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The Big Bus (1976)

The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Shoulders
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Father Kudos
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Dr. Kurtz
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Ironman (as Jose Ferrer)
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Professor Baxter
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Sybil Crane
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Claude Crane
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Camille Levy
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Emery Bush
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Alex
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The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the Oil lobby. When the driver is injured a washed up, down on his luck, but used to be great type, who as it happens, used to be engaged to the inventor's daughter is brought in to drive the giant bus which includes a one lane swimming pool and a one lane bowling alley. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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bus | disaster | pool | bowling | fart joke | See All (15) »

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AT LAST - THE FIRST DISASTER MOVIE WHERE EVERYBODY DIES (laughing) See more »

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Comedy | Action

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PG | See all certifications »
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22 October 1976 (West Germany)  »

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A nagy busz  »

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$3,540,307 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"The Big Bus" had thirty-two wheels, weighed seventy-five tons and measured 106 feet long. It was articulated, double-deckered and nuclear powered. See more »

Goofs

After crashing into the bus, the Chevrolet pickup's front end is damaged beyond recognition from just crashing through a glass window. No metal vehicle would suffer that amount of damage from just crashing through a pane of glass. See more »

Quotes

Dan: Raise the flags of all nations!
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Crazy Credits

Paramount Pictures thanks Trailways for their help and technical assistance in making this impossible picture possible. See more »

Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything's Coming Up Roses
(uncredited)
Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim
Sung by the passengers, led by Father Kudos
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The best spoof disaster movie in the world!
11 December 1999 | by (Reading, UK) – See all my reviews

It's sad, but I've seen this film over 100 times! Favourite scenes: The fight in the bus garage: "Watch it, he's got a broken milk carton"! The bar, where the pianist sings "Six Months To Live" to the terminally ill passenger! The Bi-Centennial dinner scene, where Dan denies eating 180 passengers, but admits to eating a foot: "Eat one lousy foot and they call you a cannibal"! The cliff-hanger ending: "I know it looked like I fell, but it was all part of my plan"! All in all brilliant.


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