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Bus Driver (2016)

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A high school bus on its way to a retreat blows a tire and stops at the nearest ranch for help. The driver, five troubled students, and their ridiculous gym- teacher chaperone find, instead... See full summary »


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"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul." - Drew Barrymore. Ever since the second grade when he first saw her in E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Brian Herzlinger has had a crush on ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Gunn, Brian Herzlinger, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Brian Herzlinger, Drew Barrymore, John August


Credited cast:
Steven Chase ... Gooch Girabaldi
Steve Daron ... Joe Smythe
Holly Elissa ... Dylan
Robert Forster ... General Sorbin
Michael Bailey Smith ... Jace
Mitch Holleman ... Cayden
Patrick Johnson ... Paul
Olivia Alexander ... Madeline
Ashley Jackson ... Kim
Tom Williamson ... Holden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ari Boyland ... Yuppie
Josh Butcher ... Officer Rice
Joshua Lou Friedman Joshua Lou Friedman ... Fausto
Michael Guarnera ... Officer Disano
Jeff Gurwood ... Dean


A high school bus on its way to a retreat blows a tire and stops at the nearest ranch for help. The driver, five troubled students, and their ridiculous gym- teacher chaperone find, instead, criminals who will stop at nothing to make sure their drug operations aren't discovered. The students and teacher are easy prey for these animals, but standing in the way of certain death is a force more determined and more skilled than any of them ever expected: The Bus Driver. Written by Brian Herzlinger

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Release Date:

4 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moments of Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

Acton, California, USA


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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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You have to be pretty forgiving with this one.
16 October 2016 | by TherzThzSee all my reviews

This really isn't that bad. It looks quite cheap but after seeing the title card I can almost believe this came out in the 1970's. If there wasn't a few cell phone references in the beginning this could have taken place in 1977 or something. That really would have worked in it's favour.

The plot isn't particularly new. A bus carrying a few teachers and some troubled teens crashes, and the group looks for help in a nest of drug cartel types. But wouldn't you know it? The bus driver is some sort of ex military ass kicker.

It's pretty fun. There's a few nice stylistic shots, some good violent fights and some well needed nudity and some good lines. The film knows it's place and tries to tick all the boxes. The main characters are decent enough; they don't aimlessly bicker like we see in low budget horror, which is a nice change.

I'd recommend this if you like low budget action from the 70's and 80's. It isn't a good movie by critical or mainstream standards. But the plot is pretty tight and the characters deal with the situation in believable and proactive ways. Which is all one can ask of any movie.

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