The Big Bus
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The Big Bus is set aboard a nonstop, nuclear-powered luxury bus commandeered by Joseph Bologna. Naturally, Bologna is a tortured hero with a deep dark secret (he keeps insisting he didn't eat all those passengers on his last disastrous drive). Stockard Channing and Harold Gould play the designers of the big bus, and of course they have a few skeletons in their closet. In fact, there isn't a passenger on the all-star manifest that isn't hiding something. The supporting cast features contributions by RenÚ Auberjonois (parodying his M*A*S*H role), Ned Beatty, JosÚ Ferrer, Ruth Gordon… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"I'd like to pretend it's a better movie than it is... its failings aren't gross and its modest pleasures are so far superior to the general run this slummy summer season that I feel very kindly toward it."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"The Big Bus [is] a consistently clever comedy that had the misfortune of being a couple of years ahead of its time."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"Zany bus ride tries to be 'Mad World,' but hits pot hole"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"The Big Bus can be hit-or-miss in its humor. But the hits are fairly big and the misses are comparatively small."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"The 'star-studded' cast of familiar faces is one of the conventions of disaster movies that writers Cohen and Fred Freeman have stuck to"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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