the scenery changes to somewhat that is supposed to be a gigantic playfield. Gene Kelly kicks a giant Pop-Bumper and flowers burst out or something else.
In ROADIE there is a scene in a laundry-shop or a 7/11 where a ROYAL FLUSH and/or a FREEDOM can be seen.
It's 30 or more years since I saw these movies so please excuse me.

Here's the machine in Xanadu.

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#4130 12 months ago

From the trailer of an upcoming movie called Beautiful Disaster.

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#4131 12 months ago
Quoted from Gemini:

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?

Slightly higher quality screen caps of the same thing plus one more...

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#4132 12 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Movie:
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Here's what you find when you remove the slip jacket from the Blu Ray:
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#4133 12 months ago