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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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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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bus | disaster | pool | bowling | fart joke | See more »

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The ride of your life. See more »

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Comedy | Action

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22 October 1976 (West Germany)  »

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A nagy busz  »

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Trivia

For the big arrival of the big bus, a bus station in downtown Los Angeles had to have its roof raised, so the gigantic coach could enter the facility. See more »

Goofs

At the very end, just before the the bus splits, they are supposedly heading into Denver. However, for just a moment before the "Denver 25 mi" sign, you can see a California state highway sign for CA2, the Angeles Crest Highway, north east of LA. See more »

Quotes

Dan: You eat one lousy foot and they call you a cannibal. What a world!
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Crazy Credits

Paramount Pictures thanks Trailways for their help and technical assistance in making this impossible picture possible. See more »

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References Murder on the Orient Express (1974) See more »

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Tommy Joyce
(1976)
Special material composed by Murphy Dunne
Performed by Murphy Dunne (uncredited)
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The best spoof disaster movie in the world!
11 December 1999 | by (Reading, UK) – See all my reviews

It's sad, but I've seen this film over 100 times! Favourite scenes: The fight in the bus garage: "Watch it, he's got a broken milk carton"! The bar, where the pianist sings "Six Months To Live" to the terminally ill passenger! The Bi-Centennial dinner scene, where Dan denies eating 180 passengers, but admits to eating a foot: "Eat one lousy foot and they call you a cannibal"! The cliff-hanger ending: "I know it looked like I fell, but it was all part of my plan"! All in all brilliant.


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