Saturday, April 9, 2011

Superbus the movie

An article in the Huffington Post called, "Dutch Superbus" reminded me of a great spoof movie made in the 70's called,"The Big Bus". It was about a nuclear powered bus that makes a non-stop trip from New York to Denver. A mysterious, criminal organization called "The Oil Lobby" tries to sabotage the bus with a number of different schemes. You know the plot .. the same as Airplane.

The protagonist is the driver named "Shoulders­" (John Beck) He's unfortunately a narcolepti­c. It's like Airplane but better in a bad way. There are number of famous character actors in the movie like, Stockard Channing, Ned Beatty (who plays Shorty Scotty) and Larry Hagman (who plays the Parking Lot Doctor).

Trivia from IMDB - On the news van that appears near the beginning of the film, the call letters are WZAZ. These call letters also appear in many comedies from what's known as the "ZAZ" team - Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker - though they had nothing to do with this film.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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