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

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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Marta Caldwell
Marcy Walker ...
Lt. Kathy Leone
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Harry Kee
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Frank Caldwell
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Lt. Dominick Caroselli
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Glenda Siles
Cristina Karman ...
Carlotta Arguello
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Detective Grantham
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Detective Sims
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Sergeant Gentry
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Officer Reynolds (as Jim Coleman)
John Archie ...
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Eduardo Sanchez
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Juanita Sanchez
Mark Conlon ...
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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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When a madman boards a school bus... One woman is in the driver's seat. One cop is in hot pursuit. And one false move could end it all. See more »

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13 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Bombenterror - Todesangst im Schulbus  »

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Man, what a bunch of cynics!
5 July 2003 | by (Port Orange, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised that any of the other reviewers actually watched the whole movie, given their extreme dislike of it. I found it perfectly in keeping with the general style of such movies. Yes, there IS a lot of emphasis on sentimentality in the face of danger, but that's exactly what people look for in a Lifetime movie and, don't forget, this actually happened to real people, so I doubt it was completely unrealistic. What impressed me was the spirit of the bus driver in the face of extreme stress. There is no parent alive who would not wish for someone of her character and strength to be the one to protect their child in such an ordeal, were they not there to do it for themselves.


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