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Buster and Billie (1974)

In a rural 1940s southern town, a socially awkward high school girl is taken advantage of by the boys because it's the only way she knows to relate to boys. But one, Buster, falls in love ... See full summary »

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Buster Lane
Joan Goodfellow ...
Billie Jo Truluck
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Margie Hooks
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Jake
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Whitey
Jessie Lee Fulton ...
Mrs. Lane
J.B. Joiner ...
Mr. Lane
Dell C. Payne ...
Warren
Mark Pendergraft ...
Mole
David Paul Dean ...
Phil
David Little ...
Smitty
Vernon Beatty ...
Arland
Doris Pearce ...
Mrs. Hooks
Carl Reddick ...
Mr. Hooks
Dale Pearce ...
Sally
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In a rural 1940s southern town, a socially awkward high school girl is taken advantage of by the boys because it's the only way she knows to relate to boys. But one, Buster, falls in love with her. The other boys, however, still consider her their convenient "squeeze," with tragic results.

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It was 1948. There was a girl like Billie in every school. All the boys knew her... But Buster loved her and no one understood. See more »

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18 January 1975 (Sweden)  »

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Billy... ena elefthero koritsi  »

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Bruce Boxleitner read for the part of Buster but lost out to Jan-Michael Vincent See more »

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Referenced in 42nd Street Forever! Volume 1: Horror on 42nd Street (2004) See more »

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Long Lonesome Road
Words and Music by Claude Casey
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An underrated film
20 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I also subscribe to the views of other IMDB writers concerning this film. BUSTER AND BILLIE made an enormous impression on my consciousness as a film viewer. I first saw it years ago, very late at night. Being teenaged at the time, this story of unconventional love in 1948 Georgia proved to be thoroughly eye-opening. This film affected me so much that, as I did not have a copy of it, I actually advertised in a newspaper for it, and someone forwarded a dubbed copy to me!

The excellent acting of Joan Goodfellow (Billie) and Jan-Michael Vincent (Buster) made watching this film a great experience. Their belief in the love of these two characters is reflected in their acting, reactions, and the little moments that these characters share. I have to admit that I have seen the film many times, but it is never a boring or predictable experience, even though one has knowledge of how it ends.

While this film has been described as cliched and a film with only a desparate appeal to oversexed teenagers, this is simply not true. It tells a good story beautifully, with great acting, and period atmosphere. If only the films of the 1990s and the 2000s could be like this.




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