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The Big Bus (1976)

A nuclear powered bus driving cross-country, from New York City to Colorado, is destined for disaster due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby.

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James Frawley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Bologna ... Dan Torrance
Stockard Channing ... Kitty Baxter
John Beck ... Shoulders
Rene Auberjonois ... Father Kudos
Ned Beatty ... Shorty Scotty
Bob Dishy ... Dr. Kurtz
José Ferrer ... Ironman (as Jose Ferrer)
Ruth Gordon ... Old Lady
Harold Gould ... Professor Baxter
Larry Hagman ... Parking Lot Doctor
Sally Kellerman ... Sybil Crane
Richard Mulligan ... Claude Crane
Lynn Redgrave ... Camille Levy
Richard B. Shull ... Emery Bush
Stuart Margolin ... Alex
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Storyline

The ultimate disaster movie parody. A nuclear powered bus is going non-stop from New York City, New York to Denver, Colorado, and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. When the driver is injured, a washed up, down on his luck, but used to be great type, who as it happens, used to be engaged to the inventor's daughter is brought in to drive the giant bus which includes a one lane swimming pool and a one lane bowling alley. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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AT LAST - THE FIRST DISASTER MOVIE WHERE EVERYBODY DIES (laughing) See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The set-up cost to build "The Big Bus" vehicle was around two hundred fifty thousand dollars. See more »

Goofs

When they are loading the bus for the trip that begins in Midtown Manhattan, the bus is parked near a bus terminal. The only bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan is Port Authority Bus Terminal. The terminal used in the movie is not the Port Authority Bus Terminal. See more »

Quotes

Dan: I'd eaten everything else! I ate the seat cushions like they told us to in training!
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Crazy Credits

Paramount Pictures thanks Trailways for their help and technical assistance in making this impossible picture possible. See more »


Soundtracks

Air on the G String
(uncredited)
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Heard in Ironman's mansion
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User Reviews

Glorious Nonsense!
7 August 2002 | by colinr29See all my reviews

This film was a great way to spend an hour and a half winding up the day. I went to bed with a smile on my face!

It is not quite a "it's so bad it's good " type of film but it came close.

Don't take it seriously, let them off with a few flat jokes, and you'll have a giggle!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Bus See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,540,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,540,307
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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