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Holiday on the Buses (1973)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 December 1973 (UK)
Stan and Jack seek work at a bus driving holiday camp after being fired from the bus company for crashing two buses, only to find Inspector Blake works there also.

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Michael Robbins ...
Anna Karen ...
Bob Grant ...
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Bert Thompson
Kate Williams ...
Red Cross Nurse
Arthur Mullard ...
Queenie Watts ...
Henry McGee ...
Holiday Camp Manager
Adam Rhodes ...
Little Arthur
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Depot Manager
Hal Dyer ...
Mrs. Coombs
Franco De Rosa ...
Luigi (as Franco Derosa)
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Storyline

Sacked by the bus company Stan and Jack get jobs as drivers ferrying punters to and from a holiday camp and arrange for the rest of the family to come and stay. Blakey is there as the chief security guard and manages to get caught in accidental compromising situations with the camp's nurse. The Butlers head for one disaster after another as Jack and Stan,still chasing women half their age,take two girls for a bus trip on the sands only for the bus to sink in as the tide approaches. Olive gets into bed with someone else's husband when she makes it back to the wrong chalet in the dark and 'little' Arthur sprays the chalet with ink,requiring a re-painting job. The holiday over Arthur's sidecar combination manages to come apart on the way out as it did on the way in. Written by don @ minifie-1

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It's a laugh package tour . . so come along with "the gang" See more »

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26 December 1973 (UK)  »

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Ein irrer Trip im Wahnsinnsbus  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Usually billed as Mum or Stan's Mum in the TV series and this film's two precursor movies, as portrayed by actress Doris Hare, the character's name in this movie is said this time to be Mrs. Mabel Butler. See more »

Goofs

When Blakey is leaving after telling the Butler family that the dance night is off, the Butler family can all be heard shouting goodbye to Blakey but they are all standing still and their mouths aren't moving. See more »

Quotes

Jack: I've been telling the girls about that mystery tour we're going to take them on tonight.
Stan Butler: What mystery tour?
Jack: You know, that one at 9'o clock, on the beach.
Stan Butler: Oh that mystery tour.
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Spun-off from On the Buses (1969) See more »

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Holiday on the Buses is another one for the fans.
18 July 1999 | by (Newbury, England) – See all my reviews

On The Buses fans expect Stan, Jack and Blakey to do the business and here, as always, they are not disappointed. I can imagine that anyone coming cold to this or the other two Buses movies might be expecting more, but On the Buses isn't about convoluted stories or endless jokes. If you are a fan it's another dose of pure escapism, if you are not it must be diabolical. There's no in between. But then the same is true of Steptoe And Son, Are You Being Served?, Dad's Army and all the other spin offs. And remember, Buses got 3 spin offs, one of them being the highest grossing British film of 1971. Most of the other TV series, Steptoe apart, only survived one large screen airing, so it can't be half bad.


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