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Big Bus, The (1976)

This film is about a nuclear-powered bus that is a cross between a 747 jetliner and the QEII. It’s also a spoof of Hollywood disaster movies overstuffed with non-stop corny gags.

When the driver is injured, washed-up, down-on-his-luck-but-used-to-be-great Dan Torrance (Joseph Bologna) – who as it happens, used to be engaged to the inventor’s daughter, Kitty (Stockard Channing) – is brought in to drive the giant bus which includes a one-lane swimming pool and a one-lane bowling alley.

A lot of frantic passengers and crew members act silly as the bus makes its maiden express trip from New York to Denver – Most of the audience may want to get off somewhere east of the Mississippi.

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Dan Torrance
Joseph Bologna
Kitty Baxter
Stockard Channing
John Beck
Shorty Scotty
Ned Beatty
Father Kudos
Rene Auberjonois
Jose Ferrer
Dr Kurtz
Bob Dishy
Parking Lot Doctor
Larry Hagman
Sybil Crane
Sally Kellerman
Claude Crane
Richard Mulligan
Camille Levy
Lynn Redgrave
Old Lady
Ruth Gordon
Professor Baxter
Harold Gould
Emery Bush
Richard B. Shull
Stuart Margolin

James Frawley