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 ...
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George
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Mrs. Rothery
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Inspector Mitchell
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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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Charming, lovable... and wanted for the crime of the century! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The producers thanked the real-life Buster Edwards in the end credits. 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

Featured in Movie Connections: Buster (2009) See more »

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Any Old Iron
Composed by Charles Collins / E.A. Shepherd / Fred Terry
(c)1911 Herman Darewski Music Publishing Co.
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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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