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The Bus Stop (1998)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  29 March 1998 (USA)
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The be-speckled Tyler draws a comic-book fight ("Kapow!") one morning just before his mother tells him that he'll have to take the school bus today. He walks reluctantly and with ... See full summary »

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Ari Barak
Brooke Garrett
Eric Austin ...
(as Erik Austin)
Andreas Michael Lamelas ...
Tony
Joshua Boyd
Mario Rendon
Vidans G. Castro
Lindsay Arthur
Emma Jane Stewart
Andrew Roa
Richard Abraham
Sandra Fay Stevens
Laurel Melagrano
Amie Lynn Wahl
Matthew Wahl
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The be-speckled Tyler draws a comic-book fight ("Kapow!") one morning just before his mother tells him that he'll have to take the school bus today. He walks reluctantly and with trepidation toward the corner of Owl Creek and Bridge, where lots of kids already await the bus. The boys pick on Tyler, and before the bus arrives, he's been knocked down and his lunch vandalized. Then, after the bus is hijacked by three armed men - at least one has an Arabic name - who use a cell phone to demand money and the release of political prisoners, Tyler opens his portable chemistry set and sets to work on an escape plan. Is heroism just around the corner? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Everything a short should be--see it at Atom Films!
1 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short rocks. It has quality acting, film-making, production, and it kept me entertained from start to finish. Even though it was made a few years ago, obviously pre Sept. 11th (my birthday, alas) the theme of terrorists hijacking a bus is poignant and gripping. Ending is a little down, but that's probably what the director intended. The score and editing keep things moving, and the DP is really talented. I don't know how they filmed some of those shots inside a bus, unless it wasn't a real bus. It's probably not easy working with kid actors but the director gets top performances, especially from the lead, Jameson Baltes. Looking on IMDb I see he's not been doing much lately. Shame because he's really talented. Anyhow, I give THE BUS STOP 9 out of 10 stars and recommend it to anyone who is interested. You won't be disappointed.


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