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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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#487 3 years ago

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
with Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Walter Brennan and Robert Ryan and Anne Francis
There is a 2-3 minute scene in a cafe diner with Robert Ryan playing a Genco Follies of 1940 in background
while Ernst and Spencer duke it out, actually the outmatched (one armed) Spencer uses karate/judo to combat the burly Ernst.

Movie takes place just after the end of WWII in a small desert town in California.



#489 3 years ago
Quoted from Svendtube:

bad movie from 1980

soon to be a pinball cult classic

1 year later
#1039 1 year ago

in Opening scene in new TV show Alex Inc on ABC WED nite
in the background of some hi tech business office
are a BLY Bow and Arrow EM pin
and a Bingo (dual card) called Stardust.

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#1059 1 year ago

WMS Riverboat Gambler
is other pin above

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#1084 1 year ago

Guessing Paragon for the yellow one behind blondie.

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#1108 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Diet Dr Pepper commercial Expressway in the background can't make out the other.

I think the other one is a Classic Stern Flight 2000, with giant planet blocking out some of the BG artwork for copyright protection reasons.

Actually this new commercial is for Cherry Dr. Pepper (Diet and not) Cherry on!
Chariot, thus the tiny horse pulling a roman chariot.

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#1146 1 year ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

New Dr. Pepper commercial has two pins in back not sure what they are and made up versions

See posts #1098 and #1108 for info on those pins.

#1151 1 year ago

Just saw this commercial on TV today for the Oregon State Fair.
Looks like the rethemed a CCoin Top Ten

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#1248 1 year ago

BLY Boomerang

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#1269 11 months ago

Just saw the new Michael Myers movie with my wife on Halloween.
Fairly quick into the movie there is a scene (as mentioned in previous posts above)
of a sheriff playing a Back to the Future pinball machine at a Quicky Stop store for
about 10 seconds while some jive talking dude tries to psych him about never beating his high score.
The producers even gave the Data East Pin and Universal an end credit
(Universal owns the Back to Future franchise,
so that is probably why the game was intact without any cover up of TM materials.
This remake is released by Universal)

#1272 11 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

paid detailed attention to all the credits

Actually i was just waiting thru the final credits hoping there would be some easter egg
about what might be coming next from Michael Myers, (just some heavy breathing at the end)
and the pinball credit was near the very end and kinda stuck out like a sore thumb
compared to the usual very very end credits and acknowledgements.

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#1299 11 months ago

Looks like Atari. Superman.

#1311 10 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Williams Full House or Top Hand.

2 seconds too late
ha ha Alex

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#1318 10 months ago

Frank Capra's Meet John Doe 1941
A political Xmas Movie
Pinball machine and payout machine in a diner
where Gary Cooper and Water Brennan are on the lam
from Barbara Stanwyck and Edward Arnold

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#1346 9 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Not being some much into woodrails, not sure on the title..

looks like a bingo game

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#1362 8 months ago

Might have been mentioned before, but in rewatching Sons of Anarchy on DVD; noticed a BLY Expressway pin in the offices of the Mayans MC in Stockton in the final season about the time Juice turns himself into the club.

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#1387 7 months ago

actually 5 pins in the photo
do not forget about the WMS Triple Strike hiding behind Booby Orr

#1392 7 months ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

what pin is in the latest The Walking Dead S09E11

paint job graphics look to be a WMS EM

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#1456 6 months ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Wonder if he really is into pinball.

I know that Q is into pinball,
as he helped host the Stern Pro circuit championship
earlier this month in Chicago.
Q is also part of the Pinball Twinz spoof.
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#1475 5 months ago

Has anyone mentioned the GTB Pro Football in Dan Patricks office at his new studio/mancave on directv audience channel show. Next to previously mentioned dale earnhart nascar and nba fastbreak pins.

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#1510 3 months ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

machines, Eight Ball Deluxe, Pacman and I have no idea?

WMS Lazer Ball?

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#1571 3 months ago

what about WMS Pharoah

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#1604 63 days ago
Quoted from Timerider:

Subject of question on the BBC panel show "QI"

When i lived in the UK (Scotland) 2012-2013
i remember watching and enjoying this quiz show fondly,
but at that time Stephen Fry was the host.
It was always educational and informative and funny.
Not really a game show, as no one won money, as the contestants were all british celebs.
More of a comedy show than quiz show.

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#1636 43 days ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

The third episode of the Swamp Thing has a pin which I can't immediately identify

The CAB artwork does confirm it is likely BLY Firecracker

the red/green at mid top of the BG might just be a reflection of some neon sign in the bar.

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#1670 8 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

"pinball stereotype"

But the vast majority of the audience has not seen, let alone played or heard a EM pinball machine
with bells and chimes in over 40 yrs,
so basically anyone under 50 would not be familiar with said vintage pinball sounds.
I get where chimes and bells is more exclusive to pinball sounds,
but electronic sounds (without voice) from classic S/S pins ('78to'88) are also fairly unique to pinball or video arcade games.
TV/Movie producers that choose E/M sounds over actual pinball sounds on Pinball DMD games (1992 or newer)
is living with their heads in the sand.

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