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Buster (1988)

R  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Comedy  |  23 November 1988 (USA)
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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
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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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The greatest train robber of all time. See more »


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23 November 1988 (USA)  »

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A Grande Golpada  »

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$540,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 By the time this film was made, D326 had been withdrawn from service and scrapped. Sister locomotive D306 (40106), which was also withdrawn but had been preserved by enthusiasts on the Great Central Railway near Loughborough, was used in the robbery sequence, filmed on the locomotive's home ground on the GCR. 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

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 »

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Soundtracks

Our Day Will Come
Performed by Ruby & The Romantics
Written by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson
Courtesy of MCA Music Inc.
Published by EMI Music (c) 1963 Rosewood Music Corp/Day Music Co./Hilliard Music Co.
Sub-published by Francis Day & Hunter Ltd.
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Phil Collins triumphs Against All Odds...
7 June 2006 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

Buster is possibly Phil 'The Brusier' Collins' finest ever moment. The film itself is a roller-coaster ride from comedy to emotion. The film, in places is dreary and sluggish, however a tour de force performance by Collins makes up for its shortcomings. The film could be improved with additional musical accompaniment from the 'bruiser'as only 'two hearts' stands out. The supporting cast is not up to Phil's acting standards. Julie Walters is particularly annoying.

But seriously this film should rank alongside The Great Escape and Flashdance as a classic Sunday afternoon film. In fact it is as important as the dinner that precedes it.


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