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Buster and Billie (1974)

In a rural 1940s southern town, a socially awkward high school girl is taken advantage of by the boys, because it's the only way she knows to relate to boys. But one, Buster, falls in love ... See full summary »

Directors:

Daniel Petrie, Sidney Sheldon (uncredited)

Writers:

Ron Batron (story), Ron Turbeville (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Buster Lane
Joan Goodfellow Joan Goodfellow ... Billie Jo Truluck
Pamela Sue Martin ... Margie Hooks
Clifton James ... Jake
Robert Englund ... Whitey
Jessie Lee Fulton ... Mrs. Lane
J.B. Joiner J.B. Joiner ... Mr. Lane
Dell C. Payne Dell C. Payne ... Warren
Mark Pendergraft Mark Pendergraft ... Mole
David Paul Dean David Paul Dean ... Phil
David Little David Little ... Smitty
Vernon Beatty Vernon Beatty ... Arland
Doris Pearce Doris Pearce ... Mrs. Hooks
Carl Reddick Carl Reddick ... Mr. Hooks
Dale Pearce Dale Pearce ... Sally
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Storyline

In a rural 1940s southern town, a socially awkward high school girl is taken advantage of by the boys, because it's the only way she knows to relate to boys. But one, Buster, falls in love with her. The other boys, however, still consider her their convenient "squeeze", with tragic results.

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It should have been a love story! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Buster liebt Billie See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Black Creek Billie See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based on real-life events that occurred in writer Ron Turbeville's hometown of Florence, South Carolina in 1948. See more »

Goofs

The "Play Ball" pinball machine in the pool hall was an electro-mechanical device made by Midway Manufacturing Company of Chicago in 1965 so it would not have been in existence when the film is set. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Gator Creator with Tobe Hooper (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Lightnin' Bar Blues
Words and Music by Hoyt Axton
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one of the best from my younger days
16 January 2007 | by sjsampson-1See all my reviews

While doing a search on your website to find out what other movies Robert Englund was in besides A Nightmare on Elm Street I came across a movie that I haven't thought of in years, Buster and Billie. I immediately felt this wave of emotion. I was 20 when this movie was released and although I couldn't remember right away the whole plot of the movie I remembered it as one of my favourites. After reading some of the story line and talking to my husband who has a much better memory than I do I realized why my feeling at the mere mention of the title was so extreme. It was wonderful albeit very, very tragic. My husband also remembers it as being one of his favourites. I don't know if I want to ever watch it again or just keep the memory of a film that touched me deeply years ago.


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