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
Michael Attwell ...
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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The greatest train robber of all time. See more »


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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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Trivia

Phil Collins's first lead role in a film. 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

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 »


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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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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