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Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17 (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  13 October 1996 (USA)
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A crazed lunatic takes over a school bus filled with special needs children, threatening to blow it up if his demands are not met.

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A crazed lunatic takes over a school bus filled with special needs children, threatening to blow it up if his demands are not met.

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Bombenterror - Todesangst im Schulbus  »

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Almost like Speed.
23 January 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

As with most if not all TV movies, their budget is lower than those of mainstream motion pictures and acting a little more sub-par. However, this is a pretty suspenseful little TV movie, based on a true story, where a madman hijacks a school bus boarded by disabled children.

Instead of relying on the usual gunfights and explosions, a good deal of thrills, drama and suspense are put in, making the plot pretty intriguing and making the audience eager to find out how the course of events would play (almost having the exact adrenaline as the movie Speed).

The acting wasn't bad, except, the plot tends to drag a bit and is slow-paced. But, not at all a bad movie to spend with on a Saturday night.

Grade B-


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