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Holiday on the Buses

Directed by Bryan Izzard
United Kingdom, 1973


Having been fired from the bus company, lazy drivers Stan and Jack land cushy jobs at a posh holiday resort. But there’s trouble in paradise when the two discover their old nemesis, Inspector Blakey, is the new camp security chief.

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Holiday on the Buses Directed by Bryan Izzard

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Holiday on the Buses

    Nostalgia is an odd creature. What draws one to this film: recapturing lost innocence? Recalling laughs past? Or refuge from societal strictures now? Probably, unlikely and highly likely. It’s not great cinema. Back then an easy cash-grab; now an unlikely raspberry to all that is politically correct - unfortunately a raspberry few will hear (near midnight now in terms of what’s permissible in these matters).

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Holiday on the Buses

    Functions on a greater level of satire than the two previous movies, with the broad spectrum of social caricatures ensuring that the film works more as a critique of this particular example of post-war "Englishness" & less as a celebration. Though still sexist in the extreme, the protagonist does suffer for his womanising, while the drab holiday camp setting can be seen as a grotesque microcosm of the country itself.

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