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September 6, 2010
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.
April 27, 2010
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.
April 9, 2007
wow this film is great by richard pryor are greatest performed with an 8 kid & the teacher for the road trip.
½ March 20, 2009
This is a timeless comedy. To the story to the soundtrack (Roberta Flack). I love the at the end of the movie when my jam comes on (dah dah dah dah, dah dah, dah dah,da da, dah dah dah dah dah dah)
February 10, 2008
Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old school bus and drive a group of Special kids to Ms. Perry's Washington Farm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to give them a new home after The Clarmont Center for Children is shut down by the city. The kids have severe mental problems and Joe is not looking forward to the trip at all, but Joe later bonds with Vivian and the children, offering his support and love and changes his outlook on life. But Donald, the social worker and Vivian's lover who gave Joe his break is hot on their tail and wants Joe back in prison. Joe and Vivian must now prevent Donald from sending the children back to Philidelphia where they'll have no future.
June 24, 2007
Imagine Richard Pryor as your bus driver to school. Do you think for one minute he would take most of the mess you gave yours growing up?? Hell no. A road trip with a bunch of troubled teens with him driving the bus was bound to be funny. The only fault in this is language...in 1981 you just wasnt gonna get away with that with kids but it still makes for a very funny Pryor movie. R.I.P
September 17, 2014
Richard Pryor's best work ever.
½ March 25, 2012
Solid first half, but then spirals downhill quickly. It's certainly not without its charms, though - just a bit too corny.

And the ending, well, the ending defines 'corny.'
½ October 2, 2011
The first half is very touching when Richard Pryor's character seems to connect emotionally with the children, and then it all of a sudden becomes a crazy slapstick caper until an abrupt end. I still like it though.
April 8, 2005
:fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: [font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Richard Pryor, may not have alot to be proud of in his, thespian life, but this is one of the things that he can be proud of. Not just a funny movie, with tired jokes, about parolees working with kids but a funny movie with alot of depth, about a parolee working with kids.[/size][/font]
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