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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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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  »

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$540,000 (USA)
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Quotes

Buster Edwards: Rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin', ro-... BLAADY 'ELL!
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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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You really can't blame Collins...
29 February 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly dull movie about 'Buster' (played by Collins), one of the great train robbers of 1963. All together they robbed about 2.6 million pounds, of which Buster gets 150,000. Considering the rent of their house is 3 pounds a week... that's a lot of money. But the movie doesn't focus on the robbery itself, but the life after it, with Buster on the run, fleeing to Acapulco (that's Mexico, Buster!). Sounds interesting so far? Well, it ain't! 90% of the movie contains of Buster's wife nagging how she doesn't want to move, how Mexico sucks and that England's great, how they don't speak English here, nagnag whinewhine. When served Chili Con Carne (spicy!) she screams: I want steak and chips! Man, I hated her for that... The movie doesn't have a lot going for it. It's dull, even irritatingly so and is focused on all the wrong things. Collins does what he can and delivers an OK performance (and sings a couple of good songs), but man did he choose the wrong movie to try it on the big screen... 2/10.


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