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The Big Bus (1976)

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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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Comedy | Action

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22 October 1976 (West Germany)  »

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A nagy busz  »

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Trivia

The nick-name of "The Big Bus" was "Cyclops". It was so-called due to the bus' solo large front headlight. 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: Look, Bendix made a stew. I had no idea there was a foot in it.
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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 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Tangerine
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Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played on piano and Sung a bit by Murphy Dunne (uncredited)
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Earthtones, earthquakes, bombs and bimbo's
14 January 2003 | by (Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

The Big Bus is the kind of film that will make you giggle and grimace, frequently during a viewing. Almost of a kitchen-sink humor, you'll giggle out loud at the parodies of the great 70's disaster flicks.

This is a film with wonderful cameos featuring b-grade stars who evidently hadn't anything better to do that day, then show up at the studio and act out some schtick. It's campy, rompy, and fun. As I recall, the film's tagline was "You'll die laughing!" Well it is a disaster spoof...

Pay particular attention for a classic line in which elderly runaway from home Ruth Gordon tells Renee Auberjenoius (as a doubting priest) how happy she was that god put her in the seat next to a priest. Father Kudos responds, "If it was god that put you here, why didn't he give you a fancy window seat like mine?! I, Kudos, a doubter luxeriate in a window seat, while you, aging with age, get older yet in that disgrace of an aisle seat!! Where is your god now old woman?!" Ruth Gordon responds, "Jesus, I'm sorry I asked!"

Check this gem out - There are far worse ways to die, than to die laughing while watching "The Big Bus"!


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