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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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Stephanie Lawrence ...
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Ellie Beaven ...
Nicky Edwards
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Mrs. Rothery
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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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23 November 1988 (USA)  »

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A Grande Golpada  »

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$540,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The train used in the film in the robbery sequences is not the Number 37 like that in the real Great Train Robbery, it is a (reconstructed) Number 40 train. The locomotive was not a 'Number 40' it was a 'class 40'. The reference to being a 'number 37' is incorrect (a 'class 37' locomotive is a lesser powered loco from the same builder. Proper details are given below: 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 By the time the film Buster was made D326 had been withdrawn from service and scrapped. Sister locomotive D306 (40106) - which was also withdrawn but had been preserved by enthusiasts on the Great Central Railway near Loughborough - substituted in robbery sequence of the film, which was filmed on the locomotive's home ground on the GCR. 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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a stinker
4 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

the main body of this movie is Julie Walters moaning to leave Mexico and wanting to go home to England.

The rest seems to be about what a wonderful chap Buster (Phil Collins) was and glosses over the facts of the robbery (and assault).

That really is all there is to this piece of garbage.

The soundtrack is the only redeeming feature and then only if you were a Phil Collins fan.

This film is probably why his acting career didn't do much after this.

If you can get this free on the front of a newspaper then by all means watch it but otherwise avoid.


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