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The Big Bus (1976)

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 All (15) »

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The ride of your life. See more »

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Comedy | Action

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PG | See all certifications »
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22 October 1976 (West Germany)  »

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A nagy busz  »

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$3,540,307
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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

When the bus is hanging over the cliff, it would not rock. The weight of the pool water and nuclear engine would keep the rear section firmly on the ground. The articulated section would break, sending the forward section down the ravine. See more »

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

Tangerine
(1941)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played on piano and Sung a bit by Murphy Dunne (uncredited)
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Glorious Nonsense!
7 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film was a great way to spend an hour and a half winding up the day. I went to bed with a smile on my face!

It is not quite a "it's so bad it's good " type of film but it came close.

Don't take it seriously, let them off with a few flat jokes, and you'll have a giggle!


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