This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »
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Stephanie Lawrence ...
Franny
Ellie Beaven ...
Nicky
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Harry
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Christopher Ellison ...
George
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Mrs. Rothery
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Inspector Mitchell
Clive Wood ...
Sergeant Chalmers
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Sir James McDowell
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Poyser
Harold Innocent ...
Justice Parry
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Fairclough
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Storyline

Buster is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can't contact his wife and child. He arranges to meet them in Mexico where he thinks they can begin again, but finds that he must choose between his family and freedom. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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year 1963 | 1960s | train | robbery | heist | See All (74) »

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He'll steal your heart! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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23 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Golpada  »

Box Office

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$540,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Liam Neeson auditioned for the part of Bruce Reynolds. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, when Buster walks off wearing a new suit he has just stolen, a Vespa P range motor scooter is visible. That model was introduced in 1977. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Buster Edwards: [addressing the audience. He is now a florist near Waterloo Bridge, several years after his release in 1980] You know, I've still got that dream...
June Edwards: [overhearing him, with a cup of hot chocolate] Buster, don't start that again!
Buster Edwards: No, dear
Buster Edwards: Well, I know it's still there.
[Buster and June walk off chatting about seeing their daughter Nikki who is now adult, and Buster looks at the camera, and his face is framed onto an envelope, when the credits start]
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Crazy Credits

Buster Edwards never got the deal he hoped for. On the 9th December 1966 he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for conspiring to rob Her Majesty's Royal Mail Train. See more »


Soundtracks

Theme from Lawrence of Arabia
Composed by Maurice Jarre
licensed by Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Ltd.
licensed by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc., for USA and Canada
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a stinker
4 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

the main body of this movie is Julie Walters moaning to leave Mexico and wanting to go home to England.

The rest seems to be about what a wonderful chap Buster (Phil Collins) was and glosses over the facts of the robbery (and assault).

That really is all there is to this piece of garbage.

The soundtrack is the only redeeming feature and then only if you were a Phil Collins fan.

This film is probably why his acting career didn't do much after this.

If you can get this free on the front of a newspaper then by all means watch it but otherwise avoid.


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