The Big Bus (1976)

Director
James Frawley

Main cast
Joseph Bologna; Stockard Channing; John Beck; Rene Auberjonois; Ned Beatty

Genres
Action, Comedy

Description
The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is making it's maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down on his luck driver, with a reputation for eating his passengers, be able to complete the journey?


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