Has anyone ever heard of this movie?
I haven’t. From what I can see it has a devoted following.
It predates Airplane!, the gold standard of disaster movie parodies. It’s about the world’s first nuclear powered bus on its maiden voyage from New York to Denver.
The captain is a guy who was accused of cannibalism after the bus he drove crashed in the mountains and 110 passengers were eaten. He claims to have only eaten a foot.
“You eat one foot and they say you’re a cannibal.”
Reading user reviews, I have never seen such a chasm between people who rave about it and people who say it stinks on ice.
From what I’ve seen it can go either way. It might be so bad it’s good. Or it might be so bad it’s bad.
10/10 because I grew up with this movie. I also went through a phase where I was totally obsessed with the Big Bus itself. I turned my bed into one using sheets and other things. I also drew lots of pictures of it but at the time my drawings were so much better then the one in the movie..well so I thought. I still laugh the movie even now. I would love to hear from anyone that knows what happened to the actual shell / props of the bus. I have a feeling like most things, they have been scrapped, bummer! I own a copy on VHS that we taped from the TV years ago. It’s totally 80’s because it has all the old commercials on it (Australian ones mind you). Funny stuff!
There’s a funny story about this movie. My dad said he remembered liking it and showed it to me. I was eager to see it, since he raved on it. During the movie, I laughed a little bit, maybe once or twice, but that’s it. I didn’t want to make him sad, so I pretended to laugh. When it was done, my dad and I didn’t talk. For a while, we turned the movie off in silence. After about two minutes, my dad says “Wow, I..uhh…don’t remember it being that bad. Sorry.”. I was glad that he hated it too. We hated it together. It was not a funny movie at all. Actually, towards the end, he asked me if I wanted to turn it off, since it was so bad, but I said no. I didn’t know that was what he meant, though. Look, don’t see this. PLEASE! Just don’t. Save an hour and a half of your life. Please.