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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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An astonishing short film.
6 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Congrats to the cast and crew for making a film they should be really proud of. Especially noteworthy is the performance of the young lead actor, Jameson Baltes, who conveys an astonishing range of emotion without uttering even a single word of dialogue!

Also to be commended are the cinematographer, Christopher Tufty, and the composer, Michael Verta, who, respectively, do a sublime job of shooting and scoring this film. "The Bus Stop" is an excellent short film.


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