Bus 174

Bus 174

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Description & Features+

A shocking, hypnotic look at a real-life disaster. In June 2000, an armed gunman hijacked a bus in downtown Rio de Janeiro. An angry, strung-out former street kid, he spent an afternoon threatening his hostages while the lurid drama was broadcast live over the national TV networks. The extensive newsreel footage from this terrible event forms the bulk of Bus 174, but director Jose Padilha takes time to fill in the background, too: the poverty-broken world of the gunmen is detailed, and so is the political situation that led to some ludicrous decision-making on the part of the authorities during the siege. The fact that most viewers outside Brazil don't know how the ordeal ended will add to the suspense, but either way this is a gripping experience.

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BoxedSet
No
Cast
Cast Not Available
Closed captioning
No
English rating
14A
Format
DVD
Language
English
Number of discs
1
Quebec rating
13+
Silent
No
Brand
E1 Entertainment
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30040305
SKU
125867
UPC
82157512385

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