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The Big Bus (1976)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Action  |  22 October 1976 (West Germany)
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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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AT LAST - THE FIRST DISASTER MOVIE WHERE EVERYBODY DIES (laughing) See more »

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Comedy | Action

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22 October 1976 (West Germany)  »

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Trivia

The picture spent two years in development in scripting and preparation before filming commenced. See more »

Goofs

This bus is supposed to be departing from midtown Manhattan and traveling to Denver by way of regular highways. This bus appears to be 20 feet tall. It would not fit under any of the many overhead clearances along the roads, especially those of any of the Hudson River crossings from Manhattan to New Jersey. See more »

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Dan: Now I know it looked like I fell... but it was all part of my plan.
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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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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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