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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

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Michael Robbins ...
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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)
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Mr. Brooks
David Lodge ...
Busman
Brenda Gogan ...
Bridget
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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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9 July 1971 (UK)  »

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A buszon  »

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

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(Technicolor)

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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

At end of the film, Stan climbs into a bus registered WN0 476. When he drives out of the depot, the bus has become VNO 857. 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

Followed by Mutiny on the Buses (1972) 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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british comedy at it's best.
27 May 2000 | by (yorkshire) – See all my reviews

We seem to live in a world of "watch what you say & do". Today's sitcoms are ruled by very well calculated PC rules. We have all embraced this refreshingly new approach to behavior. Unfortunately we are losing our sitcom heritage. We can now only laugh at a very narrow band of situations e.g "man bashing" seems to be a favourite with modern writers. Can't blame 'em, they've got bills to pay as well as me & thee. On The Buses gives us a window into the past. Prior to the 1980's this is how life was. I know I've lived there. All the characters are charicatures (eh?) of people we have known and either loved or hated. Mum (Doris Hare) is holding on to her long suffering but loyal son Stan (Reg) who never gets his way with the ladies as does Jack (Bob). This is one of the mysteries of the universe!!. Blakey is the boss we've all had & hated. Bring back British Sitcom.


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