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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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Stephanie Lawrence ...
Franny Reynolds
Ellie Beaven ...
Nicky Edwards
Michael Attwell ...
Harry
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Christopher Ellison ...
George
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Mrs. Rothery
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Inspector Jack 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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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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Release Date:

23 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Golpada  »

Box Office

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$540,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The train used in the film in the robbery sequences is not the Number 37 like that in the real Great Train Robbery, it is a (reconstructed) Number 40 train. The locomotive was not a 'Number 40' it was a 'class 40'. The reference to being a 'number 37' is incorrect (a 'class 37' locomotive is a lesser powered loco from the same builder. Proper details are given below: The locomotive on the train involved in the Great Train Robbery was an English Electric type 4, class 40, locomotive number D326 (later 40126). By the time the film Buster was made D326 had been withdrawn from service and scrapped. Sister locomotive D306 (40106) - which was also withdrawn but had been preserved by enthusiasts on the Great Central Railway near Loughborough - substituted in robbery sequence of the film, which was filmed on the locomotive's home ground on the GCR. 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

Features Rawhide (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Just One Look
Performed by The Hollies
Written by Doris Troy (as Payne) and Gregory Carroll (as Carroll)
Courtesy of EMI Records UK
published by Premier Music Publishing Co. (Leosong)
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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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