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

By Jackontherocks

11 years ago


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#4151 1 year ago

Do porn movies count? There are many.Can we post pics?

#4152 1 year ago

Pin on right definitely says Monster on backglass.

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#4153 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Pin on right definitely says Monster on backglass.
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Pretty sure that's bad retheming for the show, not the actual backglass.

#4154 1 year ago

I noticed a few Kojak posts with pins. Here is Kojak-A long way from Times Square aired on 11/30/75 season 3 episode 12 appears to have two pins, one is Play Ball and other need to figure out. Guys get in fight on them.

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#4155 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

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Quoted from pinball2020:

You guys and girls are really making me watch every single episode of this crap? LOL. The things we do for pinball .
Here is Ghost Wars, Season 1 Episode 4, "The Exorcism of Marcus Moon"
They switched "out of order signs" (EDIT: or as @pinkmonk said - just moved this machine down) and some more details are visible on the machine on the right.
The machine on left has a motorcycle.
The machine on the right is a "Monster Splat" - looks like a retheme.
EDIT: Oh----LOL - PinMonk you were updating your posts while I was watching and adding mine. - Yes, while your town is being annihilated by ghosts it is important to have a good mix of imaginary pinball titles for them to play.
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"Monster" pin is a Williams Time Warp:
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#4156 1 year ago

too many games to name in this movie
Just released
PINBALL: The Man who Saved the Game

It is a cute little movie.
A love story really,
two actually
The love Roger had for the game of pinball
and the love Roger had for Ellen
his future and present wife.
Really well made, the writing, acting and direction were all very good.
Buy the movie online for $10 or rent it.
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#4157 1 year ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

I noticed a few Kojak posts with pins. Here is Kojak-A long way from Times Square aired on 11/30/75 season 3 episode 12 appears to have two pins, one is Play Ball and other need to figure out. Guys get in fight on them.
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Travel Time

#4158 1 year ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Do porn movies count? There are many.Can we post pics?

I put up one but it wasn't made a key Post

#4159 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

There's a couple pins in the bar in a series called Ghost Wars on Netflix

I can’t believe they cancelled that show.

#4160 1 year ago

Figured this had to be mentioned by now in this thread, but search is only showing one other post in a separate thread, from one of my favorite Columbo episodes "The Conspirators", 1978. Now, what game is it?

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#4161 1 year ago
Quoted from Polypin:

Figured this had to be mentioned by now in this thread, but search is only showing one other post in a separate thread, from one of my favorite Columbo episodes "The Conspirators", 1978. Now, what game is it? [quoted image]

Monte Carlo (Bally, 1978)

#4162 1 year ago
Quoted from Polypin:

Figured this had to be mentioned by now in this thread, but search is only showing one other post in a separate thread, from one of my favorite Columbo episodes "The Conspirators", 1978. Now, what game is it? [quoted image]

Use the topic index at the top of any page in this thread, click on keypost summary (which makes the list alphabetical).

Columbo is there, including a couple grabs from this episode.

#4163 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Use the topic index at the top of any page in this thread, click on keypost summary (which makes the list alphabetical).

Or just use the topic specific search box.

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#4164 1 year ago
Quoted from sparky672:

Or just use the topic specific search box.
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Less clean way of doing it. If you use the topic index the shows are grouped together without the clutter of the posts that may not be the one you're looking for. Topic Index is the fastest way to see if a show you're looking for is there, especially if there are a lot of hits like American Pickers, etc, where topic search could be much more cluttered to scan.

Search American Pickers using topic search, then compare that to using the Topic Index, sorted by Keypost summary. Night and day difference in terms of finding whether the episode you're considering adding is already there.

#4165 1 year ago

My wife just texted me this. Yes it's been posted before. I just find it amusing

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#4166 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Use the topic index at the top of any page in this thread, click on keypost summary (which makes the list alphabetical).
Columbo is there, including a couple grabs from this episode.

First, my apologies for an inadequate search. Second, thank you and Sparky for the pro tips on using the forum better.

#4167 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

My wife just texted me this. Yes it's been posted before. I just find it amusing
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Great to see your wife is in on the fun

#4168 1 year ago

Diabolik: Ginko Attacks (2022)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15307230

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#4169 1 year ago

Africa Queen (Europlay, 1977)

Italian 1 player version of Gottlieb's Jungle Princess/Jungle Queen.

#4170 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

I don't think this has been mentioned, but Season 2, Episode nine of Doom Patrol:
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Williams Cyclone, Williams Black Knight 2000, Williams Fun House, Some rethemed gottlieb 2 player EM (Time Crusaders), and a rethemed Bally 4 player EM (The Dawn of Space).

It was originally a Gottlieb Soccer (1975). Here are better pics. The art department working on the show also made decals for the playfield to hide the soccer theme.

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#4171 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballSouthBay:

It was originally a Gottlieb Soccer (1975). Here are better pics. The art department working on the show also made decals for the playfield to hide the soccer theme.

Most of the time re-themed backglasses for movies aren't that great. I actually kinda like this one! Carry that backglass theme to the playfield plastics, lol!

#4172 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballSouthBay:

It was originally a Gottlieb Soccer (1975). Here are better pics. The art department working on the show also made decals for the playfield to hide the soccer theme.
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Wow, that's a pretty heavy retheme just for TV. One of the better ones I've seen. Just completely re-did the backglass.

#4173 1 year ago
Quoted from screaminr:

I put up one but it wasn't made a key Post

Probably too hard.

#4174 1 year ago
Quoted from Aphex:

Police Academy - Williams Triple Strike gets destroyed (can't make out the 2 other pins in the back of the truck)

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#4175 1 year ago

The one being unloaded is a CC / Stern Rawhide. Not sure which.

edit - don't see a Chicago Coin sticker on the door, so probably Stern.

#4176 1 year ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

The one being unloaded is a CC / Stern Rawhide. Not sure which.
edit - don't see a Chicago Coin sticker on the door, so probably Stern.

Thanks! IPDB confirms Stern Rawhide.

#4177 1 year ago

Caught this on The Rookie: Feds S1 E18

I don’t see a title on the backglass and it seems odd to have 5 digit scoring like that (with a real 1’s digit). I suspect that’s a fake backglass, but maybe someone recognizes the cabinet?

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#4178 1 year ago

Bally Expressway.

Edit - almost positive I've seen a Bally Expressway with LED lighting like that on another show. Assuming it's from a prophouse.

Edit 2 - it was a Kia commercial and made this thread.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/52#post-6047627

#4179 1 year ago
Quoted from PSchwisow:

Caught this on The Rookie: Feds S1 E18
I don’t see a title on the backglass and it seems odd to have 5 digit scoring like that (with a real 1’s digit). I suspect that’s a fake backglass, but maybe someone recognizes the cabinet?
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Definitely a Bally Expressway. They really didn't change much. Just covered up the name.
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#4180 1 year ago

What is the purpose of changing backglass for movie/tv show?

#4181 1 year ago
Quoted from Manhattan:

What is the purpose of changing backglass for movie/tv show?

I think it's overkill (especially for companies that are LONG GONE), but basically to eliminate any copyright/trademark issues from manufacturers that may not want their named product featured in a certain show or affiliated with certain storylines (serial killer that's a fan of Stern pinball and has pins in his dungeon, etc). Just avoids any after-shooting headaches and legal issues.

#4182 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

I think it's overkill (especially for companies that are LONG GONE), but basically to eliminate any copyright/trademark issues from manufacturers that may not want their named product featured in a certain show or affiliated with certain storylines (serial killer that's a fan of Stern pinball and has pins in his dungeon, etc). Just avoids any after-shooting headaches and legal issues.

Yes same reason why soda or beer brands bottles or any product with a label or cans tilted sideways where unable to read the label in movies .

#4183 1 year ago