Bustin' Loose (1981)





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It's The African Queen meets Richard Pryor in this schmaltzy and salty attempt by Pryor to appeal to the family crowd. Pryor plays Joe Braxton, an inept burglar whose parole officer Donald (Robert Christian) wants to help out. Knowing that Joe is an excellent mechanic, he refers him to Vivian Perry (Cicely Tyson), the director of a school for emotionally disturbed children. The school is about to close for lack of funds, and Vivian wants to flee Philadelphia with eight of her charges and get to … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Richard Pryor, Roger L. Simon, Daryl G. Nickens, Sara V. Finney, Lonne Elder, III
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On DVD: Oct 19, 1999
Universal Pictures


as Joe Braxton

as Vivian Perry

as Samantha

as Ernesto

as Anthony

as Dr. Wilson T. Renfre...

as Clan Leader

as Alfred Schuyler

as Gladys Schuyler

as Man at Parole Office

as Frank Munjak

as Anchorman

as Store Manager

as Watchman

as Marvin

as Herself

as Uncle Humphrey

as Patrolman

as Patrolman

as Girl in Card Game

as Sales Clerk

as Thiss Thomas

as Linette
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Critic Reviews for Bustin' Loose

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Richard Pryor in his prime but the movie is mediocre.

June 7, 2007

March 4, 2008

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

August 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Bustin' Loose

Although the story is predictable and familiar, Pryor's comedy is what is showcased in this movie, and he's really funny. if you're a fan you should see this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

It seems every comedian has to do one of these movies with kids for some reason, not all of them being that good, but I really enjoyed this movie, Pryor is hilarious and there's some real exciting scenes. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes Pryor's comedy.

Lisa Spader

wow this film is great by richard pryor are greatest performed with an 8 kid & the teacher for the road trip.

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