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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »
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Stephanie Lawrence ...
Franny
Ellie Beaven ...
Nicky
Michael Attwell ...
Harry
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Christopher Ellison ...
George
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Mrs. Rothery
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Inspector 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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Fairclough
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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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year 1963 | 1960s | train | robbery | heist | See All (74) »

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A Family Man... A Dreamer... A Thief See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"A Groovy Kind of Love" went to #1 on the UK Top-of-the-Pops Singles chart, while "Two Hearts" went to #6. Both songs went to #1 in the USA. 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: 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 »

Connections

References Rawhide (1959) See more »

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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Buster
9 July 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Singer Collins stars in this simple film about a thief who successfully pulls off the biggest train robbery in history, who then decides to start a new life in Acapulco with his wife June (Walters). Well matched stars in lovely paced yarn with Oscar nominated tunes from Collins ("Two Hearts").


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