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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
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Mrs. Rothery
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Inspector Jack Mitchell
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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)  »

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A Grande Golpada  »

Box Office

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$540,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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

June Edwards: [when discussing buying a house worth £3,000] You could get a mortgage like other people!
Buster Edwards: Do what?
June Edwards: Borrow it from a bank.
Buster Edwards: Well, I *do* borrow from banks, that is my job.
June Edwards: I mean with their permission
Buster Edwards: I thought you needed a reference to do that,
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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 »

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Referenced in Movie Connections: Buster (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweets For My Sweet
Performed by The Searchers
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Courtesy of Precision Records & Tapes Ltd.
Published by Carlin Music Corp.
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Buster
9 July 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Singer Collins stars in this simple film about a thief who successfully pulls off the biggest train robbery in history, who then decides to start a new life in Acapulco with his wife June (Walters). Well matched stars in lovely paced yarn with Oscar nominated tunes from Collins ("Two Hearts").


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