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Buster (1988)

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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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Mrs. Rothery
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Justice Parry
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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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23 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Golpada  »

Box Office

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$540,000 (USA)
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The film attracted criticism for romanticizing criminality and ignoring the violent assault on the train driver. The BBC's film critic Barry Norman called the film "amoral and even deplorable". Through Collins' involvement in The Prince's Trust, Prince Charles and Princess Diana were invited to attend the film's premiere. However, after the Evening Standard film critic Alexander Walker and Conservative MP Ivor Stanbrook publicly attacked the film and implored them not to attend, Collins wrote to the royal couple and recommended that they cancel, which they did. See more »

Quotes

Buster Edwards: [Buster, Bruce and Harry worries about the police has found their hide-out] We're gonna get famous now. More popular than Christine Keeler AND the Beatles!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep on Running
Performed by the Spencer Davis Group
Written by J. Edwards
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd./EMI Manhattan Records
Published by Island Music Ltd.
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Very underrated
28 January 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is simply beautiful. The performance by Phil Collins, the music - everything here is excellent. The end is unbelievable (it's a true story) - only a man with a very big heart could do that (if you want to know what, go and rent a movie - you will not regret it). I highly recommend it 10/10.

P.S.: I can't believe that only less than 300 people voted for this movie (did noone see it?)


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