Pinball in the Movies
Here You find a list of movies with pinball machines in it.
If you saw a Pinball machine in a movie, please mail me.
Please also mail me if you have additional info about the listed movies and pinball machines listed here.
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|Number of listed movies||89|
|Most indentified pins in one movie||8|
|Oldest listed movie||1940|
|Newest listed movie||2002|
|Movie||Starring||Year||Manufacturer / Game||Remarks||Thanks to|
||1989||DTE- Playboy ? or Secret Service ??||The game is in the subaquatic base||G.Wackermann Grunt|
||1988||WMS - Slam Dunk||The rape scene on the Pinball Machine||VL Juke|
|All Coppers are....||1971||WMS ?||In the bowling alley||Marco Rossignoli|
|A Christmas Story||
||1983||???||Christmas morning, camera pans from boy sleeping over to parents. You can see a bagatelle game lying on the floor amid wrapping paper||Pinhead|
|All I Want For Christmas||
||1991||WMS- Cyclone?||There are a couple of
scenes with the pin. The first one was when the parents were
talking in the upstairs apartment. Then later on, the kids were actually playing it.
||In the scene where the
Pharoahs go to an amusementpark, and enter an arcade where there are
several pinball machines.
HOWEVER: None of these machines are older than 1965 (Buckaroo), and the newest one is Vampire (1971). How do you explain this when the movie was supposedly set in 1962?
|Andre Hazes The Movie (Dutch)||
||1999||WMS- Terminator II||On one of the performances with a choir||J.H. Arts|
|Arthur||Dudley Moore, Liza Minelli, John Girlgud||1981||
BLY- 8 Ball DeLuxe
|Early in the film in the bathroom, over John Girlgud's shoulder. Later in the film Dudley & Liza visit an Arcade with many games, With the 8 Ball DeLuxe prominent at the end of a bank of pins.||Cody|
|Bad News Bears||
||Tatum O'Neil playing air hockey a row of pinballs is behind her an high hand is being played||
||1995||Atari- Spaceriders||About 2 minutes in on side B of the Laserdisc... the two main characters play this pin for about 5 minutes!||Matte Loennborg|
|Behind Enemey Lines||Gene Hackman||2001||WMS- Terminator 2||Somewhere in the middle of the movie||Ales Duin|
||1999||WMS- SpaceStation||A lot of scene's in Adam's home||Ron|
|Blues Brothers, The||
||When Jake en Elwood enter Bob's Country Bunker||
|Boogie Nights||Burt Reynolds||1975||BLY- Alladins Castle||?||Marco Rossignoli|
|Bottle Rocket||Luke Wilson Owen C. Wilson Robert Musgrave||1996||??||Pinball machine is played in a convenience store||Matt Mitchem|
|California Kid, The||Martin Sheen Michelle Phillips||??||
||Scene in the restaurant, scene with Martin Sheen and Michelle Phillips.||Pinballnutz|
|Chi la vista morire||George Lazenby||1970||GTB- Harmony||In the coffee bar in Venice||Marco Rossignoli|
||1997||DTE- Lethal Weapon 3||
Opening scene in the bar Sylvester playing the pinball game
|Tom vd Mast Martin Schaaf|
||1990||?||In the basement of Cry Babies house when he gets his bike.||Cygnus-A|
|Dazed and Confused||
|Various scenes when they're in the "Emporium"||Scott|
|Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso)||David Hemmings||1975||GTB- Jungle Life||In the Coffee Bar||Marco Rossignoli|
|Desperately Seeking Susan||Maddona, Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Robert Joy||1985||?||Near the end of the movie in the MAgic Club, Susan and Jimmy start making out on an old pin.||Dan-O|
|Detroit Rock City||
||1999||BLY- Kiss BLY-Strikes n Spares STN-Ted Nugent||In the Convenience store||
|Donnie Brasco||Jonny Depp - All Pacino||1994||?||Near the end where Pachino is breaking apart the parking meters, there is a pin in the background of the bar.||Jeff Feineis|
|Don't look behind you (tv)||Patrick Duffy, Pam Dawber||?||?||After about one hour in the movie several pinballs in diner cafe/bar||f-double-you|
||1996||WMS- Spacestation||Bar Scene at the beginning of the movie||Ed Klamp|
||1996||?||Beginning of movie, go to pinball parlour||Panel & Pins|
|Frequency||Dennis Quaid, Andre Braugher, James Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell||2000||
||After 1:20 in the movie, when John meets Jack (the nightingale murderer) in the bar||Arkadia|
|Friday 13th II||
||?||BLY - Kiss||After about 1 hour in the movie, in a pub.||Cody|
|Girl In Lover's Lane, The||
Pool Hall discussion between five men around machine
|Goat, The||Gerard Depardieu||1981||BLY- Rolling Stones||In the Coffee shop||Marco Rossignoli|
|Good Fellas||Ray Liotta, Robbert de Niro, Joe Pesci||1990||
1- After about 1.5 hours in the movie in a bar.
2-3 After 1.45 hours, when de Niro sends Liotta's wife to a shop, the pins are standing on the street.
|Gregorio||?||1984||BLY- Xenon||In the arcade||Marco Rossignoli|
|Gunn (Peter Gunn)||Lola Albright, Herschel Bernardi, Craig Stevens||1967||???||In the arcade scene you can see many pinball machines||Shak|
|Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man||Mickey Rourke and John Donsonn||1991||?||It's located in the bar that's about to be closed down||Roy Wolters|
|Home Alone||McCaulie Cilkin||?||?||?||Rusty|
|Honeymooners||Jackie Gleason||?||??||Ralph & Norton at a shop or something. They're playing a pre-flipper game and are wagering on who has the best body english. Then each take a turn and dance and twist in front of the machine, but never try to hit a flipper button.||Cody|
|Karate Kid, The-||Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita||1994||
|In arcade scene.||RB in Oz|
|Marathon Man||Dustin Hoffman||1976||GTB- Polo||In the Coffee shop||Marco Rossignoli|
|Maximum Overdrive||Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Christopher Murvey||1986||WMS - Pokerino
BLY - Night Rider
|Near the beginning, in a
corner of the Dixie Boy dining room, two Pins.
the Night Rider playfield glass smashes itself, and very late in the movie, for a split second, you can see the games being plowed into by a semi truck
|Natural Born Killers||Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis||1994||WMS- Whirlwind||About 6.20 minutes into the movie there is a Bar-scene were a Whirlwind is featured in the background, (fighting scene with the two main characters.)||Matte Loennborg|
|Navy Seals||Charlie Sheen||?||
||About one hour in the movie in a bar, when a friend has been killed.||Tom -
|Next of Kin||Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Ben Stiller||1989||
||Guy gets angy and shoots some pins with a shotgun :( When something gets shot (maybe the Gorgar itself), the cabinet art on Gorgar is reversed(!) probably to avoid copyright/trademark problems. Shows pin being played through smashed backglass on the playfield glass,||Steven Piozet
|Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors||Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette||1987||BLY- Eightball DeLuxe||In a bar scene about 1 hour into movie||Thomas R Bos|
|No Holds Barred||Hulk Hogan||1983||Simpsons||?||Big ZR|
|Les Comperes (France)||Gerard Depardieu||1983||
||the games appear in separate scenes throughout the movie - but most appear in a bar at a roller skating ring scene||Marco Rossignoli|
|Odds and Evens||Bud Spencer, Terrence Hill||1978||CHC- Soundstage||In a Coffee bar||Marco Rossignoli|
|Oesters van NamKee (NL)||Katja Schuurman||2002||WMS- Startrek TNG||In the cafe about 60 minutes in the movie.||KOV|
|Opportunity Knocks||Dana Carvey||?||WMS- Highspeed||Located in rich guys basement.||Mike F.|
|Over the Top||Sylvester Stalone||1987||Unknow EM possible a GTB-High Hand||Armwresteling on a Pinball Machine||
Martijn v. Amsterdam
|Payback||Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, Deborah Kara Unger||1999||Unknown||Very dusty mechanic one the moment Porter meets Stegmann||Matt Mitchem|
|Pinball Summer (aka Pick-up Summer)||Karen Stephen, Joey McNamara||1979||Lots of machines||All through the movie in many scenes (especially Pete's Arcade)||RB in Oz|
|Police Academy 1||?||?||WMS- Bowl a Strike||During a Riot the game rolls over the street||Edwin de Graaf|
|Puberty Blues||?||1981||???||?||Kendrick Reed|
|Quadrophenia||Sting||?||GTB - Buckaroo||?||?|
|Reindeer Games||Ben Afflek, Gary Sinese||2000||GTB-Bighouse GTB-Streetfighter 2||The dart scene||Mike F.|
|Replacement Killers, The||
After 45 minutes in the movie, scene takes about 5 minutes, location, is a arcade.
It starts with a close-up of the no fear logo on the playfield, please listen to the nice sound of a mechanic pinball machine.
Then there are several shots, a jack*bot is hit by some bullets and explodes.
A hitman jumps on two pins, breaking their windows.
John and Meg are hiding beind a safecracker, when they start to run to the outside, you see the same? safecracker left of the door.
|Richie Rich||Mc Cauly Kulkin||DTE- Richie Rich||During the movie you can see the game several times. what makes it so damn special? it was made exclusivly for the movie, that's why it's the only one!||Hi-Q|
|Roadie||Meatloaf, Alice Cooper, Art Carney||1982||GTB- Royal Flush BLY- Freedom||They are both in a LaundryMat. Meatloaf is talking to a groupie(who is washing cloths) and the camera hits both machines quite a few times.||Greeg Gabborini|
|Rocky II||Silvester Stalone||?||?||Pauly gets drunk and walks into an arcade and troughs a bottle of whisky at a pin called Rocky||Kiddx|
|Romper Stomper||Russel Crow||1993?||BLY- Playboy||In the pub.||Marco Rossignoli|
|Rookie, The||Clint Eastwood,||?||WMS- Rollergames||In the bar ?||Rudy|
|Rumble in the Bronx||Jackie Chan||1996?||
||Halfway in the gangs club - they smash a few pins||
|So Fine||Ryan O'Neil||1981||BLY_ Space Invaders||In the Bar||Marco Rossignoli|
|Splitting Heirs||Eric Idle, Catherine Zeta Jones||?||WMS- Huricane||?||Allan Boyd|
|Stand, The||Gary Sinise||1996?||BLY- Black Rose||It's in the recreation
room with all the dead
bodies during the opening titles.
|State of Grace||Sean Penn, Gary Olman||1983||Several unknown||In an arcade||Stork's nest pinball|
|Strange Brew||Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis||1983||
1-GTB- Black Hole
|In the Elsinore Brewery cafeteria||kaisersoze|
||In the Bar||Marco Rossignoli|
|Superman 2||Chistopher Reeves||?||GTB- Buckaroo||Superman pushes tough guy down diner counter who then falls into a pinball machine||Paul Haupt - Colin - Headsup|
|They drive by night||George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart||1940||Unknown||?||?|
|Thing||Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur||1982||WMS- Heat Wave||
You see it in several scene's in the cantina.
|Three Men And A Little Lady||Ted Danson, Tom Selek, Steve Guttenburg||1980?||BLY-Harlem Globetrotters||In apartment near kitchen(many scenes)||Bob - Simon Holman|
|Tilt||Brooke Shields, Ken Marshall, Charles Durning, John Crawford||1978||?||?||?|
|Tommy||Ann Margret, Oliver Reed, Roger daltrey, Elton John.||1975||
||It hurts to see them get destroyed.||
Edwin de Graaf
|Tootsie||Dustin Hoffman, Charles Durning, Jessica Lange||1982||BLY - Space Invaders||Near the end of the film Charles Durning enters a bar. As he goes in, there's a Space Invaders by the door.||Cody|
|Toy, The||Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Scott Schwartz, Wilfrid Hyde-White||1982||GTB- Haunted House||You can find it in the spoiled kids gameroom.||JT|
|Trucks||?||?||WMS - RoadKings||Near the beginning, in a corner of the dining room||Cody|
|Vogliamo I Colonnelli||Ugo Tongnazzi||1973||GTB- Grande Domino||Marco Rossignoli|
|Verdict, The||Paul Newman||?||BLY- Capt.Fantastic ?||Paul Newman plays the machine in a bar.||?|
|Wall, The||?||?||STN- ?||Just after the groupie give guard a BJ, a pan shot past a guy playing the pinball machine||Kirb|
|What's eating Gilbert Grape||Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio||1993||WMS- Fire||When gilbert sits in the diner talking, some Leonardo plays Fire! in the background and he keeps shouting FIRE! all the time. Looks pretty mad :)||Morten Nordheim - Dave Palmen|
|What Time is it||Marcello Mastroiani||1989||DTE- Back to the Future||In the Coffe Shop||Marco Rossignoli|
|What Woman Want||Mell Gibson, Helen Hunt||2000||
||When the new formed crew goes brainstorming in the office, in the beginning of the movie, behind Mel Gibson.||Jasper van Eeden- Aeneas Verhe|
|White Lies||?||1997||WMS- Medieval Madness||In bar scene about 10min. into movie||JMR|
|White Lightening||Burt Reynolds||?||GTB- Rack-A-Ball||It's standing on a hillbilly's front porch.||GH313pin|
|Zij gelooft in mij (Dutch)||Andre Hazes||2000||WMS- Terminator 2||In the bar||Michael v Oudenaarde|
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