MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 490 this week

Buster (1988)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 2,318 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 6 critic

This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 23 May 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 Apr 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 23 Sep 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Buster" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Buster (1988)

Buster (1988) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buster.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Buster (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Buster's the story of a guy that anyone in his right mind would run away from. Or should run away from, since Buster spends all his spare time provoking strangers into fights, then refusing... See full summary »

Director: Lovisa Inserra
Stars: Cosmo Inserra, Alex Emanuel, Sandra Andreis
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods
Arctic Blue (1993)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An environmentalist gets involved in transporting an accused killer (Ben) from an isolated Alaskan town to the authorities. Ben is determined to escape, and his fellow trappers are ready to... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Dylan Walsh, Rya Kihlstedt
Breathtaking (2000)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A beautiful psychiatrist befriends an abused patient, ultimately leading to lust and murder.

Director: David Green
Stars: Joanne Whalley, Lorraine Pilkington, Neil Dudgeon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen
Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Carolyn Seymour
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A comedy about a shy logistician of a German mail order company who is send to Kemerovo in Siberia from his boss to accomplish a German work flow system in the Russian subsidiary company.

Director: Ralf Huettner
Stars: Katja Riemann, Armin Rohde, Joachim Król
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young wife decides to complete her education and take her exams. She meets a professor who teaches her to value her own insights while still being able to beat the exams. The change in ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Eight women attend one of Britain's toughest survival schools to challenge themselves and conquer their fears. They learn that there is more to survival than passing the course.

Director: John Goldschmidt
Stars: Julie Walters, Anthony Higgins, Jane Evers
Drama

To build a new life for his family, a man returns to his country birthplace, only to find his plans thrown into chaos when he accidentally adopts a stray dog, Buster.

The Great Train Robbery (TV Movie 2009)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mike Le Han
Stars: John Bradshaw, Adrian Broadbent, Brian Broves
Calliope (1994)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Alun Harris
Stars: Richard E. Grant, Michael Winner, Phil Collins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Stephanie Lawrence ...
Franny Reynolds
Ellie Beaven ...
Nicky Edwards
Michael Attwell ...
Harry
...
Christopher Ellison ...
George
...
Mrs. Rothery
...
Inspector Jack Mitchell
Clive Wood ...
Sergeant Chalmers
...
Sir James McDowell
...
Poyser
Harold Innocent ...
Justice Parry
...
Fairclough
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Family Man... A Dreamer... A Thief See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

23 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Golpada  »

Box Office

Gross:

$540,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite this movie taking place in England during the early to mid-1960s, the film features absolutely no music by The Beatles. This was not through lack of trying. Phil Collins reported in an interview in 1988 the filmmakers received permission from all three surviving Beatles, as well as Yoko Ono, to use songs by the Beatles. However, lawyers got involved and, as a result, no Beatles music is heard in the film. 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!
See more »

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 Thirsty Dead (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Nellie Dean
Composed by Harry Armstrong
(c)1905 M. Witmark & Sons
Sub-published by B. Feldman & Co. Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extremely likable film about actual people and events
9 December 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Buster (Phil Collins) is a petty thief with some skill. If he wants a new suit, he just breaks a store window and makes off with a mannequin. If the baby needs supplies, Buster sneaks into the chemist's at night and picks out what is needed. His wife June is getting a bit tired of this and would love to have a place of their own, not a rental. Therefore, Buster arranges a major train robbery (THE Great Train Robbery in the early sixties). The plot is almost successful but Buster does not remain anonymous and is a hunted man, post robbery. Will he ever see his family again? This is a very likable movie about an unlikely charmer. Buster does not want an honest job to support his family but one just can not help liking the guy. Collins is quite good as this amusing thief. Julie Walters, as his wife, is also sweet and attractive. The plot is amazing when one realizes these events actually took place. Part love story, part cat and mouse game, this film is a fun view. Anyone who sits down to Buster will be laughing in short order, leaving the sometimes somber world behind.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
flower stall ryanwyan
Phil Collins Delivers the Goods! bradburke
Steve McFadden/Phil Mitchell SavoryB
Favourite lines SavoryB
class 40 carlin4737
Buster Edwards commited suicide in 1994 bAzTNM
Discuss Buster (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?