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Fatty Drives the Bus (1999)

Oh no! It appears as if Satan isn't going to fill his soul quota this month! So of course, he turns himself into a tour guide and takes a bus-load of unsuspecting tourists on a ride down the highway to hell.

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Mick Napier

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Mick Napier
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scot Robinson ... Satan / Roger
Joe Bill Joe Bill ... Jesus
Ken Manthey Ken Manthey ... Narrator
Dave Adler Dave Adler ... Dave (as David Adler)
Michael Coleman ... Chuck (as Mike Coleman)
Susan Messing ... Molly
Ellen Stoneking Ellen Stoneking ... Mamie
Beth Cahill ... Lana
Mike Monterastelli Mike Monterastelli ... Bridget
Dan Wachtel Dan Wachtel ... Sam
Tom Keevers Tom Keevers ... Bud
Ed Furman Ed Furman ... Mr. Zodsworth
Jodi Lennon ... Mrs. Zodsworth
Mark Sutton Mark Sutton ... Martin
Gary Ruderman Gary Ruderman ... Fatty
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Oh no! It appears as if Satan isn't going to fill his soul quota this month! So of course, he turns himself into a tour guide and takes a bus-load of unsuspecting tourists on a ride down the highway to hell.

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Satan's Ride on the Highway To Hell! All Aboard For Mayhem!!

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In early rehearsals for Fatty Drives the Bus, writer/actor Eric Von Hoffman was set to play a puddle of water. See more »

Quotes

Jim: Good morning, Satan. Want a donut?
Satan: Shut the fuck up.
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One of the most amazing movies ever.
2 February 2001 | by Mr. PulseSee all my reviews

No, I'm not joking around. If you ever, EVER, have the chance to see this movie see it. If you need chop off your arm to see it, see it. It's worth it.

Fatty Drives The Bus is unlike any film you've ever seen. It takes trash cinema and elevates it to a work of art. While it contains poor shots, idiotic characters, bad dialogue, strange acting, and cinematography that belongs on public access in Iowa, it actually succeeds in its goal as a film. It strives to be the dumbest, strangest, most inane movie you've ever seen. And boy does it ever succeed.

I will lay out the plot for those of you who worry about such things (the filmmakers obviously didn't), but really you needn't pay too much attention because the entire film's plot is presented in a very long piece of text played before the opening credits. In any event, FDTB (as its admirers call it) is the story of a bus tour through Chicago, which is led by Satan. You see, Jesus is in town, and all the passengers on the bus are supposed to die, and all their souls would have gone to hell, except with Jesus in town, a lackey in hell calls off the job, and this angers Satan because, well he doesn't like looking like a fool in front of the guy, so he decides to get the people on the bus to sign over their souls to him directly, but he's a devil, so he needs to disguise himself, otherwise, who'd go on a tour with him right, so he disguises himself as Roger and he gets on the bus, where the driver is never referred to by name, but he is kind of fat, so I guess he's Fatty. The bus (and the riders) are on a collision course with wackiness!

Examples of some lunacy: The title repeats on the screen 3 times. I don't know why. A character appears on the bus in mid-trip without explanation or introduction, and occassionally sits next to the others, and they look at her like she doesn't belong. I don't know why. Two characters fall in love and exchange longing glances, that are really the same shots repeated over and over again. I don't know why. After Satan gives a minute long monologue about transforming into human form a title card flashes "Satan is going to transform." I don't know why. One character is a woman who is very obviously a man in drag, and is referred to by other characters as "the glamorous Bridget." I don't know why.

If there was one good thing that came out of my internship at Troma last summer it was getting my own copy of Fatty Drives The Bus.


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English

Release Date:

14 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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