Get on the Bus1996
Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer, De'aundre Bonds
Genre: Drama, History
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 120 minutes
Prolific director Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X) offers the fictionalized account of the pilgrimages black men all across the country made to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., and the process showcases a fine ensemble cast of eclectic actors. Shot in a fast-paced low-budget style, the film chronicles a bus trip beginning in Los Angeles and the passengers, all from vastly divergent ages, backgrounds, and beliefs, getting to know one another and discussing their respective reasons for making the trip. The group, including a gay couple, a father and his son, a cop, and an actor, each confront the hostilities and prejudices they have faced as well as the ones they hold within themselves. And along the road they encounter incidents that bring into sharp focus the need they feel to acknowledge their heritage and shared struggle. Frequently entertaining in its rapid pace and cutting dialogue, this small but ambitious effort is sure to provoke debate even as it entertains. --Robert Lane
Why are you even going to the march?
Niggas and cars, cars and niggas. Niggas need cars like cars need niggas. I gotta make me some money. You think I'm gonna miss out on all that networking, shit nigga you must be crazy. I got a joke for ya, nigga: What do you get when you cross a million lesbians and the million man march?
Ok, what do you get when you cross one million lesbians and the million man march?
Two million mother-f***ers who don't do dick.
You niggas somethin' else.
Nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga, all you niggas!
Hey Wendell, I got a joke for you: What do they call a black man with a Lexus dealership?