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The Big Bus PG

At last — the first disaster movie where everybody dies (laughing).
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 11, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1976
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 11


User Ratings: 1,834
What we have here is a strident comedy which is wholly off-target. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Oct 30, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- The Big Bus can be hit-or-miss in its humor. But the hits are fairly big and the misses are comparatively small. Full Review
Aisle Seat
Oct 8, 2013
Rating: B -- 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. Full Review
Movie Chambers
Nov 1, 2013
You should never feel the creators desperately trying to force laughs where they don't naturally exist. That is the main problem of James Frawley's The Big Bus. Full Review
Gannett News Service
Nov 4, 2019
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The Big Bus [is] a consistently clever comedy that had the misfortune of being a couple of years ahead of its time. Full Review
The Dissolve
Oct 28, 2013
The 'star-studded' cast of familiar faces is one of the conventions of disaster movies that writers Cohen and Fred Freeman have stuck to
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 2/5 -- Zany bus ride tries to be 'Mad World,' but hits pot hole
Kansas City Kansan
Oct 19, 2004

Product Description:

A star-studded cast headlines this outlandish spoof on disaster films in which a gigantic nuclear powered bus--containing a swimming pool, a bowling alley, and a piano bar--and goes out of control and nearly crashes while making a coast-to-coast journey. With a cannibalistic driver (Joseph Bologna) and an oil company man who is working overtime to sabotage the bus, the passengers (Stockard Channing, Richard Mulligan, Ruth Gordon, Rene Auberjonois, and more) assured a bumpy ride. Director James Frawley's (TV's The Monkees) is an obvious influence on 1980's AIRPLANE!.

Plot Synopsis:

There's a new bus on the road -- it's nuclear powered and the highest of high-tech. Only problem is, one of the drivers of this supermodern vehicle has a slight tendency to lose consciousness from time to time...
A star-filled spoof of disaster flicks.


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  • Sales Rank: 2,740
  • UPC: 032429336538
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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