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The Big Bus

The Big Bus (1976)

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Release Date: Jun 23, 1976 Wide

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The Big Bus is set aboard a nonstop, nuclear-powered luxury bus commandeered by Joseph Bologna. Naturally, Bologna is a tortured hero with a deep dark secret (he keeps insisting he didn't eat all those passengers on his last disastrous drive). Stockard Channing and Harold Gould play the designers of the big bus, and of course they have a few skeletons in their closet. In fact, there isn't a passenger on the all-star manifest that isn't hiding something. The supporting cast features contributions

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Before there was "Airplane," there was "The Big Bus." The granddaddy of the disaster spoof movies came out in 1976, and despite its unevenness, it's quite the hoot.

November 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
Movie Chambers

The Big Bus [is] a consistently clever comedy that had the misfortune of being a couple of years ahead of its time.

October 28, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

The Big Bus can be hit-or-miss in its humor. But the hits are fairly big and the misses are comparatively small.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

I'd like to pretend it's a better movie than it is... its failings aren't gross and its modest pleasures are so far superior to the general run this slummy summer season that I feel very kindly toward it.

February 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Parallax View
Parallax View

Zany bus ride tries to be 'Mad World,' but hits pot hole

October 19, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

The 'star-studded' cast of familiar faces is one of the conventions of disaster movies that writers Cohen and Fred Freeman have stuck to

January 1, 2000 Full Review
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Very much a mixed bag with a lot of talented performers trapped in this scattershot mess. Tries to lampoon the disaster movie craze and scores occasionally but mostly of the jokes fall flat.
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