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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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Cast

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Reg Varney ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Ein irrer Trip im Wahnsinnsbus  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Blakey has worked with Stan and Jack for 14 years. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, after Stan hits the General Manager's car, and starts to pull away, the camera cuts to his cab, and he says "Alright!" There is a green bus visible in this scene. It is stopped, but then it is seen starting to move. This is the bus which hits Stan's bus. The number and destination match up. See more »

Quotes

Wally Briggs: Hello Olive love, you looked better in your nightie!
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Follows Mutiny on the Buses (1972) See more »

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An acquired taste!!
30 August 2000 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

'Holiday On the Buses' has got to be the epitome of British comedy of the '70s. It has all the ingredients: sexual innuendo, outrageous mis-understandings and a little slapstick thrown in for good measure.

The film itself is the third 'Buses' film, and generally is no better or worse than its predecessors. People tend to either love it or hate it. It is worth noting that most sitcoms don't usually translate to the big screen, this is one of the few exceptions.

The premise of the film is simple: A bus driver and conductor (Stan and Jack) are sacked, but find employment at a holiday camp as the crew of the camp bus. The film has no plot as such, but generally consists of Stan And Jack getting into a series of scrapes with the help of Stan's family who are holidaying at the camp.Add their old adversary, in the shape of Blakey (their ex-inspector, and now in charge of camp security) and the picture is complete.

There are many funny moments in the film, including the 'detour', as well as the paint and the excellent exploding toilet!!

the film never really manages to get out of third gear, but is an interesting look at holiday camp life as it never really was!!! Overall 6 /10


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