Entertainment Magazine

"HERBIE: FULLY LOADED" Stars:
Mett The Cast

Linday Lohan

Green-eyed, auburn-haired LINDSAY LOHAN (Maggie Peyton) began her career at age three as a Ford Model. In a period that favored blue-eyed blondes, Lindsay had the distinction of being the first redheaded child to be signed by the prestigious modeling agency.

Her freckled face is familiar from more than sixty television commercials including spots for The Gap, Jell-O, Pizza Hut, and Wendy’s. More television work quickly followed, including the series “Healthy Kids.” She played the long-running role of Ali Fowler in the daytime drama “Another World,” where she delivered more dialogue than any other ten-year-old in a daytime series today. Lindsay also appeared on “Guiding Light” and “The Bette Show,” in which she co-starred as Bette Midler’s daughter, on CBS. Lindsay also starred in “Life Size,” an ABC movie of the week, alongside Tyra Banks, as well as the Disney Channel movie “Get A Clue.”

As a charismatic and talented young actress, Lindsay earned her reputation and popularity as an impressive star whose winning charm was highlighted when she played dynamic identical twins in Disney’s remake of “The Parent Trap” co-starring Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson. In 2003, Lindsay starred in Disney’s remake of “Freaky Friday,” a role that was originated by Jodie Foster. Lindsay starred opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, who recently received a 2004 Golden Globe ®Nomination for her role in the film. Lindsay also appears on the movie’s soundtrack, singing the main theme song, “Ultimate.”

Lindsay starred in Disney’s “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” in which she also can be heard singing two of the songs for the movie’s soundtrack, and also starred in Paramount’s “Mean Girls” directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey. She hosted the “2004 MTV Movie Awards” and won the award for Female Breakout Star.

Lindsay will next star in Disney’s HERBIE: FULLY LOADED, directed by Angela Robinson, slated for a summer 2005 release. She recently wrapped production for “Just My Luck,” directed by Donald Petrie for Fox-Regency. She will next begin production for “Prairie Home Companion” co-starring Meryl Streep. Lindsay followed her music aspirations and signed with Tommy Mottola’s Casablanca Records recently, launching her debut album titled “SPEAK.”

Lindsay was born on Long Island, New York, and separates her time between Los Angeles and New York.

JUSTIN LONG (Kevin) starred opposite Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in the hit comedy “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.” He recently completed work on the independent feature “Dreamland,” a basketball-themed drama opposite Agnes Bruckner, and a second independent film, “Waiting,” with Ryan Reynolds and Anna Farris.

His other films include “Jeepers Creepers” and “Crossroads” with Britney Spears. For television, Long was a favorite with viewers for his portrayal of the quirky Stuckeyville High School student Warren Cheswick in the popular NBC series “Ed.” BRECKIN MEYER (Ray Peyton, Jr.)has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars and will next be seen in the basketball comedy “Rebound” with Martin Lawrence. With roles that include “Garfield: The Movie,” “Blast,” the hilarious comedy “Road Trip,” Doug Lyman’s ensemble feature “Go” and the drama “54,” Meyer’s resume is as versatile as it is extensive.

He also appeared in the romantic comedy “Kate & Leopold” opposite Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman. Meyer’s other film credits include “Rat Race,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Clueless,” “The Craft,” “Prefontaine” and “Josie and the Pussycats.” For television, Meyer is regularly featured as the voice of Joseph Gribble on the animated series “King of the Hill.”

HERBIE’S RHERBIE (Herbie) was born in 1963 in a Volkswagen factory. Pearl white with saucy hood stripes, he was shaped just like an ordinary Beetle but sported a magical mind of his own and the heart of a champion.

Clearly, this minibut-mighty VW was destined to be a car star. From his auspicious debut in “The Love Bug” to his long-awaited comeback as a revved-up NASCAR racer in HERBIE: FULLY LOADED, Herbie (AKA #53) raced his way into an iconic place in American pop culture. Along the way, he has worked alongside human stars ranging from Lindsay Lohan, Matt Dillon and Michael Keaton to Don Knotts, Helen Hayes and Cloris Leachman.

Herbie first won the affection of audiences in the 1969 runaway hit “The Love Bug,” proving he had the charm, the talent and the horsepower to become Hollywood’s leading automotive actor. Set against the groovy backdrop of San Francisco, “The Love Bug” had Herbie saving the day as he fueled a down-on-his-luck race-car driver’s quest for victory and romance. In the wake of his speedy success, Herbie accelerated his career, taking the title role in “Herbie Rides Again” (1974), “Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo” (1977) and “Herbie Goes Bananas” (1980). He also careened into a television career, with the 1997 telefilm “The Love Bug.” Along the way, he sparked many imitators and collected die-hard fans.

Then tragedy struck. Even as his fans wondered where he had driven off to, Herbie was languishing in a junkyard—in a rusted-out state, facing demolition. Yet his spirit was intact and his indomitable engine was just waiting for the chance to roar another day. Proving that age hasn’t changed him a bit, Herbie takes on his most ambitious work to date in HERBIE: FULLY LOADED, playing four roles: Junkyard Herbie, Street Racer Herbie, Demolition Derby Herbie and NASCAR Herbie. He even performs his own death-defying stunts— popping wheelies and pushing his pedals to 200 mph as he sets off once again in search of a summer of love and fun.

MATT DILLON’s (Trip Murphy)film career has spanned over two decades and has showcased a wide range of dramatic and comedic talent. From his breakthrough performance in “The Outsiders” to his hilarious turn as an obsessed private investigator in “There’s Something About Mary,” he has proven himself to be one of the most versatile actors of his generation. His recent roles include “Crash” with Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle. He also wrote and directed his first feature, “City of Ghosts,” starring Gerard Depardieu, Stellan Skarsgaard, James Caan and himself. In 1990, Dillon received the Independent Spirit Award as Best Male Lead for his role in “Drugstore Cowboy.”

He went on to star in Ted Demme’s “Beautiful Girls,” Cameron Crowe’s “Singles,” “In & Out” with Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey’s “Albino Alligator,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “Rumble Fish,” Garry Marshall’s “Flamingo Kid,” Gus Van Sant’s “To Die For” with Nicole Kidman and John McNaughton’s “Wild Things.” Dillon earlier made his directorial debut with an episode of HBO’s searing prison drama, “Oz.” He will next be seen in “Factotum” with Lily Taylor, based on a story by Charles Bukowski.

MICHAEL KEATON (Ray Peyton, Sr.) gained national attention in the hit comedy “Night Shift,” followed by starring roles in such films as “Mr. Mom,” “Johnny Dangerously,” and “Dream Team.” In 1998, he earned the best actor award from the National Society of Film Critics for “Clean and Sober” and Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice.” Keaton re-teamed with Burton to play the title role in the blockbusters “Batman” and “Batman Returns.” Keaton also starred as Robert Weiner in HBO’s critically acclaimed “Live From Baghdad.”

He received a Golden Globe ® nomination for his role in the film, which was based on a true story of the CNN crew who reported from Baghdad during the Gulf War. He also starred as the President of the United States in “First Daughter” for Twentieth Century Fox Studios. Keaton recently starred in “White Noise,” an intensely spine-chilling thriller for Universal. He also stars in “Game Six.” Keaton is a member of American Rivers.

"Herbie: Fully Loaded"

WALT DISNEY PICTURES
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 24, 2005

Film Home

Entertainment Magazine

2005 Entertainment Magazine / EMOL.org