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Get on the Bus (1996)

 -  Drama | History  -  16 October 1996 (USA)
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

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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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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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Auf engstem Raum  »

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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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Opened on 1,207 screens earning $2.2 million in its first weekend. See more »

Goofs

While driving from South Los Angeles to Washington DC, the bus takes the Pasadena Freeway north from downtown LA. This freeway ends in Pasadena and is not the way one would travel across the country. Furthermore, a bus of this size would not be permitted on this freeway. See more »

Quotes

Flip: I've always heard that Dallas has the finest honeys on the planet.
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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 »

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

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Cathy's Clown
Written by Don Everly and Phil Everly
Used by Permission of Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.
Performed by The Everly Brothers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This is something ALL America can relate to.
6 June 2001 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

Get On The Bus is probably one greatest movies people do NOT know about. This movie places men of all ages and different backgrounds together headed to The Million Man March. Although many may not relate to Farrakhan and his beliefs, they will, however, be educated on issues of race, unity, and respect. Regardless of skin color or ethnic background, people can easily relate to the characters on-screen. If anything, Get On The Bus will teach anyone to have a deeper love and appreciation of our fellow man.


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