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Buster (1988)

This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963.

Director:

David Green

Writer:

Colin Shindler (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Collins ... Buster
Julie Walters ... June
Larry Lamb ... Bruce
Stephanie Lawrence Stephanie Lawrence ... Franny
Ellie Beaven Ellie Beaven ... Nicky
Michael Attwell ... Harry
Ralph Brown ... Ronny
Christopher Ellison ... George
Sheila Hancock ... Mrs. Rothery
Martin Jarvis ... Inspector Mitchell
Clive Wood Clive Wood ... Sergeant Chalmers
Anthony Quayle ... Sir James McDowell
Michael Byrne ... Poyser
Harold Innocent ... Justice Parry
Rupert Vansittart ... 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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Golpada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$540,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie featured two hit songs by lead actor Phil Collins: "Two Hearts" and "A Groovy Kind of Love". "A Groovy Kind of Love" went to #1 on the UK Singles Chart, while "Two Hearts" went to #6. Both songs went to #1 in the USA. See more »

Goofs

Buster and June's daughter Nicky was two years old in 1963. However, in the movie, she is clearly old enough to be in school. 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

References The Saint (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep on Running
Written by Jackie Edwards
Performed by The Spencer Davis Group (as Spencer Davis)
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd./EMI Manhattan Records
Published by Island Music Ltd.
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Really Popular Movie When Released
5 January 2005 | by retrogamesSee all my reviews

This movie was a big hit at the cinema when it was first released and then again as a video rental....Those were the days! The soundtrack was also a big hit and most of the songs were chart hits on the back of the movie, and not just the Phil Collins songs who was at the height of his popularity as a solo artist at the time. The story and movie itself is far from being as bad as some of the reviews here make out, its an upbeat movie for the most part and still watchable. Phil Colins can act, although he hasn't really had the chance to show that in very many roles since. The fact that you could pick this movie up free on DVD recently with a newspaper and if you missed that offer can pop into any Poundland in the UK and pick it up for a pound (on a double bill with Diamond of Jeru) I'd recommend you looking it up...even only if its to hear that great soundtrack again..5/10


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