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

By Jackontherocks

7 years ago

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#240 4 years ago

In the movie AMERICAN GRAFITTI member of the car club went to get gas money out of a group of pins at, I think, a soda shop. sorry no pix or vid clip

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#260 4 years ago

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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#264 4 years ago

Liberty Bell was in the 1987 Miami Vice episode "Childs Play"

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#356 4 years ago

In BIG BANG THEORY this new season Stewart's new comic book shop has a wood rail pin that can be seen from the side in the background. I cannot identify it from the cabinet art work. Nor I have I seen the playfield or backglass.

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#368 3 years ago

In Men In Black III agent K enters Cosmic Lanes. There are 3 Pins there. Anyone have a clue? The first is a baseball game two player animated backbox. 2nd is a Gottlieb wedge head. the last one looks like another baseball themed game.

But they should not have been there since the ban on pinball machines in New York in 1969.

#369 3 years ago

I found the 1st game... http://www.pinrepair.com/baseball/tvbball.htm


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#383 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It was easy because Williams only used that drop down cabinet for a couple years. Very hard to find front legs for one of those.

I had a Gottlieb Flying Chariots with that style of cabinet.

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#394 3 years ago

in the ENFORCER Clint Eastwood aka Dirty Harry is shooting pool in a bar In the background is a Gottlieb BIG INDIAN next to it is a wedge head but is dark

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#447 3 years ago

That 70's Show .... Battle of the Sexists
at the HUB, where the kids hangout,
TRAVEL TIME is played and shown, Backglass is blurry but cabinet art work confirms the ID.
They change games and a Space Invaders video game was in its spot in the last season.

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#454 3 years ago
Quoted from str8cash:

Anyone know what game this is behind Mike on last night's American Pickers? The cabinet is awesome and backglass looks like ring girls?


yes it is a Bally Feedom EM Version
Early production EM had "1776" and "1976" on the back glass, Bally took the dates off the backglass so the game would not be "dated" in years to come.



#455 3 years ago

That 70's Show: "Holy Crap" from the second season.

At the HUB a Williams LITTLE CHIEF can be seen, it is where the jukebox was and the jukebox is whre the TRAVEL TIME pin was.

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#497 3 years ago
Quoted from Black_Knight:

Kutcher has a sky jump in his apartment in What Happens in Vegas.
Saw a Bow and Arrow in the pawn shop in the Book of Eli.

No, it was a FREE FALL the Add-A-Ball version. the Titles is Clearly visible when Kutcher is play tennis on his Wii. Note that the apartment is in New York City, and replay games are considered gambling devices.

#500 3 years ago

Big Indian and Duotron ???

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#531 3 years ago

movie: Thank God it s Friday
In the game room of the Disco... Gottlieb VOLLEY

and next to it ??? Bronco or Mustang ?? all I saw was a bit of the cabinet art

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#574 2 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

dmbjunky spotted my personal Joust (Bally, 1969) in Deadpool (2016).
Is it famous now?!
Is it worth more $$$?

$10K by ChristmaS

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#612 2 years ago

It is some kind of bowler I m guessing a shuffle puck.

#616 2 years ago

An ATT commercial for their data had a SKYLAB in the background in one of the scenes. While two people were playing fooseball. The back glass was changed to remove "skylab" but the rest of the glass was unchanged as well as the cabinet art.

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#621 2 years ago

Old Chicago is seen in thee Movie Weird Science. In a scene at Gary's house

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#639 2 years ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Finally watched on old movie "The Warriors" and in the train stations appears to be two pins, 2001 and another in background.

it may be a Gottlieb Aquarius in the far back.

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#723 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Not at all. It was part of the Showdown and they just said "...And this Pinball Machine..."
That's what I meant by "glossing over it"...it was kind of weird really.

Seriously? YOU watch, The Price is Right ?!?

#725 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yeah it's a kind of popular show for the last 40 years or so....not to mention Babies seem to like watching it.

Do you watch Wheel of Fortune too?

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#840 2 years ago

STAR TREK S2 E17 A Piece of the Action. Kirk Spock and McCoy are being held in a store room. There are several wood rail pins and a slot machine in the back ground. I could not read the titles. But the story had them on a planet that used a book about the Chicago Mobsters as a basis for their society. The cars were from the late 20s and early 30s Pins were not period correct.

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#852 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

New Nissan Titan commercial. Someone needs to identify for me.

Bally Flip Flop

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#931 1 year ago

Fire Power was in Married with Children S4 E19 Pegs 300 Birthday
In the background of a bowling ally. It does have players but no sound.
(cell phone picture of the TV)

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#1050 1 year ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

This week's Young Sheldon had a woodrail game with a baseball theme in a comic store. Anyone recognize it?
Boxes piled on top of it, for shame!

Saw it too, legs are on castors.

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#1234 1 year ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Young Sheldon S2 Ep3, 'A crisis of Faith'. In the bar scenes there is a pin in the background, possibly Flip Flop. Not sure.

Yes, it is a Flip Flop

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#1258 12 months ago
Quoted from Wise_Guy:

boogie nights had a few. What where they dunno

In the disco about 1:15 in there was a Stardust and Aladdin's Castle.
later in the movie in a house there is a Hot Line

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#1358 8 months ago

Williams BIG DEAL seen in a bar seen on THAT 70's SHOW: Hyde's Father, Season 3, Episode 3

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#1359 8 months ago
Quoted from Crile1:

Watched Lone Wolf McQuade with Chuck Norris last night (don't ask me why). There was a Rapid Fire and another pin in the room of the evil midget in a wheelchair (I can't make this stuff up). I couldn't make out what the other pin was, but looked like a 70's early 80's solid state.

It was Bally Xenon, plus several cocktail video games.
The wife and I watched it on Amazon or Netflix today.

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#1410 7 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Forged in Fire episode this Wed, they are making knives out of a pinball machine.

what sell is in there to harden? Besides Leg bolts and plungers

#1415 7 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Got me. I guess just the legs. Seems odd.

i have the show being recorded, I drilled and tapped two balls for tables I made. I Needed carbide to cut a flat to drill into. even the cores were tough

#1422 7 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

I forgot to watch it.

I saw part of it. the game was "stocked" with flat steel in the playfield area and there was W-1 round stock inside the legs.
The cabinet of the game was repainted white.

#1430 7 months ago
Quoted from bob_e:

I saw part of it. the game was "stocked" with flat steel in the playfield area and there was W-1 round stock inside the legs.
The cabinet of the game was repainted white.

They used a Gottlieb Sunset 1962 which has the 5 captive balls in the center of the playfield like the much hated Williams Darling/Jubliee
Playfield platics were replaced with bars of 5160 steel
Legs were cut and then W-1 steel welded in them.
The game itself took no real damage.

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#1494 4 months ago

Dazed and Confused (1994) set in 1976.... Has a lot of pins at the emporium.
There was a short close up of the Bally Fireball in play...
look at all the wear on it for what should have been a4 year old game.
Yes this movie has been mentioned her before .

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#1619 58 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I am sure this has been shared before, but I am not going through 1600+ posts.
At any rate, I just bought a Pin*Bot, so I am sharing...
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