A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

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Cast

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Rick
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Junior, aka 'Smooth'
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Flip
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Evan Thomas Sr.
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Jamal
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Craig
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Xavier
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Randall
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Jay
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Wendell
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Gary
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Kyle
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Mike
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Jeremiah
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George
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Storyline

Get on the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial background, and a White bus driver, all make the trek discussing issues surrounding the march, manhood, religion, politics, and race. Written by Robert Drake <robert.drake@index.com>

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On October 16, 1996, the one year anniversary of the Million Man March, Spike Lee invites you to lift your head, raise your voice, and...get on the bus.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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16 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,837,711 (USA) (18 October 1996)

Gross:

$5,731,103 (USA) (15 November 1996)
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Rather than seek studio financing, Spike Lee financed the film with monetary contributions from famous black men so as to reflect the spirit of the Million Man March. The contributors included (but were not limited to): Will Smith, Danny Glover, Wesley Snipes, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., and Robert Guillaume. See more »

Goofs

By evening on the second day of driving, the bus had gone from Los Angeles, CA to Memphis, TN (almost 1,800 miles). Despite driving through the night, by evening on the third day they had only traveled as far as Knoxville, TN (almost 400 miles). See more »

Quotes

George: Teenagers mess up. You know man, that's what they do best.
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Crazy Credits

Recumbent riders: Carol and Ken Lyon, who just happened to ride through the set on their Cross-Country Ramble from Ventura, CA, to Galveston, TX. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Directors: The Films of Spike Lee (2000) See more »

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My Life Is In Your Hands
Written by Kirk Franklin
Used by Permission of Lilllu Mack Publishing (BMI)
Produced by Kirk Franklin, Buster & Shavoni
Performed by God's Property Featuring Kirk Franklin
God's Property appears courtesy of B-Rite Music/Interscope Records
Kirk Franklin appears courtesy of Gosp-Centric/Interscope Records
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Spike Lee's best work
31 October 1999 | by (CANADA) – See all my reviews

Let me begin by letting you know I am neither black or white. I say this so you don't think I speak from a particular bias. I firmly believe that Spike Lee captured the central epic struggle within the black community and its overall effect on the American landscape as a whole. I was happy to see that ALL aspects of the society were equally represented in this film without reinforcing dated stereotypes. This is clearly Lee's greatest work.

EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS MOVIE ONCE.


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