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On the Buses (1971)

PG | | Comedy | 9 July 1971 (UK)
Stan gets a little annoyed when his Mum and Sister keep buying expensive items on hire purchase, but the money he earns for overtime working as a bus driver means that he can afford it... ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Varney ...
Doris Hare ...
Michael Robbins ...
Anna Karen ...
Stephen Lewis ...
Bob Grant ...
Andrea Lawrence ...
Betty
Pat Ashton ...
Sally
Brian Oulton ...
Manager
Pamela Cundell ...
Ruby
Pat Coombs ...
Vera
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Housewife (as Wendy Richards)
Peter Madden ...
Mr. Brooks
David Lodge ...
Busman
Brenda Gogan ...
Bridget
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Storyline

Stan gets a little annoyed when his Mum and Sister keep buying expensive items on hire purchase, but the money he earns for overtime working as a bus driver means that he can afford it... just! His job is secure, as bus drivers are hard to come by, and his overtime prospects are good, until the bus company decide to revoke a long standing rule and employ women bus drivers. Aghast at the thought of no overtime and, therefore, less wages, he joins forces with his long time work colleague Jack to sabotage the new female employees. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Release Date:

9 July 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A buszon  »

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Budget:

£90,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the British box-office in 1971 the movie out-performed the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971) but this was only because the Bond movie did not launch until December whereas this picture had debuted in the UK in July. See more »

Goofs

In the canteen after Stan has laced the clippies' teas with diuretic pills, Vera (Pat Coombes) gives her tea to Blakey - she hasn't drunk any of it - and Stan gets a replacement from the serving-hatch. This is done so quickly he has no time to take the pills from his pocket and lace the drink but, despite this, Vera is as badly affected as those whose tea has been doped. See more »

Quotes

Blakey, Stan's Inspector: 'What's the matter with you, can't you drive? eh? Oh my god, look what you've done! Quick, get in that cab, pull away, quick! Hurry up!
Vera: I can't! Theres spiders in my cab!
Blakey, Stan's Inspector: Spiders? I don't care if you've got ants in your pants! You get in that cab and pull away quick!
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Connections

Spun-off from On the Buses (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Great Life On the Buses
Music by Geoff Unwin
Lyrics by Roger Ferris
Sung by Quinceharmon
Title song
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Great fun!
19 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So what if this movie is non to pc and treats women as objects of lust. There are people who will hate this, moan about it, analyze and deconstruct it. IT'S A MOVIE!! If you don't like it don't watch it. Admittedly it is not to everyones taste but these will be the people who are too young to remember the series or the times. For the rest of us who do remember, we look back with nostalgia, see the old cars, advertisements the way people behaved and we smile. Harmless fun that does no one any harm. There is far worse on the screens now days, movies where every second word is a swear word, bullets flying, on screen sex. sometimes it's a breath of fresh air to see something that is a little different from a bygone age.


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