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The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the... See more »

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Dan Torrance
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Kitty Baxter
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Shoulders
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Father Kudos
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Shorty Scotty
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Dr. Kurtz
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Ironman (as Jose Ferrer)
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Old Lady
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Professor Baxter
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Parking Lot Doctor
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Sybil Crane
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Claude Crane
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Camille Levy
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Emery Bush
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Alex
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Jack
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Mary Jane Beth Sue (as Mary Wilcox)
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Mr. Ames
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Goldie
Murphy Dunne ...
Tommy Joyce
Raymond Guth ...
Farmer
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Farmer's Wife
Dennis Kort ...
Farmer's Son
James Jeter ...
Bus Bartender
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Barber
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Priest
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First Cemetery Man
Beans Morocco ...
Second Cemetery Man (as Dan Barrows)
Della Thomas ...
Stewardess
Jess Nadelman ...
TV Reporter
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Bus Station Greeter
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Bus Passenger
Chuck Bergansky ...
Bus Passenger
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Bus Passenger
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Bus Passenger (as Alex A. Brown)
Bart Carpinelli ...
Bus Passenger
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Jerry DeWilde ...
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Karalee Fenske ...
Bus Passenger
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Bus Passenger
Harry Frazier ...
Bus Passenger
Laurie Hagen ...
Bus Passenger
An Tsan Hu ...
Bus Passenger
Gregory C. Johnson ...
Bus Passenger
Walter Lott ...
Bus Passenger
Vincent Milana ...
Bus Passenger
Judy Motulsky ...
Bus Passenger
Erin Kathleen O'Reilly ...
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Cynthia Szigeti ...
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Ann Weldon ...
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Bert Williams ...
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Andrew Winner ...
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Directed by

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James Frawley

Written by

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Fred Freeman ... (written by) &
Lawrence J. Cohen ... (written by)

Produced by

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Lawrence J. Cohen ... producer
Fred Freeman ... producer
Julia Phillips ... executive producer
Michael Phillips ... executive producer

Music by

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David Shire

Cinematography by

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Harry Stradling Jr. ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Edward Warschilka ... film editor

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by

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Joel Schiller

Set Decoration by

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Barbara Krieger

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Marianna Elliott

Makeup Department

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Carol Pershing ... hair stylist
Stanley Smith ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Phil Rawlins ... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. ... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chris Christenberry ... assistant director
Mel Efres ... assistant director
Victor Hsu ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Les Gobruegge ... assistant art director
Sidney H. Greenwood ... property master (as Sid Greenwood)

Sound Department

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Howard Beals ... sound effects editor (as Howard L. Beals)
Al Overton Jr. ... sound mixer
John Wilkinson ... re-recording mixer (as Doc Wilkinson)

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Gail Brown ... special effects
Bob Dawson ... special effects
Lee Vasque ... special effects
Kevin Pike ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Ashby ... stunts (uncredited)
Gregory J. Barnett ... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Clifford Hutchison ... electrical gaffer (as Cliff Hutchison)
Tom May ... key grip (as Thomas May)
Norman Lang ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael W. Hoffman ... costume supervisor: men (as Michael Hoffman)
Jean Merrick ... costume supervisor: women

Music Department

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Robert Krueger ... music editor
Dennis Budimir ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Clare Fischer ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie ... orchestrator (uncredited) (episode: "The Big Fight")
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Lee Ritenour ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
David Shire ... conductor (uncredited)
Tommy Vig ... musician: drums (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Gene Clinesmith ... driver (uncredited)
Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jeanne Field ... secretary to the director
Bonnie Prendergast ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver 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

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Taglines Join the passengers on The Big Bus - the craziest spoof movie of them all See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le bus en folie (France)
  • El autobús atómico (Spain)
  • Il fantabus (Italy)
  • Wielki autobus (Poland)
  • Cíclope, el autobús atómico (Argentina)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia The set-up cost to build "The Big Bus" vehicle was around $250,000. See more »
Goofs When the bus is being pulled out of the garage, the top of the front section just fits under the top of the door opening, but the back section of the bus includes an observation dome that is taller then the front of the bus. It could've never been pulled out of the garage. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Desperately Seeking Miss October (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Tommy Joyce See more »
Crazy Credits Paramount Pictures thanks Trailways for their help and technical assistance in making this impossible picture possible. See more »
Quotes Dan: You eat one lousy foot and they call you a cannibal. What a world!
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