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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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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.

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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
Harold Innocent ...
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  »

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$540,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The real life Buster Edwards received a "the producers would like to thank" credit. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep on Running
Performed by the Spencer Davis Group
Written by J. Edwards
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd./EMI Manhattan Records
Published by Island Music 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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