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Film courtesy of NBCUniversal.
About “Bustin’ Loose”
Directed by Oz Scott | Running time: 1h 34min
Starring the one and only Richard Pryor and with music by Roberta Flack, “Bustin’ Loose” will take you from Philadelphia to Washington State on a road trip with Pryor as an ex-con-turned-bus-driver for a group of kids with special needs.
Synopsis: Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old school bus and drive a group of Special kids to Ms. Perry’s Washington Farm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to give them a new home after The Clarmont Center for Children is shut down by the city. The kids have severe mental problems and Joe is not looking forward to the trip at all, but Joe later bonds with Vivian and the children, offering his support and love and changes his outlook on life. But Donald, the social worker and Vivian’s lover who gave Joe his break is hot on their tail and wants Joe back in prison. Joe and Vivian must now prevent Donald from sending the children back to Philidelphia where they’ll have no future.