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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 ...
Franny Reynolds
Ellie Beaven ...
Nicky Edwards
Michael Attwell ...
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Golpada  »

Box Office

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$540,000 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

In the opening scenes where 'Buster' is seen walking off wearing the new suit he has just stolen there is seen a Vespa p range motor scooter..this model was not introduced until 1977 14 years after the film is set. See more »

Quotes

June Edwards: [when discussing buying a house worth £3,000] You could get a mortgage like other people!
Buster Edwards: Do what?
June Edwards: Borrow it from a bank.
Buster Edwards: Well, I *do* borrow from banks, that is my job.
June Edwards: I mean with their permission
Buster Edwards: I thought you needed a reference to do that,
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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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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
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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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