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

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#4501 4 months ago

Les Revenants S01 E02 (The Returned) (2012)

The Addams Family pinball machine

Quoted from Maken:

French series Les Revenants, there's a kid playing TAF during S01E02.

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#4502 4 months ago

Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

Stampede

Quoted from sleethering:

Pawn Sacrifice, the new biodrama about the life of Bobby Fischer has a scene where Boris Spassky is playing Stampede. I had the urge to pull my phone out for a photo, but I didn't want to be that guy.

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#4503 4 months ago

DC Legends of Tomorrow S01 E01

Chicago Coin Sound Stage - thank you for the help identifying it, RCA1.

Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Just spotted a Williams Toledo in the premier of DC Legends of Tomorrow in a bar scene.

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#4504 4 months ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Not sure what machine this is.

Chicago Coin Sound Stage.

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2243&picno=15412

#4505 4 months ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Swearnet the Movie 2014

Unknown EM machine - anyone have any ideas from the side art? Thanks!

Quoted from BMHouze:
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I also spotted an EM at the front of Bubbles' garage when I was watching Swearnet.

I believe it is 1969 WMS Suspense
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#4506 4 months ago

Thank you, pinwiztom .

Updated the keypost accordingly

Quoted from pinwiztom:

I believe it is 1969 WMS Suspense
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#4507 4 months ago

Thank you, RCA1 .

Updated the keypost accordingly

#4508 4 months ago

The Toy (1982)

Volcano
Haunted House
Mars God of War

Quoted from chucktee:

In the movie "The Toy" starring Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor spotted a Gottlieb Volcano, Haunted House, and a Mars God of War (product placement perhaps?)

Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Probably. It was back in the day when Columbia Pictures owned D.Gottlieb.

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#4509 4 months ago

The Last Dragon (1985)

Tri-Zone

Quoted from chucktee:

Recently spotted:
The Last Dragon/Williams Tri-Zone (in pizza parlor).....

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#4510 4 months ago

Burglar (1987)

Spy Hunter
(If somebody knows approximately where the Warlok is let me know otherwise maybe I just saw an edited version of the movie. I watched the entire movie and maybe I missed it in one of the bars otherwise. Thanks!)

Quoted from chucktee:

Recently spotted:
.... Burglar/ Williams Warlok & Bally Spy Hunter (various bars)
NOTE: just saw the Spy Hunter while flipping thru channels while it was on again today-didn't notice it before

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#4511 4 months ago

The Time of Your Life (1948)

Modified 1941 Chicago Coin Show Boat (Thanks to mooch for researching this.)

Quoted from Darcy:

Saw this one the other day.
1948 "The Time of Your Life". James Cagney and William Bendix. There is a pinball machine in the center of the bar, one character in the movie is constantly playing it. Then he beats the game. All hell breaks loose, (I won't give it away) the back box is a movie prop.

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#4512 4 months ago

It looks like a modified 1941 Chicago Coin “Show Boat.”

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#4513 4 months ago

Merry Little Batman 2023

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#4514 4 months ago

Big Show (Bally, 1956) featured in the 1973 movie Steel Arena.

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#4515 3 months ago

The Strain S04 E01 (2017)

Stern Striker Xtreme

Quoted from TheLaw:

Striker eXtreme on season premiere of "The Strain."

Quoted from Wickerman2:

Striker Xtreme in The Strain...1st episode this season

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#4516 3 months ago

Very Bad Things (1998)

Funhouse

Quoted from pinsanity:

Very Bad Things (1998)
Funhouse in the back corner of a bar.

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#4517 3 months ago

Code of Silence (1985)

Bally Playboy

Quoted from balzofsteel:

1985 Chuck Norris flick Code of Silence has a bar scene with a Bally Playboy.

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#4518 3 months ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

The Accused (2008)
Pinball machines:
Scorpion
Space Invaders (rethemed as a Slam Dunk pinball machine See link here: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4965),
Genie
Jodie Foster won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

This movie came out in 1988 not 2008

#4519 3 months ago

Thanks LouMatt . Corrected.

Quoted from LouMatt:

This movie came out in 1988 not 2008

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#4520 3 months ago

Just a note. It is the loft of the super hero, The Deep, not the Eagle .

Quoted from ReadyPO:

The Boys, Amazon Prime. Season 2, Episode 2. This is a reskinned pinball in the Apartment of Eagle, one of the Supers, about him with him on the backglass. EM, though this is set in present day ...
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#4521 3 months ago

Cleverman S01 E01 (2016)

Bally Champion Pub

Quoted from Tribonian:

Cleverman, season 1, episode 1 has a Champion Pub.

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#4522 3 months ago

Rock Star (2001)

Going left to right:
1979 Bally Future Spa (Thank you, @mooch)
1985 Bally Midway Fireball Classic
1976 Bally Night Rider EM (Thank you, @mooch) - to the right of the guy between the fingers of the man on the right.

Please see first quote and link from mooch below for snapshot of third machine. Unfortunately, can only have one key post per movie/tv show/etc:

Quoted from mooch:

There’s also a third game to the right of the Fireball Classic.
Looks like a 1976 Bally Night Rider EM.
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Quoted from Jackontherocks:

In Rock Star movie during when he auditions for the lead singer a fireball or whatever it’s called pin in the corner of house outside of recording studio

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#4523 3 months ago
Quoted from pinball2020:

Anybody have an idea? Thanks!

1979 Bally Future Spa

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#4524 3 months ago

There’s also a third game to the right of the Fireball Classic.
Looks like a 1976 Bally Night Rider EM.

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#4525 3 months ago

You are awesome as usual,@mooch.
Thank you again for your help and research and added thanks to the keypost.

Quoted from mooch:

There’s also a third game to the right of the Fireball Classic.
Looks like a 1976 Bally Night Rider EM.
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#4526 3 months ago

Hidden Potential S01 E13 "California Cape Cod"

Captain Fantastic

Quoted from Darcy:

Found another one. "Hidden Potential; Season 1, Episode 13, 'California Cape Cod' ".
In the opening, going through the home one of the rooms has a Captain Fantastic, in the corner. It has the kids art covering part of the backglass, blocking more than half of the artwork. The game is on, it is viewable for less than 30 seconds, clearly a pin proudly owned standing in place, in a good size room.

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#4527 3 months ago

X-Men:First Class (2011)

Gottlieb Funland

There is also another thread dedicated to the movie when it was released 12 years ago though it didn't have pictures from the movie in it back then

Quoted from jonnyo:

There's a gottlieb wedgehead in the new x-men movie. It's a Funland. The heroes actually play it a little!

Quoted from bob_e:

There is a Gottlieb FUNLAND used in the X-men First Class. First in the background then later being played. Note at the time in the movie the Cuban Missile crisis is happening October 1962 and the Funland was made in 1968.
They also used a SR-71 Blackbird first flown December 22 1964 and put into service in 1966. The SR-71 was a reconnaissance aircraft it had no bomb bay doors. Nor did it have seats for added crew members.

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Quoted from AJB4:

probably already been posted but they are playing a Gottleib fun land wedge head in x-men first class

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#4528 3 months ago