Watch: Bustin’ Loose 1981 123movies, Full Movie Online – After violating his probation, ex-con Joe Braxton is given a second chance at freedom: schoolteacher Vivian Perry hires him to repair an old school bus and use it to drive a group of special-education kids from Philadelphia, where their home, The Clarmont Center for Children, is being shut down, to their new home at Ms. Perry’s Washington Farm. The kids have severe mental problems and Joe is not looking forward to the trip, but he starts to bond with them and Vivian and offers his support and love as he changes his outlook on life. But social worker Donald, who gave Joe his break (and is Vivian’s lover), is hot on their trail and wants Joe back in prison. Joe and Vivian must now stop Donald from sending the children back to Philadelphia, where they’ll have no future..
Plot: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country.
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Good sentimental favorite made even more enjoyable by the comedy of Richard Pryor.
Over the years when nothing else is on I watch Bustin’ Loose from time to time, it is such a good feel good movie. Neat story which has Richard Pryor as con man Joe Braxton who is maneuvered into taking a group of disturbed kids from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania along with their teacher Cicely Tyson to a farm in Washington state owned by the aunt and uncle of Cicely Tyson. This movie is a great journey of respect and friendship it shows just how that no matter how different people are they can become friends and learn to care and respect one another. This is not typical Richard Pryor you don’t find much strong language but Pryor is plenty enough his comical and funny self to make this film a winner. So if you haven’t seen this give it a watch it shows from time to time on cable. Probably one of the better movies of Richard Pryor.
A nice family comedy
This is a really nice film. I bought it on DVD and saw it last night. I had seen it various times through the years. Last night was the first time I had seen it in along time. Without Richard Pryor it could have been an after school special. I have always liked Richard Pryor in his films, he always played a normal human being, he never got into the supercop comedies like Eddie Murphy did. Pryor showed in this film that he could be tender as well as funny. It is a little gem of movie, very lite, but very funny and heartwarming.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Oz Scott, Michael Schultz
Writer Lonne Elder III, Richard Pryor, Roger L. Simon
Actors Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr.
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm