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
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He'll steal your heart!
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Did You Know?
In Phil Collins' biography "Not Dead Yet" he says plans were for him to wear a prosthetic nose in the first few scenes before it was removed. This was to reflect the real-life Buster's plastic surgery to change his appearance after his crimes. Producers eventually abandoned the idea after rehearsals began. See more
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
[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...
[overhearing him, with a cup of hot chocolate
Buster, don't start that again!
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
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
Referenced in The Big Box: Deep Throat
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. See more