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

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#4451 3 months ago

Here's an obscure one, or maybe not so obscure (I have a feeling this movie is well known or has a cult following and I've just never seen it before). The 10th Victim or La Decima vittima from 1965, a French Italian production. Weirdly avant garde and bizarre. Kinda oozes that mid 60s style. I liked it. But anyway there's one scene that looks to have a Williams woodrail with point lights in it. I'm not sure. Not really familiar with this era at all. Anyone know what game it is?

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#4452 3 months ago

Here's an obscure one, or maybe not so obscure (I have a feeling this movie is well known or has a cult following and I've just never seen it before). The 10th Victim or La Decima vittima from 1965, a French Italian production. Weirdly avant garde and bizarre. Kinda oozes that mid 60s style. I liked it. But anyway there's one scene that looks to have a Williams woodrail with point lights in it. I'm not sure. Not really familiar with this era at all. Anyone know what game it is?

Gtb. Criss Cross.

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#4453 3 months ago
Quoted from Link_Standard:

Here's an obscure one, or maybe not so obscure (I have a feeling this movie is well known or has a cult following and I've just never seen it before). The 10th Victim or La Decima vittima from 1965, a French Italian production. Weirdly avant garde and bizarre. Kinda oozes that mid 60s style. I liked it. But anyway there's one scene that looks to have a Williams woodrail with point lights in it. I'm not sure. Not really familiar with this era at all. Anyone know what game it is?
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Gtb. Criss Cross.

#4454 3 months ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Gtb. Criss Cross.

Cool thanks, that's definitely the one. Had a feeling it wasn't a Williams (the metal legs seemed wrong). Knew it was probably a 50s game though.

#4455 3 months ago

Watches The Abyss for the first time in about a decade, man that movie still holds up well. (The Special Edition of course.)

Saw it mentioned in a few posts put no one put up pics, so I guess I'll officially claim it -- Data East Secret Service, appears several times throughout the movie. One Night is even sitting on top of it in one scene!

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#4457 86 days ago

Just caught a Bally Medusa while watching the post apocalyptic gem America 3000.

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#4458 85 days ago

Elevator to the gallows (1958). Music by Miles Davis.

What game is this ?

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#4459 85 days ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

Elevator to the gallows (1958). Music by Miles Davis.
What game is this ?
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#flag-ship (Gottlieb, 1957).

Only a backglass image in the database, more pics at https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=868.

#4460 85 days ago

Excellent work!

#4461 85 days ago

I'm just amazed at how many pinball machines are in TV shows and movies, even animated. You would honestly think they would be more popular.

#4462 84 days ago

In the new "Family Switch" movie on Netflix...I think I saw a Sharpshooter pin.

#4463 84 days ago
Quoted from mcmnky:

San Quentin (1946) starring Lawrence Tierney and Marian Carr

No good looks at the back box with that pesky coat rack in the way

Chicago Coin, Strat-O-Liner (1940)

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2399&picno=27847

#4464 84 days ago

Family Switch (2023) (Netflix movie) Plot: Freaky Friday at Christmas with entire family swapping bodies. About 3 and a half minutes in, a Sharpshooter pinball machine in Dad's garage.

Quoted from Fast400:

In the new "Family Switch" movie on Netflix...I think I saw a Sharpshooter pin.

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#4465 84 days ago

House of Villains S01E04 (Original release date: 11/02/2023)
NBC/E Reality show where tv/Internet/whoever faux bad guy/girl celebrities (who nobody cares about) are put in a house, do semi-scripted things to each other and get voted off, blah blah.

Jonny Fairplay has two pinball machines in his house. Godzilla and Deadpool. At the bowling alley everyone goes to there are pinball machines in the back. Do not really see them, just Jonny's home machines are shown. On camera he states he loves pinball, bowling and that is his life. He breaks down and cries on the lanes at one point (supposedly).
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#4466 84 days ago

Pinball machines make for great eye and sound candy and have a certain pop culture level of hipness or a cool factor (like if you own one you have money or are cool). That is why they are used in entertainment. For most of the lay public, if you ask them if they want to try a game or play in general it just isn't part of their generation or lifestyle.

Quoted from Oneironaut:

I'm just amazed at how many pinball machines are in TV shows and movies, even animated. You would honestly think they would be more popular.

#4467 83 days ago

They are also great for placing a production in a certain era (assuming they do their homework and get a time appropriate game), a nondescript, generic bar or diner becomes fixed in time with a pinball (or a jukebox, or a payphone, or ....)

Quoted from Oneironaut:

I'm just amazed at how many pinball machines are in TV shows and movies, even animated. You would honestly think they would be more popular.

#4468 82 days ago

Was asked to repost Star 80 separately so that a key post could be made for it.

Star 80 (1983) at the Playboy Mansion, Eric Roberts playing a Bally's Strikes and Spares, Black Knight to the right. The one on the left is a Tri-Zone. Adding two other pictures since doing it again. SonicZone noticed the Skipper (Gottlieb, 1969) next to the Black Knight

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#4469 81 days ago

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Movie (2019)

Saw the post for it previously but no images. Here they are pretty close to the beginning of the movie. Gottlieb Spiderman. First shot blurry, second you can read the machine name on the side on the left. Third shot you can see the machine again on the right.

Quoted from pinwiztom:

Jay and Silent Bob reboot movie, scene in banksy's comic book store at the mall has a GTB Spiderman pinball machine in background of several scenes. Sorry no video or stills available yet.

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#4470 81 days ago

Not sure I have the patience to read through the entire list of machines/Movies...So I will just state I was watching Shutter Island last night and an EM pinball shows up briefly about 3/4 of the way into the movie where the orderlies were hanging out. It was too quick to identify. I am sure someone can identify it if it hasn't been listed yet.

#4471 81 days ago
Quoted from Jesterfunhouse:

Not sure I have the patience to read through the entire list of machines/Movies...So I will just state I was watching Shutter Island last night and an EM pinball shows up briefly about 3/4 of the way into the movie where the orderlies were hanging out. It was too quick to identify. I am sure someone can identify it if it hasn't been listed yet.

1. Use Topic Index/Key Posts at the top of every page
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2. Use Search at the top of every page

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#4472 81 days ago

I was channel surfing last night and flipped by Price is Right and they had a machine in one of the showcases. It went by so fast that I couldn't tell what it was but seemed to have score reels but not the James Bond style. Did any body catch that?

#4473 81 days ago

Hair Brained (2013)

Was watching this, saw the pins and searched Pinside forum. Saw the post but no pictures. Here we go.
About 22-23 minutes in:

From left to right:

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Gottlieb Paradise Pinball (figured it out with the hula girl on the right in the third picture) Thank you, mricks1960, for finding it as well at the same time I did and posting in the thread.
Fish Tales

Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Only twice before!
Watched a movie this morning on Netflix, "Hair Brained." Two pins, including a Fish Tales with nice dubbed-in bell sounds!

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#4474 81 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

I was channel surfing last night and flipped by Price is Right and they had a machine in one of the showcases. It went by so fast that I couldn't tell what it was but seemed to have score reels but not the James Bond style. Did any body catch that?

There have been multiple Price is Right episodes posted (see Topic Index / Key Posts). Did you look at info on TV to see which episode it was?

#4475 81 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

There have been multiple Price is Right episodes posted (see Topic Index / Key Posts). Did you look at info on TV to see which episode it was?

It was last night and I assumed it might have been a new episode.

After endless commercials online, I found it.

It's actually what I thought it was. A fake virtual table for fake pinballers on the fake Price is Right.

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#4476 81 days ago

Saw a Three Stooges last night where the pinball machine had a mallet topper that would swing down and hit the player in the head. That was pretty cool.

This thread has barely scratched the surface of what I've been seeing. But no longer can record them, so it's hard to get any captures.

#4477 81 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

It's actually what I thought it was. A fake virtual table for fake pinballers on the fake Price is Right.

The machine is not the only fakery in that screenshot.

#4478 81 days ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Hair Brained (2013)
Was watching this, saw the pins and searched Pinside forum. Saw the post but no pictures. Here we go. Can someone help me with the middle machine? Just got a shot of it in picture one and part of it in picture three.
About 22-23 minutes in:
From left to right:
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Second machine - can't figure it out. 2 Player Hawaiian/Topical theme with man with safari hat in middle.
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I believe that’s a 1965 GTB Paradise. Dancing hula girl in the middle.

#4479 81 days ago

There is another thread for the Stooges in case you haven't seen it There is an elusive machine in the first picture of the thread and for years people have been trying to identify it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/help-needed-identifying-a-pinball-machine-from-a-1941-three-stooges-short-film

Quoted from o-din:

Saw a Three Stooges last night where the pinball machine had a mallet topper that would swing down and hit the player in the head. That was pretty cool.
This thread has barely scratched the surface of what I've been seeing. But no longer can record them, so it's hard to get any captures.

#4480 81 days ago

Great minds think alike, mricks1960! As you were posting this (thank you very much) I had found flyers and found it as well.

Quoted from mricks1960:

I believe that’s a 1965 GTB Paradise. Dancing hula girl in the middle.

#4481 81 days ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Great minds think alike, mricks1960! As you were posting this (thank you very much) I had found flyers and found it as well.

Good deal! I kind of cheated, I have the AAB version, Pleasure Isle. They are both very cool looking and great players.

#4482 81 days ago

Ah, very cool. I added you in the body of the key post for your help. This thread wouldn't be the success it is without everybody helping find things, having machines in their collections, flyers, etc.
Also, yes, they look very cool .

Quoted from mricks1960:

Good deal! I kind of cheated, I have the AAB version, Pleasure Isle. They are both very cool looking and great players.

#4483 81 days ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Ah, very cool. I added you in the body of the key post for your help. This thread wouldn't be the success it is without everybody helping find things, having machines in their collections, flyers, etc.
Also, yes, they look very cool .

Thank you for doing that. You’re right, it does take everybody to make it work, nothing gets by this bunch! Yes, it definitely gets everyone’s attention when they come to the house.

#4484 80 days ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

There is another thread for the Stooges in case you haven't seen it There is an elusive machine in the first picture of the thread and for years people have been trying to identify it.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/help-needed-identifying-a-pinball-machine-from-a-1941-three-stooges-short-film

It was identified in another thread as a 1939 Bally Gold Medal game.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/anybody-recognize-this-machine

#4485 80 days ago

Here’s a link to the episode

Quoted from o-din:

Saw a Three Stooges last night where the pinball machine had a mallet topper that would swing down and hit the player in the head. That was pretty cool.
This thread has barely scratched the surface of what I've been seeing. But no longer can record them, so it's hard to get any captures.

#4486 80 days ago

Thanks, RyanStl but it was already posted 4 years ago.

Please use the simple and quick search feature of the key posts above and it can save time . You can search on "Topic index (key posts)" on the top of every page of this thread.

Quoted from RyanStl:

My wife spotted and I verified that on Beverly Hills 90210 Season 6 there is an Earthshaker in Steve's house.

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