Bustin’ Loose: DVD Vs. NBC TV Version

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For it’s NBC Movie of the Week in 1984, an extended version was aired to fit the two hour time slot. This version contained a few deleted scenes as well as some alternate shots that have never been officially released before. This version also censored language and some obscene references. This version also suffers from flickering and quality degradation.

Difference Report:

3:36

The NBC TV version contains a deleted scene. In it, the guard dog gives the security guard the candy bar that Joe had given him. Joe is seen trying to transport a stack of boxes before the guard dog catches him. The guard dog begins to bark while Joe tries to calm the guard dog down.

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4:19

The NBC TV version removes shortens the scene of Joe and Marvin arguing over whether the homeless person urinating near them is an undercover police officer.

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11:02

The NBC TV version contains an extended scene. Donald asks Vivian what about the future of their relationship. Vivian tells him that there will be no relationship if he is not willing to help her.

NBC TV Version:

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18:13

The NBC TV version contains a deleted scene. Joe is seen driving the bus to the school to pick up Vivian and the kids. Joe gets out and meets Vivian. He tells her the bus is all working. Vivian asks Joe to put the children’s belongings onto the bus. He objects, telling her that the bus is not working well. Vivian tells him that also should’ve cleaned himself up more before walking back into the building. Joe begins to sulk around and tells her that he’s not a bellman. He then starts to throw some of the children’s belongings on the roof of the bus. The DVD has an alternate shot of the bus pulling up to the school.

NBC TV Version:

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DVD:

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24:44

The NBC TV version contains an alternate shot, with the NBC TV version switching to the girls at the back of the bus. The DVD continues on the shot of Joe dealing with the boys.

NBC TV Version:

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DVD:

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25:13

The NBC TV version contains an alternate shot, with the NBC TV version switching to Vivian watching what’s going on in the front. The DVD has Joe warning the boys he’ll stab them if they don’t move to the back of the bus.

NBC TV Version:

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DVD:

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30:11

The NBC TV version contains an alternate and longer shot of Joe scolding Ernesto for screwing around with the television and nearly electrocuting himself.

NBC TV Version:

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DVD:

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36:04

The NBC TV version contains an an alternate and shorter shot. The NBC TV version has Joe standing and waiting as the kids use the porta potty. The DVD has Joe asking why everyone’s lined up to the use the women’s porta potty before going inside the men’s porta potty. He then exits and lines up.

NBC TV Version:

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DVD:

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41:35

The NBC TV version shortens a shot of Joe talking to himself.

DVD:

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43:02

The NBC TV version contains an alternate shot. The NBC TV version switches to the kids pretending to be blind while the DVD continues on Joe trying to convince the Ku Klux Klan leader.

NBC TV Version:

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DVD:

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55:57

The NBC TV version contains an extended scene of Joe driving the bus as Donald is tailing them.

NBC TV Version:

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1:03:46

The NBC TV version contains a deleted scene. Joe is seen helping Julio how to fish on the stream. He then walks to the edge of the stream and observes a piece of rock before putting it in his pocket.

NBC TV Version:

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1:11:31

The NBC TV version contains an alternate shot. The NBC TV version switches to some of the kids while the DVD has Joe slapping Ernesto for talking back to him.

NBC TV Version:

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DVD:

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1:12:17

The NBC TV version contains an additional shot of Samantha and Anthony.

NBC TV Version:

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1:23:07

The NBC TV version shortens a shot of Joe telling Vivian to tell Samantha that Dakota can go pee now.

DVD:

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