Bustin' Loose

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Overview

It's The African Queen meets Richard Pryor in this schmaltzy and salty attempt by Pryor to appeal to the family crowd. Pryor plays Joe Braxton, an inept burglar whose parole officer Donald (Robert Christian) wants to help out. Knowing that Joe is an excellent mechanic, he refers him to Vivian Perry (Cicely Tyson), the director of a school for emotionally disturbed children. The school is about to close for lack of funds, and Vivian wants to flee Philadelphia with eight of her charges and get to a farm in ...
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Overview

It's The African Queen meets Richard Pryor in this schmaltzy and salty attempt by Pryor to appeal to the family crowd. Pryor plays Joe Braxton, an inept burglar whose parole officer Donald (Robert Christian) wants to help out. Knowing that Joe is an excellent mechanic, he refers him to Vivian Perry (Cicely Tyson), the director of a school for emotionally disturbed children. The school is about to close for lack of funds, and Vivian wants to flee Philadelphia with eight of her charges and get to a farm in Washington State where the children can grow up in the fresh air and away from the urban environment. Joe is enlisted to drive the bus, which continually breaks down en route, permitting Joe plenty of time to interact with the kids -- taking them fishing, teaching them strip poker, and convincing a Vietnamese girl not to sell her body. The prim and proper Vivian holds up her nose at the vulgar and sloppy Joe, so it is inevitable that at journey's end the two will find true romance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2005
  • UPC: 025192417924
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,888

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Pryor Joe Braxton
Cicely Tyson Vivian Perry
Alphonso Alexander Martin
Kia Cooper Samantha
Edwin de Leon Ernesto
Jimmy Hughes Harold
Edwin Kinter Anthony
Tami Luchow Linda
Angel Ramirez Julio
Janet Wong Annie
Robert Christian Donald
George Coe Dr. Wilson T. Renfrew
Bill Quinn Judge Antonio Runzuli
Fred Carney Alfred Schuyler
Roy Jenson Klan Leader
Luke Andreas Loader
Inez Pedroza Herself
Peggy McCay Gladys Schuyler
Earl Billings Man at Parole Office
Nick Dimitri Frank Munjak
Paul Gardner Anchorman
Ben Gerard Man
Gary Goetzman Store Manager
Paul Mooney Marvin
Morgan Roberts Uncle Humphrey
Vern Taylor Highway Patrolman #1
Technical Credits
Oz Scott Director
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Clifford C. Coleman Asst. Director
John W. Corso Production Designer
Dennis Dalzell Cinematographer
Mark Davis Score Composer
Lonne Elder III Screenwriter
Sara V. Finney Screenwriter
Roberta Flack Score Composer
Michael S. Glick Producer
William Greaves Executive Producer
David Holden Editor
Harry Keramidas Editor
Stephen Loomis Costumes/Costume Designer
Daryl G. Nickens Screenwriter
Richard Pryor Producer
Roger Simon Screenwriter
Bill Whitten Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. On the Prowl (Main Titles) [3:38]
2. Audio/Video Specialists [5:34]
3. Self-Defense [4:08]
4. The Expert [4:07]
5. Field Trip [7:47]
6. Deviant Behavior [4:22]
7. Fire Starter [3:54]
8. Rest Area [2:12]
9. Stuck in a Rut [6:36]
10. A Good Catch [4:39]
11. Social Worker [6:06]
12. Running Away [5:50]
13. Putting Out the Fire [6:24]
14. Being Somebody [5:24]
15. The Cash Trapezoid [4:22]
16. Vanishing Act [5:52]
17. Lending a Hand [7:13]
18. Going Home (End Titles) [4:39]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English
      Spoken Language: Español
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding

    Richard is one of the funniest comedians that ever lived. This is a great movie and he will be missed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Versitility

    It was this film that gave me an expanded opinion of Mr. Pryor. Having seen him as a comedian for so long, I was completely surprised to see him not only take on a serious role, but he seemed to do it so effortlessly. This movie is a tear-jerker, so cryers beware. :-) Its a definite classic and a must have for the Richard Pryor fan... Oh, and did I say, you can watch it with your kids. I'm still searching for the musical scores to this video. Any ideas, please let me know.

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