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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 ... See full summary »

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Ironman (as Jose Ferrer)
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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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22 October 1976 (West Germany)  »

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A nagy busz  »

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Trivia

According to an article in the now discontinued bus magazine "Bus World", in 1976 the film's actual big bus itself made a real-life trip in California from Los Angeles to San Diego to promote the picture. See more »

Goofs

The bus driver tries to disarm the bomb by going into a hatch just in front of the rear tires. When he fails to disarm the bomb there, it explodes. For the rest of the movie, the bomb damage is just behind the rear tires in a place the bus driver could not have reached. See more »

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Old Woman: Looks like he got kicked in the nuts!
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Paramount Pictures thanks Trailways for their help and technical assistance in making this impossible picture possible. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

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Air on the G String
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by Johann Sebastian Bach
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A disaster-movie spoof before Airplane! and just as funny!
11 February 2001 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

This film is a disaster movie spoof that pre-dates Airplane! It's about a giant nuclear-powered bus complete with a bowling alley and pool. Very very funny, okay, not as funny as Airplane!, but better than Airplane 2. The scene in the milk bar where two bus drivers fight with broken milk cartons is great, lots of goofy characters, great cast. Ruth Gordon! Stockard Channing! Richard Mulligan! Lots of 70's fun!


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