The Big Bus

The Big Bus

Joseph Bologna
Director: James Frawley Cast: Joseph Bologna
Joseph Bologna
, Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
, John Beck
John Beck
James Frawley

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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 René Auberjonois (parodying his M*A*S*H role), Ned Beatty, José Ferrer, Ruth Gordon (doing a devastating send-up of Airport's Helen Hayes), Sally Kellerman, Richard Mulligan, and many others; Murphy Dunne contributes a memorable bit as a smarmy cocktail pianist. Unfortunately, The Big Bus was dumped onto the summer 1976 release schedule without fanfare by Paramount, and it sank without a trace.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2020
UPC: 0032429336538
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 16,430

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Bologna Dan Torrance
Stockard Channing Kitty Baxter
John Beck Shoulders O'Brien
René Auberjonois Father Kudos
Ned Beatty Shorty Scotty
Bob Dishy Dr. Kurtz
José Ferrer Ironman
Ruth Gordon Old Lady
Harold Gould Prof. Baxter
Larry Hagman Parking Lot Doctor
Sally Kellerman Sybil Crane
Richard Mulligan Claude Crane
Lynn Redgrave Camille Levy
Richard B. Shull Emery Bush
Stuart Margolin Alex
Howard Hesseman Scotty's Aide Jack
Mary Wilcox Mary Jane Beth Sue
Walter Brooke Mr. Ames
Vic Tayback Goldie
Murphy Dunne Tommy Joyce
Miriam Byrd-Nethery Farmer's wife
Dennis Kort Farmer's son
James Jeter Bus Bartender
Raymond Guth Pickup truck driver.
Vito Scotti Barber
Harry Holcombe Priest
Morgan Upton 1st Cemetary Man
Dan Barrows 2nd Cemetary Man
Selma Archerd Bus Passenger
Joe Brooks Passenger
Richard Crystal Passenger
David Essex Passenger
Mickey Fox Passenger
Judy Motulsky Passenger
Cynthia Szigeti Passenger
Ann Weldon Passenger
Bert Williams Passenger
Andrew Winner Passenger
Carol Worthington Passenger
Alex Brown Passenger
Nick Pellegrino Passenger
Harry Frazier Passenger

Technical Credits
James Frawley Director
Chris Christenberry Asst. Director
Lawrence J. Cohen Producer,Screenwriter
Larry Cohen Producer,Screenwriter
Bob Dawson Special Effects
Mel Efros Asst. Director
Marianna Elliott Costumes/Costume Designer
Fred Freeman Producer,Screenwriter
Barbara Krieger Set Decoration/Design
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Julia Phillips Executive Producer
Michael Phillips Executive Producer
Joel Schiller Score Composer,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
David Shire Score Composer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Lee Vasque Special Effects
Edward Warschilka Editor
Doc Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer

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