Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 1996
Get on the bus
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Durée : 120 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : fiction


En 1995, 15 Africains Américains d’horizons différents prennent le car à Los Angeles pour se rendre à la « Million Man March » organisé par le leader Farrakhan à Washington. Au cours de ce voyage, chacun va apprendre à mieux se connaître et à comprendre pourquoi il a entrepris ce voyage.

Réalisation : Spike Lee
Scénario : Reggie Rock Bythewood
Production : Bill Borden, Spike Lee, Reuben Cannon et Barry Rosenbush
Musique : Terence Blanchard
Photographie : Elliot Davis
Montage : Leander T. Sales
Décors : Ina Mayhew
Costumes : Sandra Hernandez
Pays d’origine : États-Unis
Format : Couleurs
Genre : Drame
Durée : 120 minutes
Date de sortie : 1996

Richard Belzer : Rick
De’aundre Bonds : Junior
Andre Braugher : Flip
Thomas Jefferson Byrd : Evan Thomas Sr.
Gabriel Casseus : Jamal
Albert Hall : Craig
Hill Harper : Xavier
Harry J. Lennix : Randall
Bernie Mac : Jay
Wendell Pierce : Wendell
Roger Guenveur Smith : Gary
Isaiah Washington : Kyle
Steve White : Mike
Ossie Davis : Jeremiah
Charles S. Dutton : George


A group of African-American men who are taking a cross-country bus trip in order to participate in the Million Man March.
The Million Man March was a mass political demonstration held in the United States, in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995. Under the leadership of Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan, black men from across the United States converged on Washington in an effort to « convey to the world a vastly different picture of the Black male » [1] and to unite in self-help and self-defense against economic and social ills plaguing the African American community.

Charles S. Dutton___ George, the bus driver and trip organizer.
Ossie Davis___ Jeremiah aka « Pop », a downsized senior citizen who is an expert on African-American history.
Thomas Jefferson Byrd and De’aundre Bonds___ Evan & Evan Jr. aka « Smooth », an estranged father and son who are court ordered to be shackled together after Junior’s arrest for petty theft.
Isaiah Washington and Harry J. Lennix___ Kyle & Randall, a gay couple in the midst of breaking up.
Andre Braugher___Flip, a narcisstic actor.
Roger Guenveur Smith___ Gary, a police officer who is half black and half white.
Hill Harper___ Xavier, a UCLA Film School student who is making a documentary.
Gabriel Casseus___ Jamal, a former gangster turned Muslim seeking redemption.
Bernie Mac___ Jay, a bubble gum company owner.
Steve White___ Mike, a conspiracy theorist who thinks the march is a plot to gather one million black men in one place for mass extermination.
Albert Hall___ Craig, the original bus driver who is dealing with his teenage daughter’s pregnancy.

Richard Belzer___ Rick
Wendell Pierce___ Wendell
Kristen Wilson___ Shelly
Paula Jai Parker___ Jamilia
Gina Ravera___ Gina
Joie Lee___ Jindal
Randy Quaid___ Tennessee State Trooper (uncredited)

Runtime:120 min
Sound Mix:SDDS | Dolby SR

Krasnagorsk K-3 Cameras
Moviecam Cameras

Film length (metres)
3387 m

Film negative format (mm/video inches)
16 mm
35 mm

Cinematographic process

Printed film format
35 mm

Aspect ratio
1.85 : 1

Production Companies
15 Black Men
40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Columbia Pictures
Columbia TriStar Films de España (Spain)
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2006) (Germany) (DVD)

Opened on 1,207 screens earning .2 million in its first weekend.



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