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

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#4351 6 months ago

“The Morning Show” on Apple TV (credit to my wife for alerting me to this one). Season 3, Episode 4

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#4352 6 months ago

What’s this game I saw on Family Guy???

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#4353 6 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Pinball in Antique Archaeology, as seen on the American Pickers TV show:
1935 Bally Golden Harvest
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Do you know what episode this was? The name of the episode or the season?

#4354 6 months ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Do you know what episode this was? The name of the episode or the season?

I think it may be "Megs Wedding from season 19.

Here's a picture from that episode from IMDB:
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#4355 6 months ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

I think it may be "Megs Wedding from season 19.
Here's a picture from that episode from IMDB:
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I meant the american pickers one.

#4356 6 months ago

Ghost Lab - S01E03 - Smell Of Fear

This one is easy.

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#4357 6 months ago
Quoted from Oneironaut:

Ghost Lab - S01E03 - Smell Of Fear
This one is easy.
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Lethal Weapon 3

#4358 6 months ago

Christopher Lee was in the movie to my surprise.

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#4359 6 months ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:Bob's Burgers Season 7 Episode 12:
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Not real pins, but two pinballs in a chocolate factory office ("Rock Star" and "Raceway").

Got a couple more screen shots from the episode:
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#4360 6 months ago

Can't identify this one, but it's from "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950):

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#4361 6 months ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Can't identify this one, but it's from "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950):
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Follies of 1940 (Genco, 1939). Previously posted but not ID'd.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=911 (game does not appear in the Pinside database.)

#4362 6 months ago

American Ninja 2 (1987)
Far Out (1974)

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#4363 6 months ago

A couple I saw in related movies:

The first comes from the Death of Centerfold:The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981). A Night Rider on the cafe that Jamie Lee Curtis is working at.

Second comes from Star 80 (1983) at the Playboy Mansion, Eric Roberts playing a Bally's Strikes and Spares, Black Knight on the background. The one on the foreground is a Tri-Zone. Not sure the one next to Black Knight.

Watched these last year in part because of Peter Bogdanovich's death and in part because Jamie Lee Curtis' Oscar win.
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#4364 6 months ago

I've since sold them but you can see two of my old pinball machines in the background if you don't blink during Transformers 4.

It's during the scenes inside Mark Whalberg's barn. My Firepower and a gutted Laser Cue cabinet I owned can be briefly seen.

I got to visit the set when nobody important was there and stood in front of the Einstein poster you see in the film. A friend of mine knew one of the guys that did set dressing for Michael Bay so they set it all up.

A couple of photos I took of my TV while watching the Blu-ray are below. One paused screen from the film and another from the 'making of' showing the director in front of them. As I mentioned I didn't get to meet anyone famous out of the deal.

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#4365 6 months ago

American Pickers Season 23 episode 1

1976 Bally Slap Stick

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#4366 6 months ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Do you know what episode this was? The name of the episode or the season?

It appears they have had multiple pinballs through the years. I was looking and found the one above...and then several others.
I will try to find it.

#4367 6 months ago
Quoted from SonicZone:

Follies of 1940 (Genco, 1939). Previously posted but not ID'd.
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=911 (game does not appear in the Pinside database.)

Thanks for identifying it for me.

#4368 6 months ago
Quoted from Snickers45:

Second comes from Star 80 (1983) at the Playboy Mansion, Eric Roberts playing a Bally's Strikes and Spares, Black Knight on the background. The one on the foreground is a Tri-Zone. Not sure the one next to Black Knight.

#skipper (Gottlieb, 1969).

#4369 6 months ago

Space Invaders pin in "The Marvels"

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#4370 5 months ago

Generation Hustle S01E04

Opening scene starts with about 20 seconds of a guy playing Attack from Mars with some close-ups on the gameplay. This was an HBO documentary series that was dropped from HBO Max when it downgraded to Max. I don't think it's available streaming anywhere else. I caught it as part of Alaska airlines in-flight entertainment.

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#4371 5 months ago

Skylab spotted on "Old Dads" on Netflix with Bill Burr!

Also, love the mention of "...and pick up a Boyz to Men pinball machine on Ebay. People say it's impossible, well f##$ those people because I'm doing it."

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#4372 5 months ago

Modesty Blaise (1966):

Williams Space ship (1961):
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Unidentified pin:
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#4373 5 months ago

Corral (Gottlieb, 1961)

#4374 5 months ago
Quoted from sunnRAT:

Corral (Gottlieb, 1961)

Thanks!
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#4375 5 months ago

Elvira... not her pinball machine... her movie, Mistress of the Dark (1988). There are at least two games in the bowling alley. Not sure which ones?

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#4376 5 months ago
Quoted from AlexRogan84:

Elvira... not her pinball machine... her movie, Mistress of the Dark (1988). There are at least two games in the bowling alley. Not sure which ones?[quoted image][quoted image]

The one with the red and white stripes is a Bally Circus (1973).
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#4377 5 months ago

The other one looks like a 1974 Bally Amigo.

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#4378 5 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

The other one looks like a 1974 Bally Amigo.
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Dang! You got that from that blurry image?!? Good job!

#4379 5 months ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Dang! You got that from that blurry image?!? Good job!

Wow, no kidding. Nicely done to both of you for figuring those two games out.

#4380 5 months ago
Quoted from northvibe:

On a new Hallmark xmas movie there was a pinball at the office....dang it. I'll have to scour through and find it.......

I JUST SAW IT AGAIN. I'll find the name.....

#4381 5 months ago
Quoted from PinballPunk:

Couldn’t snag a better pic.. Machine in the background of the starting credits.. Kingpin (1996)[quoted image][quoted image]

I'm coming back to two posts by Spraynard (8 years ago) and PinballPunk (3 years ago) to complete the pinball machine identifications.

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Behind Woody Harrelson, alongside the aforementioned Wizard! (Bally), we find a Ro Go (Bally) and a Nip-It (Bally), as can be seen on the enlargements.

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At the back of the room, behind Bill Murray and Woody Harrelson, there's a Pennant Baseball (Williams) (batgame) and, behind him, a Lady Robin Hood (Gottlieb).

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An Eight Ball Deluxe Limited Edition (Bally) can be seen next to Randy Quaid.

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