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share it with my daughter. One of the few movies Richard stars in for a kid crowd. Ms.Tyson plays the mother role to perfection
with all the childrens roles shining. I think this movie was a
big hit for foster children.It showed the system in a funny way.
Again, it was so funny. I think every home should own this movie. Richard of old, with the funny for all time.
The film does have some strong moments. Easy mix of slapstick humour and drama in surprisingly good way. Likable Characters of kids in the movie. The picture does often have street language but does have the heart of a family movie. I haven`t seen all the films of Richard Pryor but he gives a memorable role and probably his best role to date. Definitely a movie worth watching with friends and family. Grade:B+.
This movie is wonderful
Since I was raised on comedies like BLAZING SADDLES, ANIMAL HOUSE and CADDYSHACK--definitely NOT family entertainment--I'm not the best judge of what families should be watching and laughing at.
You wouldn't believe what I had to take out of my script. The production company had me cut all cigarette-smoking scenes and I was eventually permitted one scene with cigarettes. I had to take out the term "work release program." Yeah, that restrictive. I was told, in today's climate, that cigarettes shown in a mainstream film will probably guarantee a PG-13.
So I bought a DVD copy of the 1981 Richard Pryor movie, BUSTIN' LOOSE, to give to the VP of Production (he was the one citing MPAA rules during our calls and meetings)...just to see his head explode.
BUSTIN' LOOSE is a family film. And even though Richard Pryor's name is all over it (star, producer, story credit), I don't think anyone told Richard that this was a nice family film. He plays a small-time hood tasked by his parole officer to take a bus full of special needs kids across the country. There's a genuine heart to this film...but the language is harsh and nonstop. The road trip with Richard, the kids and the harried Cicely Tyson make for a nice story that grows on you, although the scenes following their arrival are weird and feel unrelated.Read more ›
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I love Richard Pryor the comedian. Richard Pryor the actor is just okay. Basically, Richard Pryor's character is driving a group of bad a** kids to a farm. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Crystal
This is one of my favorite movies from my childhood. I laugh my you-know-what off everytime I see it. Certain parts of it are over-the-top funny in my opinion. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ginger Geronimo
Richard Pryor is a legend of comedy as well as Phip Willis. Their comedies styles are different but hilarious. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Karen Walker
I went back and watched this film that was a common part of my childhood growing up. Was one of Richard Pryor's best films. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Neil K. Stephenson
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