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Holiday on the Buses (1973)

Stan and Jack seek work at a bus driving holiday camp after being fired from the bus company for crashing two buses, only to find Inspector Blake works there also.

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Bryan Izzard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Varney ... Stan Butler
Stephen Lewis ... Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake
Doris Hare ... Mrs. Mabel Butler
Michael Robbins ... Arthur Rudge
Anna Karen ... Olive Rudge
Bob Grant ... Jack Harper
Wilfrid Brambell ... Bert Thompson
Kate Williams Kate Williams ... Red Cross Nurse
Arthur Mullard ... Wally Briggs
Queenie Watts Queenie Watts ... Mrs. Briggs
Henry McGee Henry McGee ... Holiday Camp Manager
Adam Rhodes Adam Rhodes ... Little Arthur
Michael Sheard ... Depot Manager
Hal Dyer Hal Dyer ... Mrs. Coombs
Franco De Rosa Franco De Rosa ... Luigi (as Franco Derosa)
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Storyline

Sacked by the bus company Stan and Jack get jobs as drivers ferrying punters to and from a holiday camp and arrange for the rest of the family to come and stay. Blakey is there as the chief security guard and manages to get caught in accidental compromising situations with the camp's nurse. The Butlers head for one disaster after another as Jack and Stan,still chasing women half their age,take two girls for a bus trip on the sands only for the bus to sink in as the tide approaches. Olive gets into bed with someone else's husband when she makes it back to the wrong chalet in the dark and 'little' Arthur sprays the chalet with ink,requiring a re-painting job. The holiday over Arthur's sidecar combination manages to come apart on the way out as it did on the way in. Written by don @ minifie-1

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It's a laugh package tour . . so come along with "the gang" See more »

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Trivia

The name of the holiday resort was "Pontin's Holiday Village". The location was a real life venue - now known as Pontin's Holiday Camp - and is situated in Prestatyn, North Wales. See more »

Goofs

During the sequence when Stan's Mystery Tour bus catches up with and proceeds to overtake Arthur and the family supposedly on their way To the Prestatyn Holiday Camp, they are in fact travelling in the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Briggs: No wonder you want me to take sleeping tablets, you're a sex maniac!
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1989 when the film was granted a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more »

Connections

Follows Mutiny on the Buses (1972) See more »

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holiday on the buses
16 August 2006 | by paultheflumpgarrettSee all my reviews

holiday on the buses is a classic British movie, with plenty of jokes and comic references, this truly is up there with the carry on movies and not forgetting the confession movies. quality 10/10. not too be missed!!!! on the buses, mutiny on the buses and holiday on the buses completes the hat-trick, these films are a must for any fan of the 60's , 70's British movie era. all movies are just over an hour and twenty minutes long, I've been a fan since i was a boy. the story: fired from the bus depot jack and stan go beside the seaside on a holiday camp in wales to run the resorts transport, but when their former inspector blakey turns up as chief security inspector all hell is gonna break loose for stan and jack.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein irrer Trip im Wahnsinnsbus See more »

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Anglo-EMI, Hammer Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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