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Bustin' Loose (1981)

R
94 min | Comedy, Drama

The director of a foster home is forced to move her kids from Philadelphia to Seattle in a broken down bus - driven by a fast-talking parolee assigned to the task. A hilarious road trip adventure.
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Lonne Elder III (adaptation) | Richard Pryor (story) | Roger L. Simon (screenplay)
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May 22, 1981 (United States)
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Richard Pryor
Joe Braxton Joe Braxton   See fewer
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Cicely Tyson
Vivian Perry Vivian Perry   See fewer
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Angel Ramirez Jr.
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Jimmy Hughes
Harold Harold   See fewer
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Edwin DeLeon
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Janet Wong
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Kia Cooper
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George Coe
Doctor Wilson T. Renfrew Doctor Wilson T. Renfrew   See fewer
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Bill Quinn
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Roy Jenson
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Fred Carney
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Peggy McCay
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Luke Andreas
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Earl Billings
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Mathew Clark
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Nick Dimitri
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Paul Gardner
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Gary Goetzman
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Joe Jacobs
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Paul Mooney
Marvin Marvin   See fewer
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Lee Noblitt
Farmer Farmer   See fewer
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Morgan Roberts
Uncle Humphrey Uncle Humphrey   See fewer
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Vern Taylor
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Rick Sawaya
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Shila Turna
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Gloria Jewel Waggener
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Jonelle White
Sales Clerk Sales Clerk   See fewer
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Jewell Williams
Miss Thomas Miss Thomas   See fewer
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Sunny Woods
Linette Peasley Linette Peasley   See fewer
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Vincent Price
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Craig Richards
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6.1 / 10 | 2,687 votes