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Bus 174 (2002)
"Ônibus 174" (original title)

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Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anonymous ...
Himself - Rio SWAT Team Officer
Maria Aparecida ...
Herself - Damiana's Daughter
Captain Batista ...
Himself - Rio SWAT Team Negotiator
Luanna Belmon ...
Herself - Undergraduate Student
Claudete Beltrana ...
Herself - Former Street Kid
Luciana Carvalho ...
Herself - Secretary
Coelho ...
Himself - Former Street Kid
Damiana ...
Herself
Yvonne Bezerra de Mello ...
Herself - Social Worker
Julieta do Nacimento ...
Herself - Sandro's Maternal Aunt
Sandro do Nascimento ...
Himself (archive footage)
Dona Elza ...
Herself
Geísa Firmo Gonçalves ...
Herself (archive footage)
José Henrique ...
Himself - TV Cameraman
Cláudia Macumbinha ...
Herself - Former Street Kid
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Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic-ending event became one of violence's most shocking portraits, and one of the scariest examples of police incompetence and abuse in recent years. Written by fabreu@rio.com.br

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Rated R for language, violent images and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 2003 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Autobus 174  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,625 (USA) (10 October 2003)

Gross:

$216,158 (USA) (23 April 2004)
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Suffocatingly sad wake-up call
2 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie, and I cannot imagine a more terrifying, sad, and heartbreaking piece of film existing. this movie is simply devastating. I was sobbing within the first 20 minutes. A young man of 19(who looks about 50)hi-jacks a bus and we see the results of an agonizing life play out before our eyes. It is hard to watch, and hard not to deeply care for Sandro. I cannot put into words how heartbreaking and important this movie is. Sandro's life is irrevocably doomed, and we discover there are thousands almost exactly like him, roaming the streets of Rio, desperate and hungry for any kind of social acknowledgement. It should be required viewing for the human race.


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