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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Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil, a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.
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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
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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 »
The number of wheels and axles on the rear section are insufficient for the weight of the rear section. The weight per axle would exceed that of highway safety laws. It is so overweight that the tires and axles could fail. See more »
Saw this when first released, and it was a howler...but only to a genuine movie and TV fan.
In addition to the various disaster films of the 1970s, it also harkens back to some classic WWII films, the smarmy romances of the 60s and 70s, and not a small number of tidbits from television.
Our circle of friends who saw it together are all film nuts, and we spent days picking the film apart and identifying all of the references and parodies, and still find ones we missed whenever we catch it again.
It's not a spectacular film...hell, it's not even that great of a comedy if you don't get the parody references...but it _is_ one of those films that "hangs together" into a working product.
If you aren't a film buff, then simply sit down on the couch with your favorite nosh, and empty your mind to accept the totality...
And don't cut yourself on the broken milk carton.
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