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

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