A Pryor Engagement

Bustin’ Loose

Pryor plays an ex-con who hits the road with a busload of orphans.

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USA 1981
Dir Oz Scott
With Cicely Tyson, Ángel Ramírez Jr, Richard Pryor, Jimmy Hughes
Certificate PG

Based on a story idea by Pryor, Bustin’ Loose has him firing on all cylinders as an ex-con getting back on his feet with a job driving a busload of orphans from Philadelphia to Seattle. Cicely Tyson anchors the madcap journey west as a teacher with a heart of gold and the object of Pryor’s affection.

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